Skip to main content

Complications Will Impact Bluetooth's Upside

Bluetooth had another successful year in 2006, and it will have continued success in 2007, led by its increasing penetration into mobile phones, according to the latest In-Stat market study.

However, market growth for Bluetooth products is beginning to slow, and it will see some complications arising from integration trends and new Bluetooth standards reaching the market, the high-tech market research firm says. The market for Bluetooth semiconductor chips is also in flux.

"The Bluetooth silicon market is beginning to see some consolidation, as larger silicon vendors add new capabilities, such as Wi-Fi and GPS, to their chip portfolios, either by internal development or acquisition," says Brian O'Rourke, In-Stat analyst. "The goal is to create combined radio silicon that is being demanded by mobile phone vendors."

Market research by In-Stat found the following:

- Growth of Bluetooth devices will increase by 34 percent in 2007, slowing from the recent past.

- Wireless chip companies are seeking to offer integrated radio chips with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and FM.

- New low power and high data rate Bluetooth standards will emerge over the next two years.

- According to recently conducted In-Stat surveys, France, Germany and the UK have the highest percentages of those extremely or very familiar with Bluetooth. Korea and Japan had the lowest percentages, while the U.S. was in the middle.

Popular posts from this blog

The Rise of Generative AI in Finance

As an independent management consultant specializing in the tech sector, I've witnessed numerous technological advancements reshape vertical industry workflow and horizontal job functions. However, few innovations have shown as much promise to revolutionize business operations as Generative AI (GenAI). A recent Gartner market study has shed light on the transformative potential of this technology, particularly in the realm of finance. The findings reveal a significant shift in how finance leaders perceive and plan to implement generative AI, signaling a new era of data-driven decision-making and operational efficiency. The Gartner assessment provides compelling insights into the expectations and priorities of finance leaders regarding GenAI adoption. One of the most striking statistics is that 66 percent of finance leaders believe GenAI will have its most immediate impact on explaining forecast and budget variances. GenAI in Finance Market Development This high percentage undersc