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By apacciooutlook | Friday, November 11, 2016
FREMONT, CA: ABI Research, through its survey, predicts the manufacturing of more than one billion WiGig chipsets by 2021. The survey highlights the penetration of 802.11ad (WiGig) chipset into the market to reach a critical juncture by 2017 with key industry players like Broadcom, Intel, Lattice Semiconductor, MediaTek, Nitero, Peraso, and Qualcomm increasing the production of WiGig chipsets.
WiGig chipsets enables wireless docking, and enhances multimedia streaming, data transfer between devices, and networking applications. With increasing penetration of technology into the computing space and growing use of smartphones, tablets, and other connected home devices, WiGig chipsets is about to boom into the market in the near future, building momentum and cutting costs.
According to the report, 28percent of smartphones will support WiGig by 2021 which will adopt tri-band products that incorporate 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 60GHz technologies. This will increase total network speed and capacity by offloading data traffic from the crowded 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands onto the 60GHz band, selecting the most appropriate band depending on the environment. It will also create new opportunities in AR/VR applications, removing obstacles in the devices’ path to adoption.
“A major challenge for WiGig in moving to the 60GHz band is to build up an ecosystem and solid set of use cases to drive growth,” says Andrew Zignani, Industry Analyst, ABI Research. “WiGig-enabled docks can be costly, and OEMs may choose not to implement the technology if there are only a limited number of devices that will work with the accessories.”