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Shipments of CE Devices with Wi-Fi to Reach Almost 1 Billion by 2012


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Because of its large installed base in mobile PCs and home networks, flexibility, and mature ecosystem, Wi-Fi is a valued, “Swiss army knife” technology for the consumer electronic (CE) market reports In-Stat .

According to research from the high-tech market research firm, “digital TV will be the second largest category of CE stationary devices shipping with Wi-Fi,” says Victoria Fodale, In-Stat analyst. “The sheer volume of digital TV shipments will make it a strong market, despite a relatively low Wi-Fi attach rate.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

* More than 294 million CE devices with Wi-Fi shipped in 2007
* Compound annual growth rate for CE Wi-Fi devices through 2012 will be 26%
* By 2011, cellular/Wi-Fi handsets will surpass mobile PCs as the large category of Wi-Fi devices.

Recent In-Stat research, Wi-Fi in Consumer Electronics: The Swiss Army Knife Technology (#IN0803980WS), covers the global market for CE devices with Wi-Fi. This research provides:

- Five-year forecast for 20 Wi-Fi CE devices

- CE devices with the highest volume and Wi-Fi attach rates

- Drivers or barriers to demand in each device category

- Key vendors and product releases in each device category

For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit: or contact a sales representative:

The price is $3,495 (US).

This research is part of In-Stat’s Wireless LAN service. This service examines new applications for WLAN in business, home, and public sector. Included are forecasts, market perspectives, and segmentation (by technology and application) for WLAN chipsets and end-products.

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