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Mobile Devices Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, 802.11x

Short-range connectivity protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Near Field Communications (NFC) have emerged as the preeminent means for mobile devices to share data, WWAN connectivity and functionality between themselves and supporting accessories. Despite what may appear to be similar functionality and addressable markets, these connectivity standards are continually found to co-exist on a particular device based upon individual application strengths. Often driven by high penetration into key device segments such as handsets or laptops, these connectivity standards find themselves rapidly changing from being competitive feature differentiators to becoming absolute "must-haves" in any CE or mobile device seeking to maximize interoperability with other devices. This study investigates and highlights the current and future market potential for short-range connectivity across mobile device segments such as handsets, media tablets, ultra mobile devices, laptops, and more. The penetration of Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi that drives the sale of supporting connectivity ICs is discussed at a global and regional level for key device categories. The report examines key protocol standards and standards bodies in terms of the factors driving the evolution of the addressable market for each key connectivity protocol.

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. NFC Overview
    • 1.2. Bluetooth Summary
    • 1.3. Bluetooth v4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
    • 1.4. Wi-Fi Summary
  • 2. NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS AND APPLICATIONS
    • 2.1. MNO Interest in NFC Revenue Streams
    • 2.2. Financial Services' Interest in NFC
    • 2.3. Handset OEM Interest in NFC
    • 2.4. Market Barriers
    • 2.5. Applications for NFC in Handsets
    • 2.6. Connecting Devices with NFC
    • 2.7. NFC Marketing and the Mobile Browser
    • 2.8. Automotive Applications for NFC
    • 2.9. NFC and Wi-Fi Coexistence
    • 2.10. NFC and Bluetooth Coexistence
    • 2.11. NFC ISO Standards
    • 2.12. NFC Device Security Element
    • 2.13. NFC Forum Device-Specific Architecture
    • 2.14. NFC Device Shipment Forecast Summary
  • 3. BLUETOOTH PROTOCOLS AND APPLICATIONS
    • 3.1. Bluetooth SIG
    • 3.2. Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed
    • 3.3. Bluetooth v3.0 + BLE
    • 3.4. Bluetooth Profiles
    • 3.5. Bluetooth Device Ecosystem Forecast Summary
  • 4. PROTOCOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 802.11 (WI-FI)
    • 4.1. Primary 802.11 Protocols
    • 4.2. 802.11n Mobile Device Implementation Options
    • 4.3. 802.11 Amendments
    • 4.4. Wi-Fi Alliance
    • 4.5. Device Certification
    • 4.6. Wi-Fi Device Shipment Forecast Summary
  • 5. CONNECTIVITY IC IN MOBILE DEVICES
    • 5.1. Standalone Connectivity Chips
    • 5.2. Bluetooth - Wi-Fi Coexistence and Combination Chips
  • 6. KEY DEVICE CONNECTIVITY VENDORS
    • 6.1. Atheros
    • 6.2. Broadcom
    • 6.3. Texas Instruments
    • 6.4. Marvell Technology Group Ltd
    • 6.5. NXP Semiconductors
    • 6.6. Qualcomm
    • 6.7. Cambridge Silicon Radio
    • 6.8. STMicroelectronics
    • 6.9. UMD Connectivity IC Vendor Share
    • 6.10. Handset Connectivity IC Vendor Share
  • 7. CONNECTIVITY BY KEY DEVICE SEGMENT
    • 7.1. Mobile Handsets
    • 7.2. Ultra Mobile Devices
    • 7.3. Media Tablets
    • 7.4. Laptops
  • 8. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 9. ACRONYMS

Charts

  1. Device Shipments by Connectivity Protocol, World Market: 2009 to 2016
  2. UMD Connectivity IC Vendor Share 2010, World Market: 2010
  3. Device Shipments by Connectivity Protocol
  4. UMD Connectivity IC Vendor Share
  5. Handset Bluetooth IC Vendor Market Share
  6. Handset Wi-Fi IC Vendor Market Share
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Research Information

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  • Publish Date 3Q 2011
  • Research Type Research Report Report
  • Code RR-DEVCON-11
  • Pages 62
  • Tables 32
  • Charts 6
  • File Formats Excel PDF Powerpoint

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