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Since 1999, annual shipments of Wi-Fi enabled devices have grown rapidly, with a major inflection point in 2008 as the smartphone market took off.

In 2012, over 1.5 billion Wi-Fi enabled devices were shipped. The market is forecast to continue to grow rapidly over the next 5 years as the technology is adopted across a wide variety of markets, including consumer, mobile, automotive, and emerging markets. This product tracks Wi-Fi enabled device shipments and attach rates in 30+ end markets and provides forecast to 2018; it also tracks Wi-Fi Direct adoption. The product also provides a comprehensive analysis of the chipset market, including:

• Shipments, revenues, and average selling prices

• Standalone vs. combo ICs vs. integrated platforms

• Wi-Fi protocols - 11a/b/g, 11n (single and dual band), 11ac, and 11ad

• Vendor market share analysis