Over the next five to ten years, the connectivity landscape for computers and mobile devices is set to undergo a considerable transformation. Emerging wired connectivity technologies such as USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3, with the ability to offer new functionalities including higher data transfer rates, power delivery, and video capabilities over a single connector, will have a significant impact on the market. These enhancements can also help bring about new use cases, such as external GPUs, for mobile devices and more advanced docking solutions, while their slimmer design can also help to enable thinner and lighter form factors for portable devices. The next few years will also see the emergence of completely cable-free devices, aided by new wireless technologies such as WiGig (802.11ad) and the proliferation of wireless charging.
This research report analyzes the latest trends for wired and wireless connectivity in computing and mobile devices. It also provides a comprehensive overview and market forecasts of emerging connectivity technologies and their impact on the changing connectivity landscape within devices including smartphones, tablets, desktops, and portable PCs.