60GHz wireless technology has been around for a number of years, but up until recently has remained a niche area outside of the purview of the average consumer. Some 60GHz wireless protocols have been developed in recent years to introduce the consumer to gigabit level data transfers over a wireless signal. WirelessHD has enjoyed a head start over WiGig, having been shipping in devices since 2010, but has failed to enjoy support from top-tier electronics manufacturers. WiGig entered the market in late 2012, looking to better appeal to consumers by including features such as Wi-Fi failover compatibility and the ability to do basic networking with WiGig. These additional features, in addition to support from a multitude of silicon providers for WiGig, and WirelessHD's recently announced mobile chipsets will make 2013 a year where both standards go head to head for the hearts and minds of consumers.
Included in this report is an in depth analysis of the applications driving adoption of WirelessHD and WiGig. This report also looks at 14 different markets from smartphones to docking stations examining the number of devices shipping with WirelessHD and WiGig from 2012 to 2017. A forecast of the value of the WiGig market from 2012 to 2017 is also included.
The deliverable is comprised of a PDF and accompanying Excel data sheet.
Table 1. Worldwide Shipments of WiGig and WirelessHD Devices, 2011-2017
Source: MRG, Inc.