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WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Q3 2012

Abstract

This market report analyzes and forecasts the market for Wireless Sensor Networks. The report includes a thorough evaluation of emerging Wireless Sensor Network technologies including ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, Z-Wave, Low Power WiFi, EnOcean, IEEE 802.15.4, and other proprietary options. The report includes global & regional market trends & forecasts, regulatory issues, standards development, economic effects, and strategic developments.

"Wireless sensor network component markets continue to grow, although more slowly than anticipated," according to Kirsten West, principal analyst with WTRS. "Generally companies appear to be waiting for the results of this fall's U.S. presidential election before making further technology investments or commitments for investment."

  • market opportunities & drivers impacting the market
  • industry alliances, strategic partnerships, and SIGs
  • WSN chipset features
  • energy harvesting technologies
  • 5-year forecasts of sales volume, unit shipments, and average selling price
  • historical price and volume data
  • Agriculture, Building Automation, Consumer, Home Area Network, Industrial Automation, Medical, Mobile, Smart Metering, Transportation, Warehouse, and Watches
  • certified vs non-certified ZigBee shipment forecasts
  • ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, Z-Wave, Low Power WiFi, EnOcean, Dash7, IEEE 802.15.4, Wavenis.

WSN technologies are becoming available in more useful forms than simple protocol specifications and chipsets. Modules are becoming more sophisticated and more capable of meeting the demands of a broad market opportunity across all WSN technology types. A broad majority of the market opportunity for wireless sensor networks exists in applications that represent smaller individual market volumes, not worth the development costs entailed in producing a chip for many of the large semiconductor manufacturers. However combined these lower volume opportunities represent tremendous sales potential for companies directly engaged with consumers of the end products.

The WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report is an essential tool for understanding the WSN market. The report includes a thorough evaluation and analysis of emerging Wireless Sensor Network technologies and associated software including ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, Low Power WiFi, Z-Wave, EnOcean, IEEE 802.15.4, Wavenis, Dash7, and other proprietary options. It tracks the formation of industry alliances and SIGs, development of standards, analyzes the potential market opportunities for component OEMs, describes initial versus long-range drivers in the market, and offers an extended look at potential and strategic partnership opportunities and industry trends. It contains an in-depth assessment and analysis of chipsets and evaluates the participating OEMs in this segment. Finally, the report provides a 5-year forecast that details sales volume, unit shipments, and average selling price by vertical market segment as well as by geography.

Table of Contents

1. Methodology

2. Executive Summary

3. Industry & Market Overview

  • a. Introduction to Wireless Sensor Network Markets
  • b. Market Opportunity for ZigBee Components
  • c. ZigBee Versus Proprietary Implementations
  • d. Low Power Embedded WiFi in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • e. OEM Evolution in the Low Power Embedded WiFi Market
  • f. Bluetooth Low Energy Enters the WSN Marketplace

4. Market Drivers

  • a. Political Shifts Drive WSN Innovation
  • b. Regulatory Influences Strongly Affect Industrial 802.15.4 Markets
  • c. Drivers in the Smart Grid

5. Business Case Analysis

  • a. Analysis of the ZigBee Market Development Opportunity
  • b. Who Dominates the End Product Design Wins?

6. Applications

  • a. Emergence of Vertical WSN Applications
  • b. Semiconductor Vendor Activities
  • c. WSN Partnership Strategies
  • d. WSNs in Residential Markets
  • e. The WSN Residential Market Opportunity
  • f. Analysis of the Home Area Network
  • g. ZigBee Health Care Profile in the Medical Market
  • h. ZigBee in Smart Metering Applications
  • i. Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
    • 1. Smart Metering
    • 2. HAN
    • 3. Building Automation
    • 4. Medical
    • 5. Industrial Control
    • 6. Transportation and Warehousing
    • 7. Retail
    • 8. IT
    • 9. Oil & Gas Pipeline
    • 10. Pharmacy
    • 11. Military

7. Alliance Activity

  • a. WSN Component Alliances
  • b. Wireless Sensor Network Standards Slow to Mature
  • c. Emergence of EnOcean Alliance
  • d. Development of a Standard for the Embedded Wireless Internet

8. Technical Analysis

  • a. Development Tools Issues
  • b. Smart Meter Stack Software Market Dynamics
  • c. 900 MHz IEEE 802.15.4 Component Availability
  • d. Power Management Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • e. The Role of Energy Harvesting in Wireless Sensor Networks

9. IP Analysis

  • a. IP Ownership in the Residential Wireless Lighting Control Market
  • b. WSN Energy Harvesting IP Ownership Considerations
  • c. Prospects for Dash7 Market Development

10. Market Forecasts

  • a. Wireless Sensor Network Chipset Market Forecasts
  • b. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Market Forecasts
  • c. Certified ZigBee Chipset Market Forecasts
  • d. Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Market Forecasts
  • e. Z-Wave Chipset Market Forecasts
  • f. EnOcean Chipset Market Forecasts
  • g. Low Power WiFi WSN Chipset Market Forecasts
  • h. Wavenis Chipset Market Forecasts
  • i. Bluetooth Low Energy Chipset Market Forecasts

TABLES & FIGURES

  • 1. WTRS Forecast Methodology Process Flow
  • 2. Scope
  • 3. WSN Market Summary Sheet
  • 4. ZigBee versus IEEE 802.15.4 Market Shipments (2005-2017)
  • 5. Certified ZigBee Market Shipments by Application (2005-2017)
  • 6. Advantages of Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 7. Low Power Embedded WiFi Market Summary Sheet
  • 8. Bluetooth Low Energy Technology Review
  • 9. ZigBee & 802.15.4 Design Wins by OEM Supplier
  • 10. WSN Component Vendor Matrix Analysis
  • 11. WSN Market Maker Transceiver Specifications
  • 12. Analysis of ZigBee Hardware Availability
  • 13. Assessment of Market Makers by WSN Protocol and Market Sector
  • 14. Typical U.S. Housing Characteristics - New vs. Retrofit
  • 15. Value Matrix for the Residential Wireless Sensor Network
  • 16. HAN Applications
  • 17. Wireless Sensor Network Shipment in the HAN (2005-2017)
  • 18. Residential Health vs. Facility Medical Certified ZigBee Shipments (2007-
  • 19. Smart Metering Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 20. HAN Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 21. Building Automation Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 22. Medical Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 23. Industrial Control Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 24. Transportation Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 25. Retail Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 26. IT Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 27. Oil & Gas Pipeline Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 28. Pharmacy Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 29. Military Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
  • 30. WSN Development Tool Player Focus
  • 31. WSN Chipset Sales (2005-2017)
  • 32. WSN Chipset Shipments (2005-2017)
  • 33. WSN Chipset Ave. Selling Price (2005-2017)
  • 34. WSN Chipset Sales in North America (2005-2017)
  • 35. WSN Chipset Shipments in North America (2005-2017)
  • 36. WSN Chipset Sales in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 37. WSN Chipset Shipments in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 38. WSN Chipset Sales in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 39. WSN Chipset Shipments in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 40. WSN Chipset Sales in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 41. WSN Chipset Shipments in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 42. WSN Chipset Sales in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 43. WSN Chipset Shipments in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 44. WSN Chipset Sales in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 45. WSN Chipset Shipments in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 46. WSN Chipset Sales in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 47. WSN Chipset Shipments in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 48. WSN Chipset Sales in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 49. WSN Chipset Shipments in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 50. WSN Chipset Sales in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 51. WSN Chipset Shipments in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 52. WSN Chipset Sales in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 53. WSN Chipset Shipments in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 54. WSN Chipset Sales in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 55. WSN Chipset Shipments in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 56. WSN Chipset Sales in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 57. WSN Chipset Shipments in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 58. WSN Chipset Sales in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 59. WSN Chipset Shipments in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 60. WSN Chipset Sales in Watches (2005-2017)
  • 61. WSN Chipset Shipments in Watches (2005-2017)
  • 62. WSN Chipset Sales in Mobile (2005-2017)
  • 63. WSN Chipset Shipments in Mobile (2005-2017)
  • 64. WSN Chipset Sales in Retail (2005-2017)
  • 65. WSN Chipset Shipments in Retail (2005-2017)
  • 66. WSN Chipset Sales in Warehouse (2005-2017)
  • 67. WSN Chipset Shipments in Warehouse (2005-2017)
  • 68. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales (2005-2017)
  • 69. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments (2005-2017)
  • 70. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Ave. Selling Price (2005-2017)
  • 71. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in North America (2005-2017)
  • 72. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments In North America (2005-2017)
  • 73. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales In Europe (2005-2017)
  • 74. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 75. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 76. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 77. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 78. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 79. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 80. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 81. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 82. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 83. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 84. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 85. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 86. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 87. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 88. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 89. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 90. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 91. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 92. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 93. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 94. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 95. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 96. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipments in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 97. Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales (2005-2017)
  • 98. Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments (2005-2017)
  • 99. Certified ZigBee Chipset Average Selling Price (2005-2017)
  • 100.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in North America (2005-2017)
  • 101.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in North America (2005-2017)
  • 102.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 103.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 104.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 105.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 106.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 107.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 108.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 109.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 110.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 111.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 112.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 113.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 114.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 115.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 116.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 117.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 118.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 119.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 120.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 121.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 122.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 123.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 124.Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 125.Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 126.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales (2005-2017)
  • 127.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments (2005-2017)
  • 128.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Average Selling Price (2005-2017)
  • 129.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in North America (2005-2017)
  • 130.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in North America (2005-2017)
  • 131.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 132.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 133.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 134.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 135.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 136.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 137.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 138.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 139.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 140.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 141.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 142.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Building Automation (2005-2017)
  • 143.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 144.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Industrial Automation (2005-2017)
  • 145.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 146.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Smart Metering (2005-2017)
  • 147.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 148.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Medical (2005-2017)
  • 149.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 150.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Consumer (2005-2017)
  • 151.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 152.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Agriculture (2005-2017)
  • 153.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Sales in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 154.Non-Certified ZigBee Chipset Shipments in Transportation (2005-2017)
  • 155.Z-Wave Chipset Sales (2005-2017)
  • 156.Z-Wave Chipset Shipments (2005-2017)
  • 157.Z-Wave Chipset Average Selling Price (2005-2017)
  • 158.Z-Wave Chipset Sales in North America (2005-2017)
  • 159.Z-Wave Chipset Shipments in North America (2005-2017)
  • 160.Z-Wave Chipset Sales in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 161.Z-Wave Chipset Shipments in Europe (2005-2017)
  • 162.Z-Wave Chipset Sales in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 163.Z-Wave Chipset Shipments in Asia (2005-2017)
  • 164.Z-Wave Chipset Sales in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 165.Z-Wave Chipset Shipments in ROW (2005-2017)
  • 166.Z-Wave Chipset Sales in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 167.Z-Wave Chipset Shipments in HAN (2005-2017)
  • 168.Z-Wave Chipset Sales in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 169.Z-Wave Chipset Shipments in Home Networking (2005-2017)
  • 170.EnOcean Chipset Sales (2006-2017)
  • 171.EnOcean Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 172.EnOcean Chipset Average Selling Price (2008-2017)
  • 173.EnOcean Chipset Sales in North America (2008-2017)
  • 174.EnOcean Chipset Shipments in North America (2008-2017)
  • 175.EnOcean Chipset Sales in Europe (2008-2017)
  • 176.EnOcean Chipset Shipments in Europe (2008-2017)
  • 177.EnOcean Chipset Sales in Asia (2008-2017)
  • 178.EnOcean Chipset Shipments in Asia (2008-2017)
  • 179.EnOcean Chipset Sales in ROW (2008-2017)
  • 180.EnOcean Chipset Shipments in ROW (2008-2017)
  • 181.Low Power WiFi WSN Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 182.Low Power WiFi WSN Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 183.Low Power WiFi WSN Average Chipset Selling Price (2008-2017)
  • 184.Smart Metering LPE WiFi Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 185.Smart Metering LPE WiFi Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 186.HAN LPE WiFi Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 187.HAN LPE WiFi Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 188.Building Automation LPE WiFi Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 189.Building Automation LPE WiFi Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 190.Medical LPE WiFi Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 191.Medical LPE WiFi Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 192.Industrial LPE WiFi Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 193.Industrial LPE WiFi Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 194.Transportation LPE WiFi Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 195.Transportation LPE WiFi Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 196.Retail LPE Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 197.Retail LPE Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 198.Warehouse LPE WiFi WSN Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 199.Warehouse LPE WiFi WSN Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 200.Wavenis Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 201.Wavenis Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 202.Wavenis Chipset Average Selling Price (2008-2017)
  • 203.Wavenis Chipset Sales in North America (2008-2017)
  • 204.Wavenis Chipset Shipments in North America (2008-2017)
  • 205.Wavenis Chipset Sales in Europe (2008-2017)
  • 206.Wavenis Chipset Shipments in Europe (2008-2017)
  • 207.Building Automation Wavenis Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 208.Building Automation Wavenis Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 209.HAN Wavenis Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 210.HAN Wavenis Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 211.Industrial Wavenis Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 212.Industrial Wavenis Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 213.Smart Metering Wavenis Chipset Sales (2008-2017)
  • 214.Smart Metering Wavenis Chipset Shipments (2008-2017)
  • 215.Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales (2011-2017)
  • 216.Bluetooth Low Energy Chipset Shipments (2011-2017)
  • 217.Bluetooth LE Chipset Average Selling Price (2011-2017)
  • 218.Bluetooth LE Chipset ASP for Mobile Forecast (2011-2017)
  • 219.Bluetooth LE Chipset ASP for Other (non-Mobile) Forecast (2011-2017)
  • 220.Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales in North America (2011-2017)
  • 221.Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments in North America (2011-2017)
  • 222.Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales in Europe (2011-2017)
  • 223.Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments in Europe (2011-2017)
  • 224.Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales in Asia (2011-2017)
  • 225.Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments in Asia (2011-2017)
  • 226.Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales in ROW (2011-2017)
  • 227.Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments in ROW (2011-2017)
  • 228.Consumer Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales (2011-2017)
  • 229.Consumer Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments (2011-2017)
  • 230.HAN Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales (2011-2017)
  • 231.HAN Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments (2011-2017)
  • 232.Watches Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales (2011-2017)
  • 233.Watches Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments (2011-2017)
  • 234.Mobile Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales (2011-2017)
  • 235.Mobile Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments (2011-2017)
  • 236.Medical Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales (2011-2017)
  • 237.Medical Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments (2011-2017)
  • 238.Transportation Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales (2011-2017)
  • 239.Transportation Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipments (2011-2017)
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