Wi-Fi semiconductor chipset is an internal hardware part that is designed for an electronic device to do communication with other wireless electronic devices. Wi-Fi semiconductor chipsets are majorly used for communication purpose between two devices. These Wi-Fi chipsets are used in various devices such as laptops, mobile phones, computers, etc. Along with these devices Wi-Fi semiconductor chipsets can be utilized in the field of automation such as in smart home and various industrial applications. A wireless local area network cards, wireless computer hardware, and external wireless local area network use Wi-Fi chipsets. WiFi wireless chips are used in products that can access over WiFi hotspots, where the users can access networked services without the standard cables. The cost of WiFi wireless chips varies largely among suppliers. In addition, the cost of per unit of a WiFi chip is cheap as compaired to others. These, WiFi wireless chips are used in computer laptops, cellular phones, and routers.
Demand for Wi-Fi semiconductor chips is increasing as deployment and demand of Wi-Fi semiconductor chipsets in the electronics devices which includes tablet PCs and smartphones, and technological enhancement in various industries such as embedded technology and system-on-chip. Furthermore growing proliferation of enhanced technologies into developing regions such as the Asia Pacific, the advent of a special type of chipsets as per requirement, and an increasing number of new market players in the global market.
Moreover, the advent of dual-band routers and high adoption of these routers augment the sales of Wi-Fi chipsets. For data transfer, Wi-Fi technology utilizes 2.4 GHz and 5GHz frequencies. In addition, the advent of dual routers will offer the consumer to connect to any Wi-Fi signal that is strong and these routers also contain two various types of radios that support a connection on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. In addition, increasing proliferation of enhanced technologies in developing regions such as Latin America and the Asia Pacific may result in high demand for these chipsets. However, some challenges such as licensing, trademark, intellectual property right, and technology platforms are reasons may challenge the revenue growth of the global Wi-Fi chipset market.
The global Wi-Fi chipset market is divided by type, application, and region. Among type, the market is classified into 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.11ad. Among application, the market is segmented into computer (notebook and desktop pc), smart home devices, and mobile phone. Among the application segment, the mobile phone segment has the highest revenue, due to easy availability, high adoption, attractive user interface, enhanced features regarding Wi-Fi, and low cost. Usage of mobile phones for personal and business applications has resulted in high demand for Wi-Fi chipset. High data usage and downloading of files on mobile phones have generated demand for Wi-Fi to balance the cellular connectivity, which has led to high adoption of advanced technologies including IEEE 802.11ad standards to be integrated into mobile phones. Furthermore, by region, the market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa.
Some major key players of the global Wi-Fi chipset market includes: Broadcom, Qualcomm Atheros, MediaTek, Marvell, Intel, Realtek, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Cypress Semiconductor, Microchip