Bluetooth Semiconductor Market Making Solid Progress

October 2003
Circuits Assembly;Oct2003, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p12
Trade Publication
According to a new report from Scottsdale, Arizona-based In-Stat/MDR, the Bluetooth semiconductor market has made solid progress in spite of economic ups and downs. The final 2002 worldwide chipset shipments were 35.8 million units, resulting in 245% growth over 2001. As the market's size grows and matures, the growth rates will naturally decrease, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of 74% from 2002 to 2007. Mobile handsets will remain a major driving force for Bluetooth. Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones have grown significantly, especially for embedded models. The company's research shows that many European and Asian operators see personal mobile gateways (PMGs) as an opportunity to increase average revenue per unit that offer other means for service differentiation. Demand for PMG products and associated capabilities and services could provide another driver for Bluetooth-enabled products.


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