Wireless HD Video-Enabled Product Shipments to Reach 13 Million by 2014

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
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But Not Without Some Growing Pains

Although slow progress best describes the fate of wireless HD chip vendors in 2010, the five-year outlook is for a robust triple-digit growth rate of wireless HD video-enabled products through 2014 according to In-Stat. The number of shipments is projected to rise from the current levels of less than 1 million to nearly 13 million by 2014.

“The long term projection is for significant growth in wireless HD video-enabled product shipments. However, these technologies are likely several years away from hitting the sweet spot of the consumer electronics (CE) and PC markets,” says Brian O’Rourke, Principal Analyst for In-Stat. “There are still significant price and performance issues that need to be overcome before device manufacturers fully adopt these technologies.”

Some of the findings include:

  • Alternative video transmission technologies, WHDI, WirelessHD, and WiGig Alliance, are vying for a dominant position. Among the differentiating factors are whole-home range, price, and performance issues, single source, and time-to-market issues.
  • WHDI and WirelessHD chip ASPs will both fall over 25% annually through 2014.
  • WirelessHD, is championed by chipmaker SiBeam and backed by NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony Corp., Toshiba, and LG.
  • WHDI (backed by AMIMON) and WirelessHD (backed by SiBeam) device shipments will both grow at triple-digit annual percentage rates through 2014.
  • WiGig Alliance members include: Broadcom, Dell, Intel Corp., LG Electronics, Microsoft, NEC, Nokia, NXP, Panasonic, and Samsung.
  • Strong competitive technologies include various flavors of Wi-Fi, Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) initiative, and Sony’s TransferJet.

Recent In-Stat research “Wireless HD Video Technology: WHDI and WirelessHD Establish Market, While WiGig Establishes Specification” #1004684MI, explores the three key wireless HD video transmission technologies of WHDI, WirelessHD, and WiGig Alliance. The report tracks the annual penetration through 2014 of all three technologies into 14 different applications within the following product segments:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Personal Computers
  • Mobile Phones
  • Industrial/Medical applications

For a free sample of the report and more information contact Elaine Potter, epotter@in-stat.com or (480) 483-4441