Wireless HD shipments to reach 13 million by 2014
Wireless HD chip vendors may have slow progress in 2010, but the five-year forecast is a robust triple-digit growth rate of wireless HD video-enabled products through 2014, according to a study done by In-Stat. The number of shipments is expected to rise from the current levels of nearly 1 million to about 13 million by 2014.
Principal Analyst for In-Stat, Brian O'Rourke, notes that the long term projection involving wireless HD video-enabled product shipments is for significant growth; however, these technologies are likely several years away from being realized by the end consumer. He quotes, "There are still significant price and performance issues that need to be overcome before device manufacturers fully adopt these technologies."
The market study reveals the following findings: alternative video transmission technologies, WHDI, WirelessHD, and WiGig Alliance, are vying for a dominant position; WHDI and WirelessHD chip ASPs will both fall over 25 percent annually through 2014; WirelessHD is championed by chipmaker SiBeam and backed by NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, 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, LG Electronics, Microsoft, NEC, Nokia, NXP, Panasonic, and Samsung; Strong competitive technologies encompasses various flavors of Wi-Fi, Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) initiative, and Sony's TransferJet.