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Report: UWB to overtake Wi-Fi in market volume

Posted: 23 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:market volume report? UWB technology? Wi-Fi?

While it has nabbed the first-to-market crown and has taken an early lead, Wi-Fi is destined to be overtaken in market volume by UWB technology, according to an In-Stat report.

Wireless connections between PCs and peripherals and the Web will become more important in the market than wired connectivity options because of the rapid growth of PC and other mobile CE devices.

Since most digital interconnects are adopted first in PCs and then by consumer electronics, winners and losers in the wireless connectivity race will be determined by their ability to winand hang on tosockets in the mobile PC backplane, says Qasim Inam, In-Stat analyst and author of the report "PC Wireless Interconnects 2007: Nirvana for PC or Chaos?".

Over the long term, the two wireless technologies will co-exist in PCs and complementary products, Inam says, and although legacy wired interconnects will exist on the PC platform for several years usage should transition to UWB in a very short time.

The In-Stat report provides PC and PC wireless interconnect forecasts through 2011.

- Jack Shandle
Wireless Net DesignLine




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