Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report which predicts that the market for network interface semiconductors will grow to $2.5billion by 2012.
The new report,"IP-Enabled Consumer Electronics: Internet Video & Digital Media to The TV" finds that market growth will be driven as consumer electronics manufacturers and operators gradually add IP connectivity across a broad array of their equipment.
The study says currently, with over 60 million IP-Enabled consumer electronics devices in the market in 2007, semiconductors represent over $560M in annual revenue. This semiconductor total includes the media access control or MAC, the physical interface or PHY, as well as related support chips.
Authors of the study say that video game consoles still make up the largest percentage of IP-enabled devices. They find that based on consumer responses, over five million consumers play video games connected to the internet.
Also, the prevalence and low cost of wired ethernet will see it remain the most popular interface, and de-facto standard in nearly all Internet enabled consumer electronics. Devices with other interfaces will likely still have at least one ethernet connection as well.
The study says the market for network interfaces in drawing a lot of attention from a growing field of semiconductor competitors. Competitors range from relatively focused, newer competitors such as Coppergate, DS2, Entropic Communications, and Intellon, to established competitors
including Atheros, Broadcom, Conexant, Intel and Texas Instruments.
Some of these companies are demonstrating the rapid growth that demonstrates the growing opportunity in IP-enabled consumer devices.
- Entropic Communications, which provides MOCA chipsets, saw revenues of $137.6 million in 2007, an increase of 103%.
- HomePlug chipset provider Intellon's revenue grew by 55% in 2007 to $52.3 million.
The report analyses service providers, equipment vendors, content service offerings and technology in the multimedia-networked home. The report also looks at in-home connectivity including analysis and forecasts of ethernet, powerline, coax, and wi-fi integrated into consumer electronics. Other forecasts include worldwide subscribers for broadband, VoIP, cable TV, satellite TV, and IPTV.
"IP-Enabled Consumer Electronics:Internet Video & Digital Media to The TV" is available from Report Buyer. For more information, see website.
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