With the promise of entirely wireless interconnections for PCs, standards and technology battles are looming, reports In-Stat. Most digital interconnects are first adopted in PCs and then by consumer electronics (CE), the high-tech market research firm says. “Like USB vs. 1394, the outcome of the battle between ultra wide band (UWB) solutions will be determined by the PC platform,” says Qasim Inam, In-Stat analyst.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- The growth of mobile PCs and other mobile consumer electronic devices will drive the transition to wireless interconnects based on UWB.
- PCs hold the key in determining the winner between the WiMedia and Pulselink UWB technologies.
- Legacy wired interconnects will exist on the PC platform for several generations, but usage should transition to UWB within a very short period of time.
- Despite the growth of Wi-Fi in peripherals and consumer electronics, UWB sales will overtake Wi-Fi volume in the near future.
- In the long-term, Wi-Fi and UWB will continue to coexist in PCs as complimentary technologies.
The research, “PC Wireless Interconnects 2007: Nirvana for PC… or Chaos?” (#IN0703537SI) covers the worldwide market for PC wireless interconnections. This research provides PC and PC wireless interconnect forecasts through 2011, as well as an analysis of how the market is likely to develop and who will be the winners and losers in the UWB battle. In addition to the report, Qasim and other In-Stat analysts provide consulting services on a variety of technical and market topics regarding the semiconductor and electronics industries.
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