Broadcom Corporation has been ranked at the top of the latest Wi-Fi integrated circuit Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Atheros Communications and Marvell Semiconductor claimed the second and third spots in the company’s most recent evaluation of worldwide Wi-Fi IC vendors.
“Broadcom may not provide the smallest or lowest power chipsets, but they are innovative across everything we looked at, and have executed well across the board,” says principal analyst Philip Solis. “This is consistent with their market-leading position.”
The Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research to provide a clear understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets.
Vendors are assessed by ABI Research on the important parameters of “innovation” and “implementation” across several criteria, unique to each vendor matrix.
For this particular matrix, under “innovation,” ABI Research examined single chip 802.11g solutions, single chip 802.11n solutions, size, power consumption, and the ability to integrate with other technologies.
Under “implementation,” ABI Research scrutinized the following criteria: overall market share, embedded market share, key customer wins, speed to market with Draft 11n products, and more integrated solutions.
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