May 23, 2005 06:00 ET

Dynamic Growth in ZigBee Markets Will Be Sparked by Current Consolidation Moves, Says New Report by WTRS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 -- A new update of the Emerging Sensor and M2M Technologies & Markets Report released by WTRS finds that the ZigBee sector of the marketplace is gaining momentum and suppliers are positioning for the final stages of product release.

According to WTRS principal analyst, Kirsten West, Ph.D., "Integration Associates' acquisition of CompXs is a perfect example of the recent consolidation activity in the industry. Integration Associates has quite deftly, and in one fell swoop, swung itself into the forefront of leading ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 component vendors, placing it now squarely in competition with Freescale and Atmel. In a market space driving towards integration of controllers and RFICs, companies that are focused on providing customers with low-cost solutions that leverage existing design tools, development tools, and supplier relationships will gain the dominant share of the market."

"802.15.4/ZigBee chipset sales in 2009 in are forecast at to exceed $220 million with a compound growth of 116% over the 2005-2010 period," according to Dr. West. "While skepticism has been voiced as to the viability of ZigBee as a standard, the potential for growth in the segment remains strong. Commercial and Industrial applications that are typically driven almost purely by cost are likely the strongest sectors for ZigBee over the next 18 months."

"Emerging Wireless Sensor & M2M Technologies and Markets" is a detailed report analyzing the ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Market as an emerging series of protocols. It is written both for component-level companies and end-product companies who are in the process of evaluating the ZigBee Market and the Wireless Sensor and M2M Technology arena in general. The Market Report analyzes and forecasts 18 market segments, 4 geographical areas and includes separate industry and patent directory volumes; 167 pages in the main report, 108 pages in the industry directory volume. The report includes analysis of Z-Wave, RFID, 802.15.4, and other proprietary protocols and technologies. Purchase of the report entitles customers to one hour of direct consultation with the author.

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