“ON World has closely followed the IEEE 802.15.4 category for the past 15 years and has tracked Zigbee technology since before its flagship specification was ratified in December 2004,” said Mareca Hatler, Principal Analyst at ON World, in a statement. “Since then, our team has conducted extensive, year-round primary research on wireless sensing, tracking and control in dozens of ecosystems – interviewing and surveying thousands of companies of all sizes across the entire value chain. Our findings indicate Zigbee leads the wireless mesh sensor network market and will continue to do so.”
According to research from the report:
- Half a billion Zigbee chips have been sold to date.
- By 2023, 1 billion Zigbee chips will ship annually worldwide.
- By 2023, 4.5 billion cumulative IEEE 802.15.4 mesh devices will be sold worldwide – and 85% of those will use Zigbee Alliance standards.
- Today, Zigbee makes up more than one-third of the smart home Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) chipset market.