Research indicates growth in Zigbee chipset adoption

SP&T Staff
Tuesday August 07, 2018
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According to the Zigbee Alliance, research conducted by market firm ON World, indicates that half a billion Zigbee chipsets have been sold to date. Their analysts predict that 802.15.4 mesh chipset sales will grow to 4.5 billion by 2023 with the majority of those being based on Zigbee Alliance technology standards.

“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.
“ON World’s projections validate the success we’ve been experiencing behind the scenes as we work with hundreds of innovative companies and developers to design and market Zigbee-based mesh products,” said Katie Gengler, Head of Marketing for the Zigbee Alliance. “2018 is already on track for a record year for Zigbee certifications, and to date the Alliance has qualified thousands of different smart product types that are part of today’s most popular and thriving IoT ecosystems, including those from Amazon, Comcast, Huawei, IKEA, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), SOMFY, and Samsung SmartThings.”

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