BANGALORE, India — The market for home networking chipsets will grow from $2.58 billion in 2004 to $6.65 billion in 2009, according to a Frost & Sullivan study.
The study said that interoperability among various wireless LAN products of different vendors will alleviate customer worries about technological obsolescence and improve revenue for the home networking chipset market.
"For direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) WLAN products, the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) tests and certifies them as being interoperable. Once the products have passed testing, they can carry the Wi-Fi label that identifies them as interoperable with other Wi-Fi branded DSSS products from manufacturers around the world," said S. Nagarajan, research analyst at Frost and Sullivan.
Nagarajan added the components will become cheaper once standards are agreed upon, as more vendors will use them in their products. Chip sales should rise as the use of wireless connectivity and Voice-over-IP increases.