Global Wi-Fi Chipset Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Feb 2016
  • Pages: 38
  • SKU: IRTNTR8801

Enjoy complimentary customisation on priority with our Enterprise License!

Get me the latest version! (includes COVID-19 impact)
Safe and Secure SSL Encrypted

  • Single:

    One user only.
    Quick & easy download option

  • Enterprise:

    Unlimited user access (Within your organization)
    Complimentary Customization Included

2500 USD

This global market research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Wi-Fi chipset market by end-users (laptops, routers, smartphones, and tablets). It outlines the market shares for key regions such as APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW. The prominent vendors analyzed in this report are Qualcomm, Broadcom, Texas Instruments, and Intel.

Market overview of Wi-Fi chipsets

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global Wi-Fi chipset market to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period. An increase in the development of smart cities is one of the key growth drivers for this market. Government organizations worldwide are investing billions of dollars in the development of smart or connected cities. Such cities require public Wi-Fi networks to offer services such as access to education, healthcare, safety and security, and traffic management. Public Wi-Fi networks allow citizens to access the Internet with the help of their smartphones and tablets. These networks offer location-based services to city planners, help them understand the functioning of a smart city, and enable them to supply better services to its citizens. According to Technavio’s analysts, this will create mass demand for Wi-Fi routers and, therefore, for Wi-Fi-chips over the next four years.

The emergence of dual-band routers is also expected to aid market growth by 2020. Wi-Fi technology uses 2.4 GHz and 5GHz frequencies for data transfer. As most devices, from baby monitors to Bluetooth, use the 2.4 GHz frequency, it is becoming over-crowded and slower. A large number of vendors are focusing on developing dual-band routers. These routers consist of two different types of wireless radios to support connections on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. They also allow users to pick and connect to the strongest Wi-Fi signal.

End-user segmentation and analysis of the Wi-Fi chipset market

  • Laptops
  • Routers
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets

The smartphone end user segment accounted for more than 72% of the market share during 2015 and is expected to retain its market leadership until the end of 2020. With the continuous evolution of mobile devices since the late 2000s, manufacturers have been integrating new features such as Wi-Fi into these devices. This has resulted in increased demand for Wi-Fi chipsets in the smartphone segment. The latest smartphones that are available in the market are equipped with Wi-Fi and cellular technologies. This has improved mobile data services, which has boosted mobile traffic rapidly and is likely to accelerate the demand for Wi-Fi capability in smartphones.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the Wi-Fi chipset market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

During 2015, North America dominated the market, accounting for more than 39% of the market share. The US is the major revenue contributing country in this region. Currently, the North American market is at the stage of saturation. The market has limited growth potential, especially in the Americas, due to an already established infrastructure and high penetration of Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones and tablets. Analysts predict that the market growth in this region will be limited during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global Wi-Fi chipset market is highly competitive with the presence of a large number of small and big vendors. The providers in this market compete on the basis of four major factors - price, innovation, quality, and performance. The adoption of Wi-Fi chipsets is spreading across consumer electronic segments such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

The key vendors in the market are -

  • Qualcomm
  • Broadcom
  • Texas Instruments
  • Intel

Other prominent vendors in the market include Infineon, Marvell, MediaTek, NXP, and Newracom.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global Wi-Fi chipset market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the Wi-Fi chipset market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global Wi-Fi chipset market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the Wi-Fi chipset market?

Technavio also offers customization on reports based on specific client requirement.

Related reports:

Table of Content

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Technology Landscape

PART 06: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Shipment size and forecast
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 07: Market segmentation by end-user

  • Global Wi-Fi chipset market by end-user 2015-2020 (% share)
  • Global Wi-Fi chipset market by end-user 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Smartphone segment of global Wi-Fi chipset market
  • Laptop segment of global Wi-Fi chipset market
  • Tablet segment of global Wi-Fi chipset market
  • Router segment of global Wi-Fi chipset market

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global Wi-Fi chipset market by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
  • Global Wi-Fi chipset market by geography 2015-2020 (billions of units)
  • Global Wi-Fi chipset market in North America
  • Global Wi-Fi chipset market in APAC
  • Global Wi-Fi chipset market in Europe

PART 09: Market drivers

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Key recommendations for vendors and investors

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
Interested in this report?
Get your sample now!
  • What are the key global market and the regional market share?
  • What are the revenue-generating key market segments?
  • What are the key factors driving and challenging this market’s growth?
  • Who are the key market vendors and their growth strategies?
  • What are the latest trends influencing the growth of this market?
  • What are the variables influencing the market growth in the primary regions?
  • What are the factors influencing the growth of the parent market?
  • Off-the-shelf research reports
  • Reports can be tailored to meet the customer's needs
  • Trusted by more than 100 fortune 500 organizations
  • Information about the market's key drivers, trends, and challenges
  • Parent market analysis
  • Every week, 50,000 people visit our subscription platform
  • Detailed vendors report with competitive landscape
  • Covid-19 impact and recovery analysis
  • Data on revenue-generating market segments
  • Details on the market shares of various regions
  • Five-force market analysis

Certified ISO 9001 : 2015

We are ISO recognized

We are ISO 9001:2015 recognized that ensures quality services and product delivery to our clients.

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant

We are GDPR and CCPA compliant! Your transaction & personal information is protected from unauthorized use.

Safe and Secure SSL Encrypted

  • Single:

    One user only.
    Quick & easy download option

  • Enterprise:

    Unlimited user access (Within your organization)
    Complimentary Customization Included

2500 USD

Technavio Get the report (PDF) sent to your email within minutes.

Subscribe & Save

Get lifetime access to our
Technavio Insights

Customized Report as per your Business Needs

  • Our analysts will work directly with you and understand your needs
  • Get data on specified regions or segments, competitor and Vendors
  • Data will be formatted and presented as per your requirements
  • We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization at the time of purchase

Let us help you make report more suited to your requirements.

  • Get a competitive breakdown as per your niche industry
  • Customize the data with various metrics that meet your business prerequisite
  • Understand Revenue Sources, Customers and many more
  • Details on Market Share
  • These customizations are done in a short amount of time by our analysts and industry experts
Enquire Before Buying
17,000 reports available | Plans starting from just 5,000 USD | Get FREE trial>>