WLAN semiconductors to generate $3 bln by 2009

The worldwide WLAN semiconductor forecast continues to look strong and will surge to 487 mln units by 2009 due to a growing number of end-market opportunities, IDC predicts. New end-market opportunities will materialize in consumer and mobile devices as well as technology advancements such as MIMO, which extend bandwidth and range.

The worldwide WLAN semiconductor forecast continues to look strong and will surge to 487 mln units by 2009 due to a growing number of end-market opportunities, IDC predicts. New end-market opportunities will materialize in consumer and mobile devices as well as technology advancements such as MIMO, which extend bandwidth and range. IDC forecasts WLAN semiconductor revenue will increase from $1.2 bln in 2004 to $3.0 bln by 2009, representing a 21% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).