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  • Last update: Tuesday 12 November 2013 [59 news items]

Sales of Bluetooth low energy chips to boom in 2014, says Nordic CEO

Nov 12, 19:57

The market for Bluetooth low energy chips is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2013 and 2014 thanks to increasing support for Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready standards...

Bluetooth smart chip growth to exceed 55% driven by adoption in consumer electronics, says IHS

Nov 1, 13:55

The global market for Bluetooth Smart ICs that enable low-power wireless pairing of devices is set for remarkable growth in the next five years, with shipments expected to rise nearly...

Half of Bluetooth enabled devices shipped in 2013 will be Smart ready, says ABI Research

Sep 12, 15:55

Bluetooth Smart node devices accounted for less than 10% of total Bluetooth 4.0 devices shipped in 2012. However, as device vendors have embraced the technology a wider ecosystem...

Digitimes Research: Bluetooth technology most common feature in smartwatches

Sep 12, 15:22

While smartwatches vary in their processors, software, memory, displays, memory as well as other components, Bluetooth appears to be the one feature that most vendors agree as a standard,...

Bluetooth earphone vendor Plantronics to enter wearable IT device market

Sep 9, 13:24

Bluetooth earphone vendor Plantronics is planning to enter new consumer-related industries such as gaming headphones and wearable IT devices, and has recently established an R&D...

ZigBee 2012 market share lead in home automation to be surpassed by Bluetooth in 2015, says ABI Research

Aug 13, 12:37

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78%. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of...

WLAN and Bluetooth dominate market for wireless-enabled industrial automation equipment, says IMS Research

Aug 12, 13:40

More than half of all wireless-enabled industrial automation equipment shipped in 2012 used Bluetooth or 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN (WLAN) technology, with the two entrenched standards...

Bluetooth-enabled devices expected to reach 10 billion in 2018, says ABI

Aug 8, 21:15

The installed base of Bluetooth-enabled devices alone reached 3.5 billion in 2012 and is forecast to grow to almost 10 billion by 2018, not taking into account many other technologies...

Bluetooth Smart support in Android 4.3 expected to boost demand for Bluetooth devices, say Taiwan makers

Jul 31, 20:35

Android 4.3's native support for Bluetooth Smart is expected to drive growth in demand for Bluetooth-enabled devices mainly for health care, sports and physical fitness, home entertainment...

Enabling IoT through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Q&A with Broadcom marketing director Jeff Baer

Jun 6, 16:26

Just before Computex 2013, Digitimes spoke with Jeff Baer, marketing director for Embedded Wireless, Wireless Connectivity Combo at Broadcom to find out more about Broadcom's push...

Broadcom marketing director Jeff Baer

Bluetooth IC shipments to nearly double by 2017, says IHS

Apr 22, 16:15

The market for Bluetooth semiconductors is expected to boom by nearly 100% from 2011 to 2017, with the majority of the growth driven by demand for wireless combination ICs and mobile...

Bluetooth 4.0 to boom in 2013, say handset makers

Oct 11, 21:46

Handset makers have indicated that following Apple's footsteps, mobile platform makers such as Microsoft, Research In Motion (RIM), and Google all plan to support Bluetooth 4.0 in...

Sales of smartphone accessories increasing

Jul 5, 14:59

The increasing popularity of smartphones with large-size displays has stirred up demand for accessories, including mobile power packs and Bluetooth headsets, according to industry...

MediaTek intros 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo chip for mobile devices

Mar 30, 01:30

MediaTek has introduced a new combo chip that integrates 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0+HS, designed for mobile consumer products such as smartphones and tablets. The product launch demonstrates...

Acquiring wireless chipset specialist Ralink helps MediaTek enhance its product offerings

Asustek outsources motherboard orders to Cal-Comp Electronics

Dec 20, 01:10

Asustek Computer has recently added Taiwan-based Cal-Comp Electronics, an affiliate of Compal Electronics, as its motherboard manufacturing partner and is expected to outsource 5-6...

Bluetooth headset sales to grow by CAGR of 72% in 2011-2015

Oct 7, 14:49

Sales of Bluetooth-enabled headsets are expected to grow by a CAGR of 72% during the period from 2011-2015, with the number of the Bluetooth headset users topping over 45 million,...

MediaTek launches 4-in-1 chip targeting smartphones, tablets

Jul 22, 01:00

MediaTek has rolled out a new 4-in-1 SoC solution designed for smartphones, tablet PCs and portable electronics devices. Dubbed MT6620, the solution integrates 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth...

LED backlight to enter boom season in 3Q11, says Lextar chairman

Jun 15, 15:24

Lextar has stated 50% of current lighting shipments are for Japan-based customers, adding that lighting will contribute 40% of total revenues by the end of 2011. David Su, chairman...

External keyboards for tablet PC expected to see weak demand

Mar 10, 01:05

Despite most first-tier tablet PC players have designed their products with support of an external keyboard, Taiwan-based keyboard makers are taking a conservative attitude about...

CeBIT 2011: ECS to showcase tablet PCs

Feb 22, 01:15

Taiwan-based motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) is set to showcase its latest 10.1-inch Windows 7- and Android-based tablet PCs at CeBIT 2011, which will be hosted...

CES 2011: Lenovo showcasing new all-in-one PCs

Jan 6, 02:05

Lenovo will showcase four new IdeaCentre all-in-one PCs, targeting the home-use market, at CES 2011.

Bluetooth headphone vendor Plantronics expects strong sales in 2011

Dec 21, 02:05

Bluetooth headphone vendor Plantronics expects its sales in Hong Kong in 2010 will grow 30% on year and will double in China as consumers demand rising. As for Taiwan, since Plantronics...

Bluetooth chip prices fall to below US$1, say Taiwan makers

Oct 26, 01:40

Prices for Bluetooth chips have dropped to below US$1, resulting in fast growing adoption such that Bluetooth-enabled models will account for 65% of all handsets sold this year. In...

Li-Ion/Poly batteries drive high growth of battery management ICs from headsets to electric vehicles, says Petrov Group

Oct 21, 16:10

The requirement for power-efficient and high performance solutions in Li-Ion/Poly battery-powered devices and equipment continues to open profitable growth opportunities for existing...

Smartphones impact automotive infotainment, says iSuppli

Sep 13, 13:58

Already having impacted the automotive telephony, digital music and navigation segments, the smartphone is poised to have a greater influence on car infotainment systems in the future,...

Power management ICs in portable devices represent nearly 40% of total analog IC revenues, says Petrov Group

Aug 10, 15:20

The annual unit growth rate for portable devices is estimated at more than 12%, from about two billion in 2008 to over 3.4 billion devices in 2013. These devices have an increasing...

IC Plus looks to strong revenue gains in June on Bluetooth IC orders from MediaTek

Jul 5, 14:05

Networking IC design house IC Plus is expected to see its revenues grow over 9% sequentially to NT$200 million (US$6.2 million) in June 2010 thanks to Bluetooth IC orders from MediaTek,...

Atheros aims to make strong presence in Ethernet and business-grade WLAN networking markets

Jun 11, 11:01

Jason Zheng, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific at Atheros Communications, has outlined the company's roadmap pertaining to WLAN networking, Ethernet, GPS, and PLC...

Jason Cheng, vice president of Atheros

Broadcom talks about growing opportunities in wireless

Jun 4, 01:05

Michael Hurlston, senior vice president and general manager for the Home and Wireless Networking Business Unit at chip specialist Broadcom recently sat down with Digitimes to share...

Michael Hurlston, vice president and general manager for the Home and Wireless Networking Business

PNDs to stay connected via Bluetooth handsets

Jun 2, 14:16

Connected PND makers are planning to replace built-in SIM card communication modules with Bluetooth to enable them to connect via handsets that support GPRS and 3G, according to industry...

Application of Bluetooth to smart grid may bring business opportunities for Taiwan-based makers, sources say

Mar 2, 14:17

The formation of the Smart Energy Study Group initiated by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) to push the adoption of application of Bluetooth technology for smart grids will...

Wireless ICs expected to exceed 2 billion units in 2010, says ABI Research

Feb 24, 16:09

Global shipments of short range wireless ICs (Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4, Wi-Fi) are expected to surpass two billion units this year, increasing approximately 20% compared to 2009...

Bluetooth mono headsets to gradually replace hands-free models, say sources

Newswatch - Jan 13, 11:51

While Bluetooth mono headsets are currently less prevalent than hands-free solutions because of price differences (US$8-10 versus US$3-5), Bluetooth headsets are on a path to replacing...

AzureWave unveils 11n/Bluetooth combo solution for mobile devices

Dec 30, 14:59

Taiwan-based wireless module maker AzureWave Technologies has announced the 11n, Bluetooth 3.0 and high speed (HS) wireless module IC. This wireless module is to enhance the wireless...

HP reportedly approves WLAN/Bluetooth single-chip solution from Ralink

Dec 24, 11:45

The top notebook vendor Hewlett-Packard (HP) has reportedly approved the 802.11n plus Bluetooth single-chip solution rolled out by Ralink Technology, according to industry sources...

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    Nokia has announced the Nokia 603, a smartphone preloaded with the latest apps and featuring single-tap pairing, sharing and tag reading with NFC. The Nokia 603 is equipped with...

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