The Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready market has witnessed significant growth in the past few years. North America and APAC are the major regions that have witnessed growth. Currently, APAC is a leading region in the Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready market, followed by North America, owing to continuous investments in IoT.
Qualcomm Inc. (US), Broadcom Corporation (Singapore), Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (US), Dialog Semiconductor PLC (UK), Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. (Bermuda), Mediatek, Inc. (Taiwan), Nordic Semiconductor ASA (Norway), Bluegiga Technologies (Finland), Texas Instruments Incorporated (US), Fanstel Corporation (US), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan), Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), Microchip Technology Inc. (US), and CEVA, Inc. (US) are the major players operating in this market.
Qualcomm Incorporated (US) is a key market player in the digital communications technology, mainly code division multiple access (CDMA), and is also involved extensively in the development and commercialization of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA). The company also develops and commercializes key technologies that are currently being used in handsets and tablets-LAN, GPS, and short-range communication functionalities, including NFC and Bluetooth. The Qualcomm Technology Licensing segment provides rights to use portions of the firm’s intellectual property. The Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives segment invests in the technology, design, and introduction of products and services for voice and data communications. Major subsidiaries of the company are Qualcomm Atheros (US), Ubicom (US), Airgo Networks (US), and Wilocity (US), among others.
Bluegiga Technologies was acquired by Silicon Laboratories (US) in 2015. Silicon Laboratories (US) is a leading provider of microcontroller, wireless connectivity, and analog and sensor solutions for IoT. This acquisition has helped expand Silicon Labs’ wireless hardware and software solutions for IoT, thus addressing a broader range of market opportunities and customer needs. Bluegiga offers innovative and easy-to-use short-range wireless connectivity solutions to OEMs, device manufacturers, and system integrators. The company uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in its technology portfolio. Bluegiga has sales and customer service offices in the US and China. The company has more than 50 distribution partners across the globe. The distributors enable Bluegiga to sell its products globally, in more than 70 countries. The company offers a wide range of wireless modules, ranging from ultralow-power Bluetooth Smart modules to long-range Bluetooth Classic and Wi-Fi products. The company has offices in Atlanta, GA; and Hong Kong, China
Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready Market by Technology (Bluetooth Smart, Smart Ready, and Bluetooth 5.0), Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Wearable Electronics, Healthcare, Building & Retail), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023
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