According to a market research report from Strategy Analytics, the global market for UWB (ultrawideband) systems and radio chips has experienced a jump in traction and sales in 2019 with the introduction of new standards, chips and applications.
According to their latest finding published in, The Return of UWB: Chip Forecast in Smartphones, Automotive, Industrial & More, Apple’s iPhone 11 models with the new U1 ultrawideband radio chip along with new automotive standards for remote keyless entry represent a major shift in UWB from a relatively unknown technology to a market under-doing exciting growth to high volumes.
According to Christopher Taylor, Director of RF & Wireless Components and author of the report, new developments in semiconductor chip designs and process technology, new UWB standards, and the promise of UWB for precision location in real time have created strong interest for finding misplaced keys, secure remote keyless entry to cars and buildings, and locating equipment and production pieces on the factory floor to name just a few of the many applications. Ultimately, UWB will enable businesses and manufacturers to use data analytics like never before to improve efficiency with accurate location data.
Among the top nine chip suppliers, Apple, NXP Semiconductor and Qorvo appear best positioned to take advantage of market growth. All have UWB chips in production, strong IP, tag & anchor reference designs, location software, strong sales support, good reputations and the customer engagements needed for success.
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