By Lisa Arrowsmith • IMS Research
Let’s start with a buzz; according to a recent study from IMS Research, ZigBee adoption increased by more than 200 percent from 2009 to 2010, with a ramp up from 10.4 million ICs shipped for certified ZigBee devices in 2009, to more than 30 million last year.
Surprised? If I’m honest, I was. So what applications were actually using ZigBee technology? And, more important, will ZigBee adoption continue to grow in the coming years?
Four segments – smart metering, residential automation and HAN, commercial building automation and consumer electronics – accounted for most growth from 2009 to 2010 in shipments of ICs using certified ZigBee standards (including ZigBee RF4CE). Continue reading
In 2010, the ZigBee Alliance solidified its leadership position as the green and global wireless standard connecting the widest range of smart and easy-to-use devices that work together intelligently to help you control your world. Nine ZigBee standards, more than 150 ZigBee Certified products, third-party validation of market leadership and membership growth established ZigBee as the technology to adopt in 2011.
The ZigBee Alliance continues to innovate with new standards and specifications while the global market continues to adopt ZigBee to gain greater, greener control of environments where you work, live and play. Continue reading