802.11x and Bluetooth chip market worldwide revenues during 2Q 2007 touched over a billion at $1,073 million. Nearly 39.75 million chips were shipped during the period. These chips were used for both core and CPE devices in various wireless technologies like WiFi, WiMAX, Bluetooth, Zigbee and WiBro. However, chip usage in core devices fetched more revenue compared to CPE where the usage was more in terms of units.
Broadcom leads the market with around 22% of revenue share. Freescale, Texas Instruments, CSR and STMicrosystems followed that lead in that order. The top 5 vendors in this segment made up 71% of the total revenues for the period. Consumption-wise they supplied 69% of the total chips used.