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Technavio Announces Top Nine Vendors in the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market for 2016-2020
[January 25, 2016]

Technavio Announces Top Nine Vendors in the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market for 2016-2020

Technavio has announced the top nine leading vendors in their recent global ZigBee enabled devices market 2016-2020 report. This research report also lists 18 other prominent vendors who are expected to gain market share over the forecast period.

To identify the top vendors, Technavio's market research analysts have considered the top revenue contributors for the ZigBee (News - Alert) enabled devices market. The report includes market forecast of the global ZigBee market based on product segments that implement ZigBee wireless technology (connected light bulbs, remote controls, smart meters, smart thermostats, and set-top-box).

The analysis in this report is based on vendor briefings, interviews with industry experts, and telephone and online surveys. Technavio analysts have also presented a breakdown of market shares by the leading regions, including APAC, Americas, and EMEA.

What spurs the demand for ZigBee?

Need for low-energy wireless technology

Technavio's senior market research analyst for consumer electronics, Sunil Singh says, "Though bluetooth and wi-fi technology is immensely popular and are extensively used in many IoT (internet of things) devices, these require high energy levels through battery-powered devices. Consumers and service providers are thus opting for alternate wireless technologies such as ZigBee to improve energy efficiency. ZigBee has a lower energy consumption rate than bluetooth and wi-fi and a longer communication range. ZigBee and ZigBee Pro require only 1/10,000th of the energy that is typically needed to run a wi-fi network. The use of a ZigBee wireless network thus counters low battery life and reduces the harmful effects of battery disposal, making it a more viable alternative to other connecting technologies."

Top nine vendors in the global ZigBee enabled devices market


Atmel (News - Alert) designs, develops, and supplies microcontrollers and related products used in industrial and automotive electronics, mobile computing, and communications devices. Atmel offers IEEE (News - Alert) 802.15.4 ZigBee-certified wireless solutions.

The company's ZigBee solutions provide single-chip solutions, transceivers, and modules. Its BitCloud ZigBee PRO is used in applications of lighting that includes fluorescent ballasts, high-intensity discharge (HID) ballasts, LED ballasts, and lighting control. It is also used in smart energy applications that include data concentrators, electricity meters, gas and water meters, and in-home display units.

Digi International

Digi International provides wireless products, cloud computing devices, and development services, which include microprocessors, modules, satellite communications products, development kits, software, and single-board computers.

The company's ZigBee offerings are XBee and XBee-PRO ZigBee RF modules, XBee ZigBee gateway, ConnectPort LTS 8/16/32, ConnectCore 6 Single Board Computer, ConnectPort X2, XBee-Pro ZigBee Wall Router, XBee sensors, XBee-Pro ZigBee adapters, and XStick USB adapters. The compny serves the energy, government, medical, industrial, retail, and transportation sectors.

Freescale Semiconductor (News - Alert)

Freescale Semiconductor designs, manufactures, and sells a wide range of products like embedded microcontrollers, microprocessors, processors, ICs, sensors, digital signal, automotive, networking, computer, communications, multimedia, medical, industrial, analog, wireless, mixed signal, and RF products. The company provides ZigBee-compliant hardware and software platforms, which have been certified by approved test labs of the ZigBee Alliance.

Some ZigBee products offered by the company are KW2xD, MCR20A, KW20Z, KW21Z, and KW41Z. The company's ZigBee products are used in applications like lighting, security and alarm, door locks, home gateways, access controls, retail, and smart metering.

GreenPeak Technologies

GreenPeak Technologies provides products for wirelessly connected home applications. It offers advanced ultra-low-power wireless data communication controller chips that are used in smart home applications for remote controls, lighting, and HVAC, energy efficiency, access control, and security. It offers ZigBee transceivers, ZigBee RF4CE, and communications solutions for smart home applications.

In 2015, the company launched GP691, its next-generation ZigBee radio chip and GPM6000 modules, for IoT and smart home networks.

NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors offer 32-bit microcontroller units (MCUs) and IEEE802.15.4 products that include JN51xx wireless microcontrollers, ZigBee smart energy, light link, home automation, and remote control.

The company's ZigBee products are used in home and building automation, wireless sensors networks, asset management, healthcare, remote control, security, and energy-harvesting sensors and switches.

Renesas Electronics

Renesas Electronics offers semiconductor products such as logic ICs, memories, large-scale ICs, microcomputers, analog ICs under microcontrollers, and analog and power devices. It offers ZigBee and IEEE802.15.4 short-range wireless communication network products that include microcontrollers, M16C/6B solutions, and 78K, V850 solutions.

The company's products are used in applications for detecting smoke and intrusion, monitoring environment, measuring or data collecting systems, and locating and tracking systems.

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs provides mesh networking wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices, ZigBee and thread-protocol stacks, and hardware and software development tools to OEMs and ODMs, adding ZigBee and thread-technology to their connected device products.

Silicon Labs' mesh networking product offerings include EM358x and EM359x SoCs and network co-processors, EM35x SoCs and network co-processors, and EM34x ZigBee remote control ICs. The company's wireless mesh networking solutions are used in connected home and lighting systems, smart meters and thermostats, security systems, and a wide range of wireless sensor node applications.


STMicroelectronics offers SPZB250 ZigBee module and ZigBee Pro modules based on STM32W chipset that is used in smart energy applications, M2M industrial control, wireless sensor networks, home and building automation, smart appliances, wireless alarms and security systems, lighting control, and remote monitoring. In 2015, the company launched Voice-Over-Bluetooth low energy for wearable and remote-control applications.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments provides ultra-low power microcontrollers, high-performance DSP and ARM (News - Alert) processors, and wireless connectivity products for industrial, automotive, personal electronics applications, and more. Its wireless connectivity portfolio supports many wireless technologies and standards such as Bluetooth, Sub-1 GHz, Wi-Fi, GPS and low-power wireless network standards like ZigBee.

ZigBee products offered by the company include SimpleLink ultra-low power ZigBee CC2630 wireless MCU, CC2530 wireless MCU, CC2531 wireless MCU with USB, and CC2538 ARM Cortex-M3 wireless MCU. The company's ZigBee solutions are used in connected lighting and home automation, wireless lighting, and generic mesh.

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Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies.

Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, re-sellers, and end-users.

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