Because of its large installed base in mobile PCs and home networks, flexibility, and mature ecosystem, Wi-Fi is a valued, "Swiss army knife" technology for the consumer electronic (CE) market according to research firm In-Stat.
According to Victoria Fodale, In-Stat analyst, "digital TV will be the second largest category of CE stationary devices shipping with Wi-Fi. The sheer volume of digital TV shipments will make it a strong market, despite a relatively low Wi-Fi attach rate."
In-Stat also found that more than 294 million CE devices with Wi-Fi shipped in 2007, the compound annual growth rate for CE Wi-Fi devices through 2012 will be 26%, and by 2011, cellular/Wi-Fi handsets will surpass mobile PCs as the large category of Wi-Fi devices.
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