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Market Trends: Three Factors Will Determine Bluetooth 5 Silicon Success

Published: 28 February 2017

ID: G00325203

Analyst(s): Bill Ray


Basic conformance to standards will not be enough to gain market share in Bluetooth 5. Technology product management leaders must differentiate their products with low-power capabilities and supporting software, including support for the latest profiles and over-the-air upgradability.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Equipment Makers Favor Breadth of Bluetooth Profiles
  • Flexible Firmware Is a Key Solution Differentiator
  • Integrated Silicon Is Essential for IoT Endpoints
  • Technology Trend
    • ZigBee Product Development Will Decline
    • Wi-Fi HaLow Will Remain a Nascent Market

Contrarian View

  • Google Succeeds in Pushing Thread as the Default Standard

Vendors to Watch

  • Qualcomm
  • ilumi

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