North America Wi-Fi Chipset Market to Cross $5.5 Bn US-dollar by 2026

Published Date: 2020-12-04

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According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled “North America Wi-Fi Chipset Market Size, By Standard (IEEE 802.11ay, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11ax, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b/G), By Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO) Configuration (Single-user Multiple-input Multiple-output (SU-MIMO), Multi-user Multiple-input Multiple-output (MU-MIMO) [1x1 MU-MIMO, 2x2 MU-MIMO, 3x3 MU-MIMO, 4x4 MU-MIMO, 8x8 MU-MIMO]), By Band (Single Band, Dual Band, Tri Band), By Application (Smartphone, Tablet, Desktop PC, Laptop, Connected Home Devices)”, Estimated To Be Around USD 5.5 Billion By 2026

The North America Wi-Fi chipset market is gaining traction owing to the increasing penetration of IoT devices in the region. Wi-Fi chipsets integrated into IoT devices offer several features such as network security, reduced latency, and high-speed connectivity. This increases its adoption in various industry verticals including the consumer electronics, automotive, and IT enterprise sectors, among others. According to the GSM Association, in 2019, the total IoT connections were 2.8 billion in North America, which is projected to surpass the 5.4 billion mark by 2025. The proliferation of IoT connected devices across various industries is expected to amplify the adoption of Wi-Fi chipsets in North America.

The IEEE 802.11ay segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. The growth is credited to the rising integration of this standard in Wi-Fi 5 modems, gateway devices, and routers. A Wi-Fi chipset with IEEE 802.11ac standard offers high-speed data transmission of up to 600 Mbps on a 2.4GHz frequency band and up to 1.3 Gbps on a 5MHz frequency band. Along with high-speed transmission, it also provides high agility, low latency, and supports multiple data paths, which further fuels its adoption in the North America Wi-Fi chipset market.

The MU-MIMO configuration Wi-Fi chipsets shipments is growing at a CAGR of 7% from 2020 to 2026. The rising penetration of media streaming platforms in North America is supporting the MU-MIMO configuration segment growth. MU-MIMO configuration offers low latency and high bandwidth while connecting multiple devices over the Wi-Fi network.

The smartphone application segment held a market share of over 20% in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5% from 2020 to 2026. Growth is attributed to the increasing penetration of 5G technology in the region. According to the GSMA Intelligence Mobile Economy 2020 report, North America is projected to witness 205 million 5G connections by 2025. These connections will mostly be smartphone devices that will require high-end Wi-Fi chipsets to achieve higher data transmission speed over a 5G network. The massive rollout of 5G network in the U.S. will increase the adoption of high-end Wi-Fi chipsets in smartphone applications.

The U.S. accounted for over 80% market share in 2019 and will grow at a CAGR of 5 % from 2020 to 2026 in the North America Wi-Fi chipset market. Favorable initiatives of the U.S. Federal Government to deploy public Wi-Fi hotspots in the region are fueling the market growth. For instance, in May 2020, the Washington State Department of Commerce added 300 Wi-Fi hotspots in the state to help residents who are unable to access the Internet during the ‘stay-home’ order by the government. The Microsoft and Avista Foundation also announced to support the public hotspot infrastructure development in the Washington State. Such supportive initiatives to expand the public Wi-Fi infrastructure are anticipated to fuel the industry growth.

Key players in the North America Wi-Fi chipset market are extensively focusing on continuous research & development activities to provide technically advanced products than their competitors. For instance, in January 2019, MediaTek, Inc. launched the ‘Wi-Fi 6’ chip series with 2x2 and 4x4 MU-MIMO configurations. The new chipset has applications in gateways, routers, wireless access points, and smart home connected devices. Some of the key players in the market are Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Broadcom, Inc., MediaTek Inc., Texas Instruments, and Intel Corporation.


The North America Wi-Fi Chipset market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026 for the following segments:

North America Market, By Standard

  • IEEE 802.11ay
  • IEEE 802.11ad
  • IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 & Wi-Fi 6E)
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11n (SB and DB)
  • IEEE 802.11b/G

Wi-Fi Chipset Market, By Band

  • Single
  • Dual
  • Triband

North America Market, By MIMO Configuration

    • 1x1 MU-MIMO
    • 2x2 MU-MIMO
    • 3x3 MU-MIMO
    • 4x4 MU-MIMO
    • 8x8 MU-MIMO

North America Wi-Fi Chipset Market, By Application

  • Smartphones
  • Tablet
  • Desktop PC
  • Laptop
  • Connected home devices
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada