LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top nine leading vendors in their recent global ZigBee home automation market report. This research report also lists 18 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.
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Smart thermostats help users to monitor their cooling and heating patterns and remotely monitor appliances so that they can conserve energy. These devices also understand consumer behavior through self-learning algorithms and can adjust energy consumption accordingly. Smart appliance manufacturers are pitching their products in the market on the basis of efficiency and economical utilization. Appliances account for 45% of residential electricity consumption. Planned utilization of electricity and the usage of ZigBee smart home automation help improve the consumers' savings. With ZigBee home automation products, manufacturers will be able to provide the cost benefits to end-customers based on energy saving.
Competitive vendor landscape
Many vendors offering a range of products like lighting, control, appliances, security, and other products based on different standards like ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Thread, are present in the global ZigBee home automation market. The market is fragmented with the presence of many vendors including OEMs and module manufacturers. Suppliers like Silicon Labs are trying to increase their technology capabilities and consolidate the supply chain market for building and smart home automation or IoT solutions. In November 2015, Silicon Labs acquired Telegesis, a leading supplier of wireless-mesh-based networking modules, for USD 20 million. Qorvo, an IoT solution provider, acquired GreenPeak in April 2016.
“Silicon Labs is utilizing every market strategy to gain access to different market verticals such as ZigBee modules. The ZigBee-enabled module market is also growing; hence, Silicon Labs is focusing on penetrating this market by the acquisition of Telegesis, to support customer needs for comprehensive mesh networking solutions,” says Navin Rajendra, an industry expert from Technavio, specializing in embedded systems research.
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Top nine ZigBee home automation market vendors
Atmel supplies microcontrollers and other related products that are used in the mobile computing, industrial and automotive electronics, and communications devices. Atmel provides IEEE 802.15.4 ZigBee-certified wireless solutions. The company's ZigBee solutions provide single chip solutions, transceivers, and modules. The company's BitCloud ZigBee PRO is used in the applications of lighting that includes fluorescent ballasts, HID ballasts, LED ballasts, and lighting control.
Digi International offers cloud computing devices, wireless products, and development services such as modules, microprocessors, single-board computers, satellite communications products, development kits, and software. The company's ZigBee offerings include 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 universal serial bus (USB) adapters.
Freescale Semiconductor manufactures a wide range of products that include 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 platforms that include hardware and software. Approved test labs of the ZigBee Alliance have certified the platforms. Some of the ZigBee products offered by the company include KW2xD, MCR20A, KW20Z, KW21Z, and KW41Z.
GreenPeak Technologies provides products for wirelessly connected home applications. The company offers advanced ultra-low power wireless data communication controller chips that are used in smart home applications for remote controls, lighting, HVAC, energy efficiency, access control, and security. It offers ZigBee transceivers, ZigBee RF4CE, and communication solutions for smart home applications.
NXP Semiconductors offers 32-bit micro-controller unit (MCU) 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 the applications of home and building automation, wireless sensors networks, asset management, healthcare, remote control, security, and energy harvesting sensors and switches.
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 and V850 solutions. The products are used for detecting smoke and intrusion, monitoring environment, measuring or data collecting systems, and locating and tracking systems.
Silicon Laboratories provides Silicon Labs Ember platform for OEMs developing ZigBee networking into its products. Its product offerings include EM358x and EM359x SOC/network co-processor, ZigBee SOC, and ZigBee remote control ICs. The company’s products are used in wireless ICs that include intelligent home security, wireless repeaters, wireless sensor node, and internet protocol television set-top box (IPTV STB).
STMicroelectronics offers SPZB250 ZigBee module and ZigBee Pro modules based on the STM32W chipset that is used in smart energy applications, M2M industrial control, wireless sensor networks, home/building automation, smart appliances, wireless alarms and security systems, lighting control, and remote monitoring.
Texas Instruments provides processors such as digital signal processors and applications processors, microcontrollers, and connectivity products for electronic devices to connect and transfer data. Connectivity products support many wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and low-power wireless network standards like ZigBee.
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