Top 9 Vendors in the ZigBee Home Automation Market from 2016 to 2020: Technavio – Business Wire (press release)

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.

The demand for electricity is growing, owing to rapid industrialization
and rise in population. This is resulting in increased energy
consumption worldwide. The prices of raw materials used by power
generation and distribution companies have risen sharply. Therefore,
homeowners need to minimize energy consumption to reduce costs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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