Bluetooth Emergence Explained at ABI Conference

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Allied Business Intelligence

    OYSTER BAY, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With Japanese laptop, cell
 phone and peripheral manufacturers now implementing Bluetooth across a wide
 array of products, the first wave of Bluetooth has come and will reach the
 European and US markets soon, according to Allied Business Intelligence (ABI).
 The market will begin to swell with Bluetooth products, with over 1 billion
 units being shipped by 2005, according to ABI forecasts.
     "With literally hundreds of companies working actively on different
 components of the Bluetooth value chain, the technology is poised for rapid
 uptake," said Navin Sabharwal, VP of Residential and Networking Technologies
 at ABI. "The 1.1 specification has recently been ratified and the Bluetooth
 modules are firmly headed to sub-$10 cost, allowing vendors to finally
 commence volume shipments later this year."
     Bluetooth technology provides an inexpensive, low-power wireless personal
 area networking (PAN) solution. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group now has
 over 2,000 member companies. These firms include everyone from the largest
 technology players to a significant number of startups. These companies are
 pursuing the silicon opportunity for Bluetooth modules and the ability to use
 Bluetooth as a wireless platform for local service delivery.
     The complex breadth and depth of Bluetooth will be explained by industry
 leaders and ABI executives at ABI's two-day conference, "Bluetooth 2001:
 Gateway to Connectivity" on May 2-3, 2001 in New York City at the Marriott
 Marquis. At the event, key industry participants will share their views and
 projections on different aspects of the emerging Bluetooth market.
     The distinguished conference faculty includes executives from Ericsson,
 Motorola, IBM, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Silicon Wave, Dell Computer
 Corporation, NewLogic, embedded wireless devices, KPMG Consulting, In2M
 Corporation, Widcomm, GigaAnt, ZiLOG, Mobilian Corporation and Siemens.
 
     Issues that will be addressed include:
     -- The current status of Bluetooth technology
     -- Bluetooth's evolution via specification 2.0 into a rich personal area
        network solution
     -- Bluetooth usage and applications in different market segments
     -- Alternate silicon paths to the promised $5 solution
     -- Forecasts for Bluetooth-enabled equipment and silicon markets
     -- Bluetooth's synergy with emerging cellular technologies such as WAP,
        GPRS and 3G
     -- Bluetooth's impact on local wireless networking technologies including
        IrDA, 802.11b and HomeRF
 
     In order to get further information on attending this conference please
 call 516-624-3113, email conferences@alliedworld.com or visit
 http://www.alliedworld.com.
 
     Allied Business Intelligence Inc is an Oyster Bay, NY-based technology
 research think tank specializing in communications and emerging
 technology markets. ABI publishes strategic research on the broadband,
 wireless, electronics, networking and energy industries. Details of
 these studies can be found at alliedworld.com. Or call 516-624-3113 for
 more information.
 
 

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    OYSTER BAY, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With Japanese laptop, cell
 phone and peripheral manufacturers now implementing Bluetooth across a wide
 array of products, the first wave of Bluetooth has come and will reach the
 European and US markets soon, according to Allied Business Intelligence (ABI).
 The market will begin to swell with Bluetooth products, with over 1 billion
 units being shipped by 2005, according to ABI forecasts.
     "With literally hundreds of companies working actively on different
 components of the Bluetooth value chain, the technology is poised for rapid
 uptake," said Navin Sabharwal, VP of Residential and Networking Technologies
 at ABI. "The 1.1 specification has recently been ratified and the Bluetooth
 modules are firmly headed to sub-$10 cost, allowing vendors to finally
 commence volume shipments later this year."
     Bluetooth technology provides an inexpensive, low-power wireless personal
 area networking (PAN) solution. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group now has
 over 2,000 member companies. These firms include everyone from the largest
 technology players to a significant number of startups. These companies are
 pursuing the silicon opportunity for Bluetooth modules and the ability to use
 Bluetooth as a wireless platform for local service delivery.
     The complex breadth and depth of Bluetooth will be explained by industry
 leaders and ABI executives at ABI's two-day conference, "Bluetooth 2001:
 Gateway to Connectivity" on May 2-3, 2001 in New York City at the Marriott
 Marquis. At the event, key industry participants will share their views and
 projections on different aspects of the emerging Bluetooth market.
     The distinguished conference faculty includes executives from Ericsson,
 Motorola, IBM, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Silicon Wave, Dell Computer
 Corporation, NewLogic, embedded wireless devices, KPMG Consulting, In2M
 Corporation, Widcomm, GigaAnt, ZiLOG, Mobilian Corporation and Siemens.
 
     Issues that will be addressed include:
     -- The current status of Bluetooth technology
     -- Bluetooth's evolution via specification 2.0 into a rich personal area
        network solution
     -- Bluetooth usage and applications in different market segments
     -- Alternate silicon paths to the promised $5 solution
     -- Forecasts for Bluetooth-enabled equipment and silicon markets
     -- Bluetooth's synergy with emerging cellular technologies such as WAP,
        GPRS and 3G
     -- Bluetooth's impact on local wireless networking technologies including
        IrDA, 802.11b and HomeRF
 
     In order to get further information on attending this conference please
 call 516-624-3113, email conferences@alliedworld.com or visit
 http://www.alliedworld.com.
 
     Allied Business Intelligence Inc is an Oyster Bay, NY-based technology
 research think tank specializing in communications and emerging
 technology markets. ABI publishes strategic research on the broadband,
 wireless, electronics, networking and energy industries. Details of
 these studies can be found at alliedworld.com. Or call 516-624-3113 for
 more information.
 
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