"Although there are external GPS receivers available for mobile PCs, PDAs, smartphones, digital cameras, handheld games, and other portable CE devices, volumes for these applications have been limited," says Gemma Tedesco, In-Stat analyst. "Integration of GPS within these products will allow for more widespread use of GPS, and will spur much greater GPS chipset shipment volumes."
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
Recent In-Stat research, GPS Chips in Mobile Devices (#IN0703846WT), covers the worldwide market for GPS chipsets integrated into mobile devices. It provides worldwide forecasts for GPS chipset shipments, by device category, through 2011. It also includes analysis of market trends, featuring a look at device segments that hold promise for growth. Profiles of GPS IC vendors are provided, including Qualcomm, SiRF, Broadcom, TI, u-blox, NemeriX, eRide, CSR, CellGuide, GloNav, u-Nav, Infineon, SiGe Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, SkyTraq and MediaTek. In addition to the report, Gemma and other In-Stat analysts provide consulting services on a variety of technical and market topics regarding the semiconductor and electronics industries.