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Multimedia WiFi a boost for chips?

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Multimedia networking will drive the home networking semiconductor market over the next five years, as revenues grow 12% per year to reach over $2.3 billion in 2008, according to In-Stat/MDRAs more and more devices are getting connected, it spells opportunity for silicon vendors. In-Stat/MDR believes will be a $700 million market by 2008. 802.11n will begin shipments in 2006, and as the first technology that will enable wireless video networking for the majority of end-users, strong demand will translate to this variant of Wi-Fi. It will account for 55% of the consumer WLAN IC market by the end of the forecast.