Electronics Production | June 15, 2005
Chipcon surpasses 1 million shipments of ZigBee Chips
Chipcon the world’s leading provider of low cost low power RF chipsets announced the shipment of over 1 million ZigBee ready, IEEE 802.15.4 RF chips.
The chips, part of Chipcon’s ZigBee compliant wireless device networking solution utilizing its sister company Figure 8 Wireless’ Z-Stack, represent only the opening act of Chipcon’s ZigBee solutions as it readies the single chip CC2430 for market. The passing of the 1 million chip mark cements Chipcon’s position as the clear leader in shipping ZigBee chips. To date over 1000 companies have ordered CC2420 development or evaluation kits world wide. “The fact that we have already reached 1 million units is a significant milestone not only for Chipcon, but for the entire ZigBee 802.15.4 market," commented Geir Fore, President and CEO of Chipcon AS. Chipcon is currently working with leading OEMs in multiple application segments including building automation, automated meter reading, industrial monitoring, and healthcare. In addition to Chipcon surpassing the 1 million 802.15.4 shipment mark, it also released its 2004 Annual Report documenting a 67% compound annual growth rate over the last four reporting periods and continued profitability.