|[January 04, 2013]
Research and Markets: Power Line Communication (PLC) Systems Market - Global Assessment & Forecast-(2013-2018)
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/86jct3/power_line)
has announced the addition of the "Power
Line Communication (PLC) Systems Market - Global Assessment &
Forecast-(2013-2018)" report to their offering.
Power line communication (PLC) is a technology that enables sending
communication data over electric power cables. Power line communication
is used at different frequency bands depending on signal transmission
characteristics of the power wiring and the application for which it is
being used. PLC's areas of application are across voltage ranges in both
- power transmission and distribution. In this regard, the utilities are
favoring implementation of the PLC systems in their substation
automation projects. In addition to this, the medium and low voltages
area of application is seeing an uptrend with respect to adoption of PLC
solution as cost-effective and, in turn, favorable. Typical application
in medium voltage range is smart grid and in low voltage is home
automation and networking. PLC has its advantages and disadvantages in
the different environments it is used in, but the fact that it does not
require any external wiring infrastructure keeps pushing it to the
Apart from these applications in sart grids, home networking, and M2M
communications in the Neighborhood area network (NAN) and Home area
network (HAN), PLC also has a few niche long-haul applications in areas
like irrigation, internal automobile communication, railroad and
transport applications, etc.
The global PLC revenue market is expected to grow from $2.94 billion in
2013 to $7.10 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 19.3%. In terms of revenue,
the broadband market is larger than the narrowband market with a split
of 60-40 favoring broadband in 2012. This is mainly because B-PLC is a
high revenue market while N-PLC is a high volume market. The global PLC
unit shipment market is expected to grow from 38.90 million units in
2013 to 417.16 million units in 2018 at a CAGR of 60.7%. The market for
N-PLC shipments is larger than that of B-PLC. The reason behind this is
that the average selling price (ASP) of a narrowband PLC system is
lesser than that of a B-PLC system.
Some of narrowband players are Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (U.S.),
Maxim Integrated Products (News - Alert), Inc. (U.S.), Echelon Corporation (U.S.),
STMicroelectronics N.V (Switzerland), etc. Companies involved in this
space include Qualcomm-Atheros (U.S.), Sigma Designs, Inc. (U.S.),
Marvell (News - Alert) Technology Group Ltd. (Bermuda), Broadcom Corp. (U.S.), etc.
Key Topics Covered:
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3 MARKET OVERVIEW
4 TECHNOLOGY MARKET
5 VERTICALS MARKET
6 APPLICATION MARKET
7 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
9 COMPANY PROFILES
- AMPERION, INC.
- ARIANE CONTROLS, INC.
- ATMEL CORPORATION
- BILLION ELECTRIC CO. LTD.
- BROADCOM CORPORATION
- CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
- ECHELON CORPORATION.
- FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.
- MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP
- MAVEN SYSTEMS PVT. LTD.
- MAXIM INTEGRATED
- MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY, INC.
- NXP SEMICONDUCTORS
- POWERCOM LTD.
- POWER PLUS COMMUNICATIONS AG
- QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC.
- SEMITECH SEMICONDUCTOR
- SIGMA DESIGNS, INC.
- ST&T COPRPORATION.
- STMICROELECTRONICS N.V
- TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INC.
- TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
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