Bluetooth Celebrates 20 Years of Market Creation

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) kicks off its platinum anniversary from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a proving ground for breakthrough technologies, like Bluetooth®, and a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced. Formed in 1998, the Bluetooth SIG started with a handful of companies focused on wire replacement for voice audio and has grown to encompass over 33,000 member companies dedicated to creating connections that power IoT innovations and establish new markets.

Before Bluetooth, the wireless audio and connected device markets virtually did not exist. Now, nearly 4 billion Bluetooth devices are expected to ship in 2018 across a number of consumer, commercial, and industrial markets.