RESEARCH PAPER: Matter For CE Product Manufacturers

By Bill Curtis, Patrick Moorhead - January 8, 2024

Consumer electronics (CE) product decision-makers worldwide are evaluating the strategic impact of Matter, a new smart home connectivity standard from the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). Matter makes CE products interoperable over networks already present in hundreds of millions of homes. That’s a big win for manufacturers, but Matter’s effects on CE product strategy, architecture, and design extend way beyond improving device communication. Universal connectivity elevates the smart home value proposition from simple use cases like remote control and “if this, then that” home automation to AI-enabled ambient interaction and whole-home autonomous controls. This is how smart homes finally become truly smart.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Matter Overview
  • Matter Product Strategy
  • Matter Product Architecture
  • Matter Device Platforms
  • Matter Supply Chain
  • Other CE Product Manufacturer Concerns
  • Matter Strategy In A Nutshell
  • Figure 1: Matter’s Layered Architecture
  • Figure 2: NXP Matter-Compliant Platforms And Development Kits
  • Table 1: Device Roles And Platform Characteristics
  • Table 2: Matter Network Radio Options

Companies Cited:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Google
  • NXP
  • Samsung
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Bill Curtis is the Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst in Residence for large-scale Internet of Things systems. Bill helps enterprises design distributed solutions that integrate the full end-to-end IoT stack from real-world devices to analytics.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.