The consumer interest in Voice-over-the-Internet is pushing demand for new devices, and backend gear, which all are powered by diverse array of VoIP chips. That is one of the main reasons why the demand for such chips is going to increase. In-Stat forecasts that VoIP chip sales will increase from $613.7 million in 2006 to $2.63 billion by 2010. A bulk of those sales are going to come from IP phones. Broadcom and Texas Instruments are two of the biggest players in this market.