RF Power Semiconductor Devices For Mobile Wireless Infrastructure

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RF power amplifiers are integral parts of all base stations for cellular and mobile wireless infrastructure. They represent one of the most expensive component sub-assemblies in modern wireless infrastructure equipment and both their performance and cost are important drivers in base station design. Efficiency, physical size, linearity, and reliability are among the principal concerns. As price pressures become fiercer, new and innovative techniques and materials must be used to reduce the cost of this important component part while still maintaining performance.

The RF power semiconductors used in these power amplifiers are the linchpin for their cost and capability and they must keep pace with both the economic and technical realities facing designers and users of these RF power amplifiers.

This study examines all of the above topics and illuminates the interdependent relationship of RF power semiconductors to RF power amplifiers. Included are discussions and data on the expanding China and A/P marketplace plus a discussion on how gallium nitride (GaN) devices will affect the future of the RFPA semiconductor device market. Quantitative forecasts are presented through 2019 for RF power semiconductors for mobile wireless infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. LTE, China, and Gallium Nitride Lead the Way
    • 1.2. Technology Drivers for RF Power Devices
    • 1.3. Air Interface Implications
    • 1.4. RF Power Device Suppliers
    • 1.5. RF Power Device Forecast
    • 1.6. What the Future Will Hold
  • 2. RF POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES FOR MOBILE WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS
    • 2.1. RF Power Semiconductor Devices
    • 2.2. Silicon LDMOS
    • 2.3. GaAs
    • 2.4. SiC
    • 2.5. GaN
    • 2.6. Device Linearity Issues
    • 2.7. Efficiency Concerns
    • 2.8. Plastic Packaging
    • 2.9. Industry Positioning
    • 2.10. Future RF Power Device Trends
  • 3. RF POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MARKET OVERVIEW
    • 3.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 3.2. RF Power Amplifier Device Suppliers and Market Share
    • 3.3. RF Power Amplifier Devices by Process Technology
    • 3.4. RF Power Amplifier Devices by Package Type
    • 3.5. RF Power Amplifier Devices, Conventional versus High-efficiency
    • 3.6. RF Power Amplifier Device $/W Implications
    • 3.7. RF Power Amplifier Device Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
    • 3.8. RF Power Amplifier Device Revenue by Region Forecast
  • 4. VENDOR PROFILES - RF POWER DEVICES
    • 4.1. Cree, Inc.
    • 4.2. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    • 4.3. Infineon Technologies AG
    • 4.4. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    • 4.5. Nitronex, LLC
    • 4.6. Nujira Limited
    • 4.7. NXP Semiconductors
    • 4.8. RF Micro Devices, Inc.
    • 4.9. Scintera Networks, Inc.
    • 4.10. Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc.
    • 4.11. TriQuint Semiconductor
  • 5. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
  • 6. TABLE OF CONTENTS

Charts

  1. RF Power Device Dollar per Watt Trend for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Amplifiers, World Market, Forecast: 1999 to 2019
  2. Total Shipment and Revenue Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  3. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Market Share by Vendor, World Market: 2013
  4. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments by Process Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  5. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue by Process Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  6. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments by Package Type, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  7. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue by Package Type, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  8. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments for Conventional versus High-efficiency, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  9. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue for Conventional versus High-efficiency, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  10. RF Power Device Dollar per Watt Trend for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Amplifiers, World Market, Forecast: 1999 to 2019
  11. Total Shipment and Revenue Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  12. Total Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  13. RF Power Device Dollar per Watt Trend for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Amplifiers, World Market Forecast: 1999 to 2019
  14. Total Shipment and Revenue Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  15. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Market Share by Vendor, World Market: 2013
  16. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments by Process Technology, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  17. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue by Process Technology, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  18. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments by Package Type, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  19. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue by Package Type, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  20. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments for Conventional versus High-efficiency, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  21. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue for Conventional versus High-efficiency, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  22. RF Power Device Dollar per Watt Trend for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Amplifiers, World Market Forecast: 1999 to 2019
  23. Total Shipment and Revenue Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  24. Total Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Revenue by Region, World Market Forecast: 2013 to 2019