RF Power Semiconductor Devices for Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure

RF power amplifiers are integral parts of all basestations 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 report examines all of the above topics and illuminates the interdependent relationship of RF power semiconductors to RF power amplifiers. Included are discussions and selected data on the expanding China and Asia-Pacific marketplaces plus a discussion on how gallium nitride (GaN) devices will affect the future of the RFPA semiconductor device market. Quantitative forecasts are presented through 2020 for RF power semiconductors for mobile wireless infrastructure.

Table of Contents

  • 1. A BANNER YEAR FOR WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 2. TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS AND REVIEW
    • 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 US$/W Implications
    • 3.7. RF Power Amplifier Device Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
    • 3.8. RF Power Amplifier Device Revenue by Region Forecast

Tables

  1. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments by Process Technology, World Market: 2014
  2. Total Revenue Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2020
  3. Total Shipment Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2020

Charts

  1. Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Device Shipments by Process Technology, World Market: 2014
  2. Total Revenue Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2020
  3. Total Shipment Growth for Cellular and Mobile Wireless Infrastructure RF Power Devices, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2020
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Research Information

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Publish Date
2Q 2015
Code
AN-1988
Research Type
Application Analysis Report
Pages
12