LTE and AP Markets Driving RF Power Amplifier Equipment and RF Power Semiconductor Device Sales for Wireless Infrastructure

Oyster Bay, New York - 11 Mar 2014

Asian wireless infrastructure deployments, led by China, continue to be the main driver for the RF power amplifier and RF power semiconductor market in 2013 and beyond.

Despite an off year in 2012 the market for RF power amplifiers grew at a single-digit rate while RF power semiconductors grew at a double-digit clip in 2013. ABI Research sees this trend continuing.

According to research director Lance Wilson, “For the foreseeable future the Asia-Pacific region, particularly China, will dominate this market and remain the most important region and focus for high power RF amplifiers and RF power devices for wireless infrastructure.”

LTE and the emerging TD-LTE air interfaces will be the technology engines of growth for the next five-years. Another important breakthrough will be that gallium nitride (GaN) devices will start to impact the device segment. “Although silicon LDMOS is by far the technology leader in this market,” says Wilson, “GaN devices captured meaningful share in 2013 and will increasingly do so for the next several years.”

The continuing overall need for wireless data remains an important driver for the overall market for RF Power amplifier equipment and RF power semiconductor devices.

“RF Power Semiconductor Devices for Wireless Infrastructure” and “RF Power Amplifier Equipment for Wireless Infrastructure” examine the evolving design parameters and materials, price versus performance and the interdependent relationship of RF power semiconductors to RF Power Amplifiers. Quantitative forecasts are presented through 2019.

RF Power Semiconductor Devices for Wireless Infrastructure is included the firm’s Research Service: High-Power RF Active Devices. RF Power Amplifier Equipment will be included in ABI Research’s upcoming Research Service: RF Power End-Use Equipment Markets.

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