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Mobile Experts: Filter Market Rocks, while Power Amplifier Market Misses a Beat

Envelope Tracking and Carrier Aggregation Spark Sweeping Changes in the $9 Billion RF Front End Market (May 29, 2014)

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mobile Experts released a 200-page market study today, reporting on the latest trends in RF semiconductor technology for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and machine-to-machine modems. With 155 charts, block diagrams, and exhibits, this market study is the most comprehensive view of the RF front end market in the industry. The Table of Contents alone spans 19 pages.

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Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts explained, "We've interviewed more than 50 companies to gather data for this study. Several companies privately share specific data with us, so that our view of the market is more accurate in every release."

The market study includes analysis on every aspect of the RF front end, including:

  • Power Amplifiers (PA)
  • Envelope Tracking (ET)
  • Multimode Multiband Power Amplifiers (MMMB PA or MMPA);
  • CMOS Power Amplifiers (CMOS PA)
  • Filters and Duplexers
  • Diplexers, Triplexers, and Multiplexers
  • Switches
  • Tuning Elements (BST, MEMS, and DTC)
  • Antennas
  • MIPI/CMOS Controllers
  • Front End Modules, including:
    • PA/Duplexers (PAD)
    • Antenna Switch Modules (ASM)
    • Transmit Modules (TxM)
    • Filter/Switch Modules (FEMiD, MDM, RxM, Switched Filter Bank)
    • Complete Front Ends (CFE or "All-in-One" modules)

"In each case, we have considered shipment and pricing trends, to fully understand the movement in the market," explained Mr. Madden. "Our analysis breaks the market down, with clear analysis of every function in the RF chain and insight into the competitive forces for every component. Two years ago, we accurately predicted the rate of growth in the filter market and the integration of key components. We're seeing strong trends toward integration, with rapid growth in filter, switch, and tuning content and big changes in the PA market, with new players fighting over a flat market."

The Mobile Experts market analysis includes more than 155 charts and block diagrams, including:

  • Shipment data for each type of component and each technology variation
  • Pricing data to illustrate the pricing distinctions between discrete components and Front End Modules (FEMs)
  • Revenue data for multiple technology variations and integration combinations
  • Block diagrams of several types of smartphones, tablets, and other modems
  • Analysis of MIMO and Carrier Aggregation to illustrate their impact on the RF front end market
  • Market Share analysis for each technology segment and for the overall RF Front End market
  • Insightful analysis on architecture alternatives, ranging from single-SKU smartphones to low-cost feature phone architectures
  • Future-looking predictions for tunable filters, CMOS PA adoption, closed-loop tuning, and several other RFFE innovations
  • Profiles on 60 different companies that impact the RF front end market

Companies profiled in this report include:

ACCO Semiconductor

Amalfi Semiconductor/RFMD

Amphenol

Anadigics

Antenova

Apple

Avago Technologies

Black Sand Technologies

Cavendish Kinetics

DelfMEMS

EMW Antenna Co., LTD

Ethertronics

Ferfics

Foxconn

Fujitsu

Galtronics

Global Foundries

Hitachi

IBM

Intel

IO Semiconductor

Javelin Semiconductor/Avago

Kyocera

Laird Technologies

Mediatek

Molex

Motorola Mobility

Murata Manufacturing Company

Nokia

Nujira

ON Semiconductor

Paratek/RIM

Peregrine Semiconductor

Pulse Electronics

Qualcomm

Quantance, Inc.

R2 Semiconductor

RDA Microelectronics

Renesas (Murata)

RFaxis

RFMD

Research in Motion (Blackberry)

Resonant Wireless

Samsung

Skycross

Soitec

Sony Semiconductor

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Spreadtrum/Tsinghua

Tai-SAW Technology

Taiyo Yuden Company Ltd.

TDK-EPC (EPCOS)

Texas Instruments

TowerJazz

TriQuint Semiconductor

Tyco

WIN Semiconductor

WiPAM

WISOL

WiSpry

About Mobile Experts LLC:

Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets. Our analysts are true experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 20 years of experience or more. Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation. Recent publications focus on Small Cells, Semiconductors for Small Cells, Macro Base Station Transceivers, Semiconductors for RRH, Active Antenna Systems, Backhaul for Small Cells, DAS, Cloud RAN, and Carrier Wi-Fi.

Contact:
Rachel Lorraine
Mobile Experts LLC
Email
+1 (408) 540-7284
www.mobile-experts.net

SOURCE Mobile Experts

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