The special purpose analog products used in communications is expected to reach $14 billion this year. The market was roughly the same size as it was in 2015, but that is expected to change next year when the market should reach a record high of $16.4 billion. Demand is finally picking up steam as major RF players increase output and orders for foundry production rise. Special purpose analog products used in communications include power amplifiers, LNAs, transceivers, and integrated front-end ICs. Overall the market has a long term growth trend of 10 percent per year. This tracker provides forecasts by region, market segment, application, and by product type. Market share is also provided.
As the smart phone market continues to mature, suppliers are seeing lengthening replacement rates and a slowdown in demand from regions that were driving this application market such as China, India, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The smart phone semiconductor market in 2016 is expected to be $64 billion which is a 5 percent decrease in revenue from last year. Moving ahead, however, this market should return to positive growth in 2017. This tracker provides forecasts for smart phones and tablets. Semiconductor revenue and shipments are presented for both applications by product type and by region. Market Share is also provided.
The wireless market is expected to slow in 2016 due to lackluster demand for application processors and memory, but this has not impacted demand for analog RF products. This market is expected to increase by 7 percent this year and reach $14.8 billion. This tracker provides forecasts for RF devices as well as wired transceivers and AFEs. Forecasts are provided by region, market segment, application and product type. RF products include power amplifiers, RF transceivers, and LNA products. Market share is also provided for all communications ASSPs and for products used specifically in mobile phones, wireless infrastructure, short range wireless, other wireless, and wired markets.
Due to the high demand for this product category in mobile phones, this market is expected to perform better than other analog categories, however, a sharp drop in ASPs predicted this year has pulled back on revenue growth rates. In 2015, this market is expected to reach $14.2 billion which is an 11 percent increase from last year. This tracker provides forecasts for power amplifiers, LNA, wireless transceivers, wired transceivers, and wired AFE products used in all five market segments. Forecasts are provided by region, application market and by product type. Market Share is also provided.