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.
The analog wireless and wired ASSP market is expected to perform well this year as consumers upgrade and replace existing smart phones. Databeans’ current forecast for this market is an increase of 12 percent over 2014 which amounts to over $14 billion in worldwide revenue. Products included in this market are power amplifiers, LNAs, RF transceivers, wired transceivers, and analog front ends used in networking. This tracker provides forecasts by region, application market, and by product type. Market share is also provided for suppliers by region and by application market. Two new tables have been added to provide revenue and shipment forecasts by supplier for smart phones.