The power amplifier and other analog communications special purpose analog grew by 2 percent in 2014. This year, this market is expected to reach $13.6 billion which constitutes 28 percent of the overall analog IC market. This tracker provides forecasts for special purpose analog ICs used in communications applications including power amplifiers, LNAs, wireless transceivers, wired transceivers and wired AFEs. Forecasts are provided by region, application market and by product type. Market share for 2014 is also provided.
The RF (Wireless IC) market is expected to increase by 6 percent in terms of revenue and 14 percent for unit shipments reflecting a drop in ASPs. Long term, this market continues to benefit from the increasing demand for devices that use the wireless networks for access to data. This tracker provides forecasts for wireless ICs by region, application and product market. Market share is also provided.
The Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Transceivers segment is a large part of the general analog market. This tracker provides market statistics on RF devices as well as wired analog transceivers and AFEs. Forecasts are provided by region, application and product type; 2012 market share is also provided for the top RF and power amplifier manufacturers.
The global communications application market was worth $446 billion in 2012. Wireless electronics constitutes 75 percent of the overall market, or $336 billion spent on wireless phones, infrastructure, and other devices. By 2018, Databeans predicts the overall communications electronics market will be well over $800 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 11 percent over the next five years. RF circuits continue to play an increasing role in the overall semiconductor market. This tracker provides market forecasts for both wired and wireless transceivers, power amplifiers, and other RF devices and AFEs. Forecasts are given byU region and by market segment. Market share for 2011 is available and 2012 market share for RF devices will be available in March 2013 and published in the Q2 2013 RF Power Amplifiers and Transceivers Market Tracker.