RF GaN Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

RF GaN Market Research Report: By Type (GaN-On-SiC, GaN-On-Silicon, GaN-On-Diamond), By Application (IT & Telecomm, Aerospace, Military & Defense and Others), By Region - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/5017-CR | July, 2019 | Region : Global

Market Overview


Global RF GaN Market is projected to expand at 21.6% CAGR over the forecast period (2018-2023), according to Market Research Future (MRFR) in its latest report. Gallium nitride (GaN) is likely to attract huge demand owing to its utilization in a range of semiconductor devices. It is estimated to replace silicon owing to low power consumption and high energy efficiency. Rapid technological advances and huge demand for wireless communication is likely to compel the need for energy-efficient systems. Rollout of new communication technologies and focus of manufacturers in improving the current GaN technology can provide new opportunities to the market.


COVID-19 Analysis


The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the RF GaN market growth owing to shutdown of production of major manufacturing plants. In addition, the shutdown of electronics and automotive sectors temporarily for curbing the spread of the disease has dampened the market prospects. Trade tensions and agreements between nations are expected to affect the market.


The decline in power semiconductors and power ICs demand in 2020 is expected to recover by 2021 owing to policies encouraging the production of hybrid and electric vehicles. The gradual opening of economies is estimated to positively impact the global RF GaN market positively. Rising demand of power semiconductors in 2021 can bolster the market revenues. Development of recovery scenarios by companies to create a zero-sum situation can save them from any future unforeseen circumstances. Wireless and home office applications are deemed to accumulate revenues for the market after 2021.


Market Dynamics



  • Drivers


Increasing Adoption of Energy and Power Applications


The preference of GaN material for energy and power applications is likely to favor the market growth. This is evident by its integration in LEDs, home battery chargers, and other active devices. The huge capacity of GaN in terms of efficiency and power density and advantage over silicon and gallium arsenide manufactured semiconductors can drive the global RF GaN market growth. Demand for wireless communications and high bandwidth speeds will provide an impetus to market demand. Presence of various telecommunication companies and rollout of 5G will support the industry. GaN semiconductors can generate large voltages with minimal variations in conductivity making them optimal in switching devices.  MACOM and Qorvo are developing GaN-on-Si semiconductors for catering to the demand for energy-efficient devices.



  • Opportunities


Efficiency of RF Power Amplifiers


The focus on power consumption and power efficiency by semiconductor device manufacturers is likely to culminate in production of GaN power amplifiers. The growth of RF portable devices and increasing functionality can induce the need for power amplifiers. Their integration in smartphones and personal digital assistants can drive the demand for GaN material in the coming years. The boost to electric vehicle supply equipment such as charging kiosks and charging stations are anticipated to drive the innovation in RF power amplifiers. Emergence of autonomous vehicles can provide a golden opportunity for players in the RF GaN industry.



  • Restraints


Threat from SiC Devices


Silicon carbide (SiC) devices are a viable alternative to RF GaN devices owing to the demand for long battery life and demand for technologies to operate at high frequencies and voltages. Emerging demand for wideband technologies in smartphones such as precision locating, tracking, and sensor data collection can drive its demand and threaten the growth prospects of the RF GaN industry. The switch of semiconductor companies to SiC owing to its low cost can pose a problem to the market.


Segment Analysis


By Material Type


GaN-on-SiC to Command Huge Demand


The GaN-on-SiC segment accounted for the largest market share in 2017 with a value of USD 246.2 million in 2017. The applications of the material across aerospace & defense and telecom sectors can drive the segment demand. They are employed in RF GaN systems due to its ability to handle high power output, thermal conductivity, reliability, and cut-off frequency.


By Application


IT & Telecommunication to Rule Market Revenues


The IT & telecommunication sector is anticipated to generate huge revenue to the global RF GaN market owing to application of gallium nitride powered devices. RF amplifiers capable of working at high frequencies, high data transmission rate, and huge power output will be preferred in the sector owing to the ubiquitousness of the wireless cellular sector. The use of GaN hybrids with advanced algorithms and mixed-signal silicon are able to provide high bandwidth speeds with high performance and minimum power consumption. Innovation in linearization of cable technologies can provide opportunities to the market.


Regional Analysis


APAC to Register Fastest Growth Rate


The APAC RF GaN market is anticipated to peak by exhibiting 22.82% CAGR over the forecast period. This is attributed to the growing disposable income levels of customers in China, India, and Japan. Launch of 5G networks and adoption of the material in electric vehicles can drive the market demand. Huge market for energy-efficient electronics and technological breakthroughs in RF components can bode well for the market. China is anticipated to deliver at 24.8% CAGR over the forecast period.


Competitive Landscape


Global RF GaN Market is open to players of all sizes. The focus on product innovation and pandering to IT & telecom, aerospace, defense, and military applications are likely to provide players with a first mover advantage. Power efficiency and extended coverage are features that are bound to gain attraction. Players are showcasing their products at exhibitions and trade shows to attract new clients. Collaborations and partnerships are gaining speed as semiconductor manufacturers aim to gain constant demand from end-use industries that can sustain their position. MACOM is manufacturing packages and amplifiers for wireless cellular stations. On the other hand, Microsemi Corporation is developing RF power semiconductors with S and L band pulsed radar amplifiers.


Key Companies Covered in the Report  


Aethercomm Inc. (U.S.), ROHM Semiconductors (Japan), Analog Devices Inc. (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors NV (Netherlands), STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), Cree Inc. (U.S.), and others are prominent names of the global RF GaN market.


Recent Developments



  • NXP Semiconductors, Dutch chipmaker, has opened a fab unit in the U.S. for supporting the deployment of 5G power amplifier (PA) modules. It has developed a new PA module on the LDMOS technology for higher efficiency, power output, and extended coverage from base stations.

  • Qorvo, an American semiconductor manufacturer, has launched a new C-band power amplifier for 5 GHz to 6 GHz range. It uses GaN-on-SiC technology to create wafers for commercial and military applications.

  • STMicroelectronics has acquired a major stake in GaN manufacturer Exagan in 2020 in a bid to strengthen its position in the RG GaN market. The acquisition aims to expand the plans of the former in driving the adoption of GaN power devices across consumer and industrial sectors.


Report Scope


The global RF GaN market report by MRFR looks at rising trends, developments, and hurdles to be faced by industry leaders during the forecast period. It assesses market variables for predicting market growth and revenue trajectories. Primary and secondary research is conducted by analysts and cross-checked with trusted organizations and online databases for its veracity. It is segmented in the following manner:


By Material Type



  • GaN-on-Diamond

  • GaN-on-Silicon

  • GaN-on-SiC


By Application



  • Aerospace

  • Military & Defense

  • IT & Telecommunication

  • Others

1 Executive Summary

1.1 Market Attractiveness Analysis

1.1.1 Global RF GaN Market, By Material Type

1.1.2 Global RF GaN Market, By Application

1.1.3 Global RF GaN Market, By Region

2 Market Introduction

2.1 Definition

2.2 Scope Of The Study

2.3 Market Structure

3 Research Methodology

3.1 Research Process

3.2 Primary Research

3.3 Secondary Research

3.4 Market Size Estimation

3.5 Forecast Model

3.6 List Of Assumptions

4 Market Insights

Market Dynamics

5 Market Dynamics

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Drivers

5.2.1 Increasing Adoption Of Energy & Power Applications:

5.2.2 Increased Demand For IT & Telecommunication Equipment

5.3 Restraint

5.3.1 Competition From Silicon Carbide (SiC) Devices

5.4 Opportunity

5.4.1 Innovation In Linearization And Power Efficiency Of RF Power Amplifiers

5.5 Technological Trend

6 Market Factor Analysis

6.1 Supply/Value Chain Analysis

6.1.1 Material Suppliers

6.1.2 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs)

6.1.3 Distributor And Retailer

6.1.4 End User

6.2 Porter’s Five Forces Model

6.2.1 Threat Of New Entrants

6.2.2 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers

6.2.3 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

6.2.4 Threat Of Substitutes

6.2.5 Intensity Of Rivalry

7 Global RF GaN Market, By Material Type

7.1 Overview

7.2 GaN-On-SiC

7.2.1 GaN-On-SiC: Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020–2027

7.3 GaN-On-Silicon

7.3.1 GaN-On- Silicon: Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020–2027

7.4 GaN-On-Diamond

7.4.1 GaN-On- Diamond: Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020-2027

8 Global RF GaN Market, By Application

8.1 Overview

8.2 IT & Telecomm

8.2.1 IT & Telecomm: Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020–2027

8.3 Aerospace

8.3.1 Aerospace: Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020–2027

8.4 Military & Defense

8.4.1 Military & Defense: Market Estimates & Forecast By Region, 2020–2027

9 Global RF GaN Market, By Region

9.1 Overview

9.2 North America

9.2.1 North America RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.2.2 North America RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.2.3 North America RF GaN Market, By Country

9.2.3.1 US

9.2.3.1.1 US RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.2.3.1.2 US RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.2.3.2 Canada

9.2.3.2.1 Canada RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.2.3.2.2 Canada RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.2.3.3 Mexico

9.2.3.3.1 Mexico RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.2.3.3.2 Mexico RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3 Europe

9.3.1 Europe RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.3.2 Europe RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.3 Europe RF GaN Market, By Country

9.3.3.1 Germany

9.3.3.1.1 Germany RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.3.3.1.2 Germany RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.3.2 UK

9.3.3.2.1 UK RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.3.3.2.2 UK RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.3.3 France

9.3.3.3.1 France RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.3.3.3.2 France RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.3.3.4 Rest Of Europe

9.3.3.4.1 Rest Of Europe RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.3.3.4.2 Rest Of Europe RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4 Asia-Pacific

9.4.1 Asia-Pacific RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.4.2 Asia-Pacific RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.3 Asia-Pacific RF GaN Market, By Country

9.4.3.1 Japan

9.4.3.1.1 Japan RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.4.3.1.2 Japan RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.3.2 China

9.4.3.2.1 China RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.4.3.2.2 China RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.3.3 India

9.4.3.3.1 India RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.4.3.3.2 India RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.4.3.4 Rest Of Asia-Pacific

9.4.3.4.1 Rest Of Asia-Pacific RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.4.3.4.2 Rest Of Asia-Pacific RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5 Rest Of The World

9.5.1 Rest Of The World RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.5.2 Rest Of The World RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5.3 Rest Of The World RF GaN Market, By Country

9.5.3.1 Middle East & Africa

9.5.3.1.1 Middle East RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.5.3.1.2 Middle East RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

9.5.3.2 South America

9.5.3.2.1 South America RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027

9.5.3.2.2 South America RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027

10 Competitive Landscape

10.1 Competitive Overview

10.2 Competitor Dashboard

10.3 Competitive Benchmarking

10.4 NXP Semiconductors: The Leading Player In Terms Of Number Of Developments In Global RF GaN Market

10.5 Key Developments & Growth Strategies

10.5.1 New Product Launch/Service Deployment

10.5.2 Merger & Acquisition

10.5.3 Collaboration/Contracts

11 Company Profiles

10.1 NXP Semiconductors NV

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Financial Overview

10.1.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.1.4 Key Developments

10.1.5 SWOT Analysis

10.1.6 Key Strategies

10.2 Analog Devices Inc.

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Financial Overview

10.2.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.2.4 Key Developments

10.2.5 SWOT Analysis

10.2.6 Key Strategies

10.3 STMicroelectronics NV

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Financial Overview

10.3.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.3.4 Key Developments

10.3.5 SWOT Analysis

10.3.6 Key Strategies

10.4 Toshiba Corporation

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Financial Overview

10.4.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.4.4 Key Developments

10.4.5 SWOT Analysis

10.4.6 Key Strategies

10.5 ROHM Semiconductors

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Financial Overview

10.5.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.5.4 Key Developments

10.5.5 SWOT Analysis

10.5.6 Key Strategies

10.6 Cree Inc.

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Financial Overview

10.6.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.6.4 Key Developments

10.6.5 SWOT Analysis

10.6.6 Key Strategies

10.7 Aethercomm Inc.

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.7.3 Key Developments

10.7.4 Key Strategies

10.8 Microchip Corporation

10.8.1 Company Overview

10.8.2 Financial Overview

10.8.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.8.4 Key Developments

10.8.5 SWOT Analysis

10.8.6 Key Strategies

10.9 Raytheon Company

10.9.1 Company Overview

10.9.2 Financial Overview

10.9.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.9.4 Key Developments

10.9.5 SWOT Analysis

10.9.6 Key Strategies

10.10 Qorvo Inc.

10.10.1 Company Overview

10.10.2 Financial Overview

10.10.3 Product/Service/Solutions Offered

10.10.4 Key Developments

10.10.5 SWOT Analysis

10.10.6 Key Strategies

12 List Of Tables

TABLE 1 List Of Assumptions

TABLE 2 Comparison Chart, By Material Property

TABLE 3 Global RF GaN Market Estimates & Forecast, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 4 GaN-On-SiC Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 5 GaN-On- Silicon Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 6 GaN-On- Diamond Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 7 Global RF GaN Market Estimates & Forecast, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 8 IT & Telecomm Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 9 Aerospace Market Estimates & Forecast, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 10 Military & Defense Market Estimates & Forecast, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 11 Global RF GaN Market, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 12 North America: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 13 North America: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 14 North America: RF GaN Market, By Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 15 US: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 16 US: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 17 Canada: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 18 Canada: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 19 Mexico: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 20 Mexico: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 21 Europe: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 22 Europe: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 23 Europe: RF GaN Market, By Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 24 Germany: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 25 Germany: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 26 UK: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 27 UK: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 28 France: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 29 France: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 30 Rest Of Europe: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 31 Rest Of Europe: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 32 Asia-Pacific: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 33 Asia-Pacific: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 34 Asia-Pacific: RF GaN Market, By Country, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 35 JAPAN: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 36 JAPAN: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 37 China: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 38 China: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 39 India: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 40 India: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 41 Rest Of Asia-Pacific: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 42 Rest Of Asia-Pacific: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 43 Rest Of The World: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 44 Rest Of The World: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 45 Rest Of The World: RF GaN Market, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 46 Middle East & Africa: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 47 Middle East & Africa: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 48 South America: RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 49 South America: RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

TABLE 50 NXP Semiconductors: The Most Active Player In The GLOBAL RF GaN MARKET

TABLE 51 New Product Launch/Service Deployment

TABLE 52 Merger & Acquisition

TABLE 53 Collaboration/Contracts

13 List Of Figures

FIGURE 1 Market Synopsis

FIGURE 2 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global RF GaN Market

FIGURE 3 Global RF GaN Market Analysis By Material Type

FIGURE 4 Global RF GaN Market Analysis By Application

FIGURE 5 Global RF GaN Market Analysis By Region

FIGURE 6 Global RF GaN Market: Market Structure

FIGURE 7 Research Process Of MRFR

FIGURE 8 TOP DOWN & BOTTOM Up APPROACH

FIGURE 9 North America Market Size & Market Share By Country (2020 VS 2027)

FIGURE 10 Europe Market Size & Market Share By Country (2020 VS 2027)

FIGURE 11 Asia-Pacific & Market Share By Country (2020 VS 2027)

FIGURE 12 Rest Of The World Market Size & Market Share By Country (2020 VS 2027)

FIGURE 13 DROC ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL RF GaN MARKET

FIGURE 14 Technological Trend

FIGURE 15 Supply / Value CHAIN: Global XYZ Market

FIGURE 17 Global RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020 (% Share)

FIGURE 18 Global RF GaN Market, By Material Type, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 19 Global RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020 (% Share)

FIGURE 20 Global RF GaN Market, By Application, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 21 Global RF GaN Market, By Region, 2020-2027 (USD Million)

FIGURE 22 North America: RF GaN Market Share, By Country, 2020 (% Share)

FIGURE 23 Europe: RF GaN MARKET Share, By Country, 2020 (% Share)

FIGURE 24 Asia-Pacific: RF GaN MARKET Share, By Country, 2020 (% Share)

FIGURE 25 Rest Of The World: RF GaN MARKET Share, BY Region, 2020 (% Share)

FIGURE 26 Competitor Dashboard: Global RF GaN Market

FIGURE 27 Key Players: R&D Expenditure

FIGURE 28 BENCHMARKING OF MAJOR COMPETITORS

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