RF Power Amplifier Market Research Report - Global Forecast 2027

RF Power Amplifier Market, By Frequency (<10 GHz,10-20 GHz, 20-30 GHz, 30+ GHz), By Raw Material (By Raw Material, Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Silicon Germanium and Others), By Packaging Type(Surface Mount, Die, Stand Alone/Rack Mount and Others), By Application (Consumer Electronics, Aerospace & Defence, Automotive Medical and Others), By Region โ€“ Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/2837-CR | July 2018 | Region: Global | 100 pages

RF Power Amplifier Market

RF power amplifier market is projected to garner USD 24.26 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 13.37%.

Segmentation

Based on the Product Audio power amplifier RF power amplifier Traveling wave tube amplifier Solid-state power amplifier
Based on class Class A power amplifier Class B power amplifier Class AB power amplifier Class C power amplifier Class D power amplifier Other
Based on Technology Silicon Silicon germanium Gallium arsenide Other technologies
Based on End-User Industries Consumer electronics Industrial Telecommunication Military Defense Automotive Others

Key Players

  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • Broadcom Ltd.
  • II-VI Inc.
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • NXP Semiconductors NV
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation

Drivers

  • The rise in demand for cellular network
  • Rapid adoption of the latest in technology.
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RF Power Amplifier Market Snapshot


RF power amplifier market is projected to garner USD 24.26 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 13.37%. RF power amplifiers are the essential component to transmit the high-frequency radio signals and therefore irreplaceable part of base stations in the cellular and mobile wireless infrastructure. The rapid development of the cellular network across the globe is increasing the RF power amplifier market demand. On the other hand, the demand for power efficiency for varied applications and the prevalence of IoT technology is also impacting the overall growth of the RF power amplifier market.


Consumer electronics, musical instruments, smart electronic devices are some of the intensive utilizers of the RF power amplifier industry. The RF power amplifier market growth is highly influenced by potential benefits such as improved sensitivity and selectivity among the various input signals at the RF receiver, efficient maintenance of signal-to-noise ratio. Such factors are considered as the major drivers of the RF power amplifier market.


COVID 19 Analysis:


The COVID 19 pandemic has severely affected several industrial verticals which are the major end-user industries of the RF power amplifier industry. The manufacturing and supply chain procedures were disturbed severely because of the COVID 19 pandemic. On the other hand, throughout the pandemic, the medical sectors were growing in demand attending the casualties and handling other strategies to handle the other medical cases.


The utilization of the RF power amplifiers in selective distortion of the tumor cells by producing temperatures of over 50’c has been gaining momentum during the pandemic. On the other hand, the microwave generator to perform laboratory tests was utilizing the RF power amplifiers in them. Such factors were increasing the overall RF power market value in recent years.


Market Dynamics:


Market Drivers:


The primary market driver of the RF power amplifier market is due to its increasing utilization of consumer electronics, tablets, smartphones, laptops, and other personal electronic devices. 


The intensive utilization of RF power amplifiers in crucial industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, and consumer electronics is considered as the major driver for the RF power amplifier market growth. Additionally, the advent of patent methods that effectively eliminates the waste heat and requirement for the bulky heat sinks and fans or cooling liquids are driving the overall growth of the RF power amplifier market.


Market Opportunities:


The advancing technologies in recent years include the announcement of digital input class D audio amplifiers that enabled engineers to deploy high-resolution audio for the smart home and voice-enabled applications. Such crucial advancement in the industry and the increasing consumer base for the smartphones and smart devices which are the intensive users of RF power amplifiers are presenting a lucrative opportunity for the RF power amplifier market growth.


The miniaturization of the RF power amplifiers is intensified in recent times, to get them integrated with the wireless technology and to increase the energy efficiency further. Additionally, the increasing prevalence of 5G technology is also impacting the overall growth of the RF power amplifier market.


Market Restraints:


Constraints such as lower profit margins, complex designs, and engineering to attain better efficiency are restraining the emergence of new market players.


Manufacturing of the RF power amplifiers concerning the functional properties of the components such as overall RF design, gain values, noise factors, crosstalk attenuation, and the non-functional properties such as long term reliability in the chip, package, and board considering the thermal constraints are complicating the overall manufacturing process, which is thereby considered as the major market restraint.


Market Challenges:


The power amplifier industry is highly influenced by the established market players; however, the requirement of higher initial investment during the declining economic condition is presenting a challenge for the emerging market players. On the other hand, the need for innovation, technology for the further growth of RF power amplifiers is also affecting the overall growth of the RF power amplifier market.


Designing the RF power amplifiers is challenging, to handle the linearity issue, the designers tend to back-off the RF output power, such factors tend to increase the power consumption and reduce the battery life.  


Cumulative Growth Analysis:


The increasing demand for higher power efficiency for several industrial and commercial applications and the increasing utilization of higher power sources and transmitting antennas are the primary growth stimulating factors for the RF power amplifier industry. The market value for the RF power amplifier was at USD 11.28 billion in the year 2016 and it is expected to surpass the market value of USD 24.26 billion by the year 2023 while registering a CAGR of 13.37% during the forecast period. As the telecom infrastructure develops rapidly, the demand for RF power amplifiers is increasing. On the other hand, the growing consumer base for consumer electronics and increasing penetration of 4G technologies and 5G technologies are also impacting the RF power Amplifier market growth, as they are the foremost end-user application of the RF power amplifier market.


Value Chain Analysis:


The major two types of RF power amplifiers are Solid-state RF power amplifiers and Vacuum tube RF power amplifiers. Slowly, the Solid-state RF power amplifiers are replacing the vacuum tube RF power amplifiers in the major end-user applications, owing to technological advancements and other potential advantages such as affordability. However, the vacuum tube RF power amplifiers are utilized in the areas where higher electrical overloads are expected. The power amplifiers are utilized in audio systems and smartphones so that higher efficiency and durability are attained. 


Other applications of the power amplifiers include the data transmission and broadcasting of cellular and FM signals, satellite communication, home theatre systems, microwave ovens, televisions, headphone drivers, mobile phones, and so on. The increasing trend of industry 4.0 which facilitates the machine to machine communication, the advent of IoT, mobile, and wireless communications are some of the growth-stimulating factors of the RF power amplifier industry.


Segment Overview:


Based on the Product:



  • Audio power amplifier

  • RF power amplifier



  • Traveling wave tube amplifier

  • Solid-state power amplifier


Based on class:



  • Class A power amplifier

  • Class B power amplifier

  • Class AB power amplifier

  • Class C power amplifier

  • Class D power amplifier

  • Other 


Based on Technology:



  • Silicon

  • Silicon germanium

  • Gallium arsenide

  • Other technologies


Based on End-User Industries:



  • Consumer electronics

  • Industrial

  • Telecommunication

  • Military

  • Defense

  • Automotive

  • Others 


Regional Analysis:


The RF power amplifier market value in the American countries was at USD 4.3 billion in the year 2020. The RF power amplifiers market demand was significantly increasing in the region owing to the increasing demand for smartphones and smart devices. The amplifiers are increasing the overall functional properties of smartphones. The increasing adoption of technologies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries has increased the market share up to 80% in Northern America. On the other hand, the European countries that include the U.K, Italy, and Germany have combined to attain a market share of 71.2% in European countries. 


Lastly, the Asia-pacific region is expected to showcase the RF power amplifier market share of up to 15.6% in the forecast period owing to the rapid industrial development across the region.


The governmental initiatives in the countries such as India and China are impacting the overall growth of the RF power Amplifier industry. Moreover, the expanding consumer base for smartphones and consumer electronics in the Asia-pacific region is also presenting a lucrative opportunity for the overall growth of the RF power amplifier industry.


Competitive Landscape:



  • Analog Devices, Inc.

  • Broadcom Ltd.

  • II-VI, Inc.

  • Infineon Technologies AG

  • Mitsubishi Corporation

  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

  • NXP Semiconductors NV

  • Qualcomm, Inc.

  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

  • Toshiba Corporation


Recent Developments:


A recent development in the RF power amplifier includes the invention of the Noise suppression methods, which is introduced by Murata Manufacturing Co. The noise from the DC-DC converter for the Pas was suppressed, thereby the RF signal quality was significantly improved. A noise filter was inserted after the power inductor for the input side and before the capacitor for the output.


The advent of novel materials such as Gallium arsenide and Gallium nitride and other materials were intensively used for the emerging applications for frequencies above 5GHz. 


Report Overview:


This report has covered:



  • Market Overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamics

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segment Overview

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Landscape

  • Recent Developments



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   Significant Value
  CAGR   Substantial CAGR
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Frequency, Raw Material, Packaging Type, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Infineon Technologies, Broadcom Pte. Ltd., Mitsubishi Corporation, Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Analog Devices, Inc., and II-VI, Inc
  Key Market Opportunities   Innovation in linearization and power efficiency of RF power amplifier.
  Key Market Drivers

  • The rise in demand for cellular network.
  • Rapid adoption of the latest in technology.


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    MRFR findings reveal that the worldwide market of RF power amplifier can generate substantial turnover by 2023.

    Mitsubishi Corporation, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Skyworks Solutions, Inc., and Analog Devices, Inc. are some prominent companies in the RF power amplifier market.

    <10 GHz, 20-30 GHz, 10-20 GHz, 60+ GHz, and 30-60 GHz are working frequencies of RF power amplifier.

    The rise in demand for cellular network can support the expansion of the RF power amplifier market.

    Silicon, silicon germanium, gallium nitride, and gallium arsenide are materials that are used for the fabrication of RF power amplifier.

    Stand alone or rack mount, surface mount, and die are packaging types for RF power amplifier.

    A hefty investment by key players in the development of cellular network can favor the RF power amplifier market.

    A few players dominate the RF power amplifier market. Qualcomm Inc. is one of the leaders in providing RF power amplifier enabled products. Qualcomm Inc. is one of the prominent players in the RF power amplifier market and holds 11.86% of the market share. Recent merger activities accompanied by the company's IP portfolio has led to a virtual monopoly of Qualcomm in mobile and telecommunications technology. Qualcomm, Inc. has also collaborated with Sony Corporation to provide RF Front End modem-to-antenna solutions with Snapdragon 845 chipset in Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphone.


    Qualcomm is closely followed by NXP Semiconductor N.V., a manufacturer of mixed-signal semiconductors, holding 10.81% of the market share. NXP semiconductor follows an organic growth strategy and believes in expanding its product portfolio with respect to the market demand. NXP Semiconductors has extended their partnership with Harman for providing solutions related to connected car systems.


    Infineon Technologies AG deals in designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing of semiconductor products for automotive applications, transmission of electrical energy, energy-efficient power supplies, mobile phone network infrastructures, and network systems. It holds 9.57% share.


    Broadcom Ltd. deals with the designing, developing, and supplying of a wide range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions, holding a market share of 8.92%. As a part of their strategic approach, the company innovates product development which applies to their entire value chain. They also focus on maintaining the quality of products and believe in expanding through strategic partnerships.


    Toshiba Corporation is operating in the business manufacturing and selling a wide range of electrical and electronic products. It holds a 7.92% of market share. The company focuses on the domestic market and continues to hold a strong market position.