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RF Transceiver Market Trends

ID: MRFR//4305-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| June 2024

Global RF Transceiver Market Overview:

The RF Transceiver Market size was valued at USD 12.12 billion in 2023. The RF transceiver industry is projected to grow from USD 13.47 Billion in 2024 to USD 28.34 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.74% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The rising surge in the adoption of RF transceivers for the numerous applications in wireless communication devices such as portable two-way radios, cellular telephones, mobile devices, cordless telephones, and optical fiber systems or cables are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

RF Transceiver Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

RF Transceiver Market Trends

  • Increasing demand for 5G RF transceivers from the telecom sector is driving market growth.

Market CAGR for RF transceivers is being driven by the rising requirement for such instruments from the telecom sector. The swift launch of 5G services in the U.K., the U.S., South Korea, and China propels such instruments' installation in telecom exchanges and base stations. For instance, over 86,000 base stations in 50 Chinese cities have been set up since the 5G network was launched in the country in 2019, thereby increasing the uptake of transceivers. Further, in April 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced plans to establish 500,000 5G base stations in China in 2020 alone. Similarly, Ericsson, the Swedish telecom firm, installed base stations in the U.S. in March 2020 to accelerate 5G deployment.

Additionally, the advancement of multimedia features such as faster internet access, efficient location detecting capabilities, and other critical characteristics. Smartphones use RF transceivers that are smaller in size yet can operate at higher frequencies and require very little power. The potential benefits of RF transceivers are propelling the market for RF transceivers forward. The demand for a stable, seamless, and secure communication mode has risen due to increased industry and urbanization. The requirement for reliable communication is stronger in online enterprises, digital marketing, e-commerce, and other internet-based applications. The RF transceiver is the best solution for dependable communication in the infrared spectrum. As a result, using RF transceivers in applications such as space communication and other critical sectors has expanded RF transceiver market revenue.

The adoption of smartphones across the globe has been rising continuously for the past few years. This can be ascribed to increased internet penetration, rising disposable income, and rapid digitalization worldwide. Asia-Pacific is one of the major smartphone markets due to its large consumer base. In addition, the recent emergence of 5G is also predicted to drive the demand for smartphones. Since RF transceivers are a major part of these devices, their requirement has also been increasing due to the rising adoption of smartphones.

RF Transceiver Market Segment Insights:

RF Transceiver Type Insights

The RF Transceiver Market segmentation, based on type, includes 5G transceiver, 4G transceiver, 3 G transceiver, and 2G transceiver. The 5G transceiver segment dominated the market, accounting for major market revenue. The market potential for 5G technology is extensive; in the next years, areas such as the Asia Pacific and North America will see a fast deployment of the technology, with multiple government initiatives and plans for its adoption in various industries already in place.

RF Transceiver Design Insights

The RF Transceiver Market segmentation, based on design, includes single-chip transceivers and standalone transceivers. The single-chip transceiver category generated the most income owing to its ubiquitous use in mobile devices, routers, and modems; single-chip transceivers are in high demand. In a wireless system, these variations require less power and may function with low voltage.

Figure 1: RF Transceiver Market, by Design, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

RF Transceiver Market, by Design

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

RF Transceiver Industry Insights

The RF Transceiver Market segmentation, based on industry, includes consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, telecommunication, military & defense, and others. The consumer electronics segment dominated the market, accounting for major market revenue. This is due to the continual expansion in the use of smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles, surveillance systems, networking equipment, IoT, and quick infrastructural advancements.

RF Transceiver Application Insights

The RF Transceiver Market segmentation, based on application, includes mobile phones, tablets, add-on cards, embedded modules, routers, and others. The mobile phones category generated the most income owing to the growing manufacturing of mobile phones worldwide. The mobile devices category, among other applications, generates a lot of demand in the RF transceiver market.

RF Transceiver Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American RF transceiver market will dominate this market, owing to the presence of prominent industry players and the rising deployment of RF transceivers in end-user applications like consumer electronics and the automotive sector in this region. Moreover, China RF transceiver market held the largest market share, and the Indian RF transceiver market was the fastest-growing market in the North America region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: RF Transceiver Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)

RF Transceiver Market SHARE BY REGION

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe RF transceiver market accounts for the second-largest market share due to increasing technological advancements in LTE, and 5G infrastructure networks, rising adoption of IoT, surging sales of mobile communication devices, and increasing demand for transceivers for sending and receiving 5G signals in the telecom sector. Further, the German RF transceiver market held the largest market share, and the UK RF transceiver market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific RF transceiver market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the growing number of mobile phones in the region, the prevalence of wireless communication devices, and the expansion of the consumer electronics industry in the region. Moreover, China RF transceiver market held the largest market share, and the India RF transceiver market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

RF Transceiver Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Major market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the RF transceiver market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the RF Transceiver industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global RF transceiver industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the RF transceiver industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the RF transceiver market, including Intel Corporation, RF Micro Devices Inc, SAMSUNG, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and its affiliated companies, Broadcom, Renesas Electronics Corporation., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Qualcomm Inc designs and manufactures digital wireless telecommunication products and services. The company offers integrated circuits and system software for wireless mobile devices. Its offerings include radio frequency transceivers, consumer wireless products, modems, processors, power management, and integrated wireless connectivity chipsets. The company's products find applications in mobile phones, laptops, handheld wireless computers, data modules, gaming devices, infrastructure equipment, routers, access points, gateway equipment, desktop computers, and IoT devices. In April 2020, Qualcomm Incorporated introduced a 212 LTE IoT modem integrated with an NB2 IoT chipset. It is a single-chip solution consisting of a modem baseband, application processor, memory, RF transceiver with a fully integrated RF front end, and power management unit.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (Huawei), a subsidiary of Huawei Investment & Holding Co Ltd, provides information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. The company's product portfolio includes laptops, tablets, routers, wearables, headphones, enterprise wireless products, enterprise optical transmission and access products, networking products, and cloud and computing products. It also offers services, software for carrier networks, and smart services for enterprises. Huawei serves education, finance, healthcare, internet services providers, manufacturing, oil and gas, public safety, retail, smart city, smart grid, and transportation industry. In February 2020, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. introduced the 800 G tunable ultra-high-speed optical module. The module is consistent with line speeds that can be tuned from 200 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 800 Gbps and can transfer bandwidths of as much as 48 terabits per second (Tbps) on a single fiber.

Key Companies in the RF Transceiver market include

  • Intel Corporation (U.S.)

  • RF Micro Devices Inc. (U.S.)

  • Qualcomm Inc. (U.S.)

  • Broadcom Corp. (U.S.)

  • Renesas Electronics Corp. (Japan)

  • TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. (U.S.)

  • ST-Microelectronics Inc. (Switzerland)

  • Texas Instruments Inc. (U.S.)

  • Infineon Technologies AG

  • Qorvo Inc.

  • Analog Devises Inc.

  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

  • Fujitsu Limited

  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.

RF Transceiver Industry Developments

March 2019: Texas Instruments Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer, launched new RF-sampling transceivers that can be integrated with four analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and four digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in a single chip.

RF Transceiver Market Segmentation:

RF Transceiver Type Outlook

  • 5G Transceiver

  • 4G Transceiver

  • 3G Transceiver

  • 2G Transceiver

RF Transceiver Design Outlook

  • Single Chip Transceiver

  • Standalone Transceiver

RF Transceiver Industry Outlook

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Automotive

  • Healthcare

  • Telecommunication

  • Military & Defense

  • Others

RF Transceiver Application Outlook

  • Mobile Phones

  • Tablets

  • Add-On Cards

  • Embedded Modules

  • Routers

  • Others

RF Transceiver Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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