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Amplifiers, Oscillators and Integrated Microwave Assemblies

Amplifiers, Oscillators and Integrated Microwave Assemblies

This is a mainly an update report on the earlier (2011) microwave & millimeter-wave report named ‘AIMAs’ but now including Oscillators and forecasting to year 2022.

Focusing on connectorized modules but embracing the increasing impact of SMT-based products.

The 154-page report comprises 6 sections.

Section 6 provides market forecasts to year 2022.

There are over 100 Figures, 99 of which are charts containing hard data. 86 of these are column charts with total addressable market (TAM) data points set above each column. In addition there are 18 tables.

The information contained in this report was obtained from both primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed in-depth studies of all the identified players.

Extensive company analysis was conducted and interviews with major players formed important inputs to this report.


Executive Summary
ES.1 Introduction
ES.2 Supply-Side OEMs
ES.3 Overall Global TAMs
ES.4 Some Notable Highlights
ES.4.1 Linear Amplifiers and Most Oscillators
ES.4.2 Logarithmic Amplifiers (CW-immune DLVAs, SDLVAs and “Other” DLVAs)
ES.4.3 Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs)
ES.5 Surface-Mounted Technology
Section 1 The Demand Side
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Selected Defense-Related Electronic Systems
1.3 Military Aircraft—Planned Upgrading Programs
1.3.1 Numbers of Large Military Aircraft
1.3.2 Examples of New/Up-Coming Systems/Scenarios/Markets
1.3.2.1 The Global Electronic Warfare (EW) Market
1.3.2.2 Some Specific EW and Related Developments
1.4 Unmanned Systems (Specifically UAVs or “Drones”)
1.4.1 Detailed Drones Summary
1.4.2 Drones (UAS) and Traffic Management
1.4.3 Autonomous, Unmanned ISR
1.5 SATCOM Systems
1.5.1 Broadband Satellite Systems
1.5.2 OneWeb
1.5.3 Military SATCOM
1.5.3.1 Ship-Launched Missile
1.5.3.2 The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
1.5.3.3 Poseidon-3C radar altimeter on SWOT Satellite
1.5.3.4 Global Network on the Move-Active Distribution (GNOMAD)
1.6 Other Defense-Related Developments
1.6.1 Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)
1.6.2 Military Robots
Section 2 Product Categories and Positioning
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Principal Groups of Products
2.3 Summary of Typical Supply Chains
2.4 Space-qualified Products
Section 3 Supply Side OEMs
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Detailed Considerations of the Supply-Side of the Industry
3.3 Analysis by Product Classification Category
3.4 OEMs offering microwave products
3.5 OEMs offering millimeter-wave products
3.6 OEM Market Positioning
3.6.1 Annual Sales Revenues
3.6.2 Market Leaders
Section 4 Supply-Side Industry Structure
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Reminder of Typical Supply Chains
4.3 Observations Regarding Some Relatively Large OEMs
4.4 Industry (OEM) Dynamics
Section 5 Market Data Including Forecasts for Each Product Category: 2015-2022
5.1 Introduction
5.2 End-User Segments
5.3 Frequency Bands
5.4 Electronic Function Integration
5.5 Definitions and Organization of the Data and Forecasts
5.5.1 Total Markets, TAMs and Captive Markets
5.5.2 Methodology
5.6 Critiques relating to all the data
5.7 Factors which could upset the TAM data significantly
5.8 Overall global TAMs
5.9 Broadband Microwave Amplifiers
5.10 Microwave Limiting Amplifiers
5.11 Microwave Low-Noise Amplifiers (LNAs)
5.12 Low-Phase Noise Amplifiers
5.13 Microwave Medium-Power Amplifiers (LNAs)
5.14 Microwave ‘High’-Power Amplifiers (HPAs)
5.15 Logarithmic Amplifiers
5.15.1 Microwave CWi DLVAs
5.15.2 Microwave SDLVAs
5.15.3 ‘Other’ Microwave DLVAs
5.16 Millimeter-Wave (MMW) Amplifiers
5.16.1 Broadband MMW Amplifiers
5.16.2 MMW Low-Noise Amplifiers (LNAs)
5.16.3 MMW Medium-Power Amplifiers (MPAs)
5.16.4 MMW High-Power Amplifiers (HPAs)
5.17 Microwave Oscillators
5.17.1 Microwave Dielectric Resonator Oscillators (DROs)
5.17.2 Microwave non-Gunn VCOs
5.17.3 ‘Other’ Microwave non-Gunn Oscillators
5.18 MMW Oscillators
5.18.1 MMW Dielectric Resonator Oscillators (DROs)
5.18.2 MMW non-Gunn VCOs
5.18.3 ‘Other’ non-Gunn MMW Oscillators
5.18.4 MMW Gunn Oscillators
5.19 Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs)
5.19.1 Microwave Frequency Converters
5.19.2 Microwave Frequency Synthesizers
5.19.3 Microwave Transceivers
5.20 Integrated MMW Assemblies (MMW IMAs)
5.20.1 MMW Frequency Converters
5.20.2 MMW Frequency Synthesizers
5.20.3 MMW Transceivers
Section 6 Surface-Mounted Technology (SMT)
6.1 Introduction
6.2 SMT-Based Microwave or Millimeter-Wave Modules
6.3 Market Trends for SMT-Based Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Products
APPENDIX A
OEMs Manufacturing Active Connectorized Microwave or Millimeter-wave Modules
APPENDIX B Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Figures
Figure ES.1 Global TAMs (US$bn)
Figure ES.2 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Converters into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 1.1 Block Diagram of a Monopulse Radar Receiver
Figure 1.2 Block Diagram of a Typical ARM Receiver (RF functionality)
Figure 1.3 Generic RF/Microwave/Millimeter-wave Transceiver Block
Figure 2.1 Product Definitions Concept
Figure 2.2 Typical Overall Supply Chain Applicable to Microwave Modules
Figure 2.3 Basic Industry Supply Chain from Materials & Basic Components through to Final Assembly
Figure 3.1 Geographic Segmentation of OEM Headquarters (# in each)
Figure 3.2 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Microwave Linear Amplifiers (total 93 OEMs)
Figure 3.3 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Microwave Logarithmic Amplifiers (total 11 OEMs)
Figure 3.4 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Microwave Oscillators (total 42 OEMs)
Figure 3.5 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Integrated Microwave Assemblies (total 60 OEMs)
Figure 3.6 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Linear Millimeter-Wave Amplifiers (total 24 OEMs)
Figure 3.7 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Millimeter-Wave Logarithmic Amplifiers (total 5 OEMs)
Figure 3.8 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Millimeter-Wave Oscillators (total 11 OEMs)
Figure 3.9 Distribution of OEMs Supplying Integrated Millimeter-Wave Assemblies (total 13 OEMs)
Figure 3.10 OEMs Offering Linear Microwave Amplifiers (except HPAs) - Market Shares in 2015 (%)
Figure 3.11 OEMs Offering Linear Microwave HPAs - Market Shares in 2015 (%)
Figure 3.12 OEMs Offering Linear Millimeter-wave Amplifiers - Market Shares in 2015 (%)
Figure 3.13 OEMs Offering Integrated Microwave Assemblies - Market Shares in 2015 (%)
Figure 3.14 OEMs Offering Microwave Oscillators - Market Shares in 2015 (%)
Figure 4.1 Typical Overall Supply Chain Applicable to Connectorized RF Modules
Figure 5.1 Total Market, Captive Market and TAM
Figure 5.2 Global TAMs (US$bn)
Figure 5.3 TAMs for Broadband Microwave Amplifiers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.4 TAMs for Broadband Microwave Amplifiers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.5 TAMs for Broadband Microwave Amplifiers into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.6 TAMs for Broadband Microwave Amplifiers into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.7 TAMs for Microwave Limiting Amplifiers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.8 TAMs for Microwave Limiting Amplifiers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.9 TAMs for Microwave LNAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.10 TAMs for Microwave LNAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.11 TAMs for Microwave LNAs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.12 TAMs for Microwave LNAs into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.13 TAMs for Low-Phase Noise Microwave Amplifiers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.14 TAMs for Low-Phase Noise Microwave Amplifiers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.15 TAMs for Low-Phase Noise Microwave Amplifiers into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.16 TAMs for Microwave MPAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.17 TAMs for Microwave MPAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.18 TAMs for Microwave MPAs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.19 TAMs for Microwave MPAs into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.20 TAMs for Microwave HPAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.21 TAMs for Microwave HPAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.22 TAMs for Microwave HPAs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.23 TAMs for Microwave HPAs into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.24 TAMs for Microwave CWi DLVAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.25 TAMs for Microwave CWi DLVAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.26 TAMs for Microwave SDLVAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.27 TAMs for Microwave SDLVAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.28 TAMs for Other Microwave DLVAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.29 TAMs for Other Microwave DLVAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.30 TAMs for Broadband MMW Amplifiers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.31 TAMs for Broadband MMW Amplifiers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.32 TAMs for Broadband MMW Amplifiers into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.33 TAMs for Broadband MMW Amplifiers into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.34 TAMs for MMW LNAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.35 TAMs for MMW LNAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.36 TAMs for MMW LNAs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.37 TAMs for MMW LNAs into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.38 TAMs for MMW MPAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.39 TAMs for MMW MPAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.40 TAMs for MMW MPAs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.41 TAMs for MMW MPAs into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.42 TAMs for MMW HPAs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.43 TAMs for MMW HPAs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.44 TAMs for MMW HPAs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.45 TAMs for Microwave DROs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.46 TAMs for Microwave DROs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.47 TAMs for Microwave DROs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.48 TAMs for Microwave DROs into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.49 TAMs for Microwave non-Gunn VCOs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.50 TAMs for Microwave non-Gunn VCOs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.51 TAMs for Microwave non-Gunn VCOs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.52 TAMs for Microwave non-Gunn VCOs into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.53 TAMs for 'Other' Microwave non-Gunn Oscillators into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.54 TAMs for 'Other' Microwave non-Gunn Oscillators into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.55 TAMs for 'Other' Microwave non-Gunn Oscillators into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.56 TAMs for 'Other' Microwave non-Gunn Oscillators into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.57 TAMs for MMW DROs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.58 TAMs for MMW DROs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.59 TAMs for MMW DROs into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.60 TAMs for MMW non-Gunn VCOs into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.61 TAMs for MMW non-Gunn VCOs into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.62 TAMs for 'Other' MMW non-Gunn Oscillators into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.63 TAMs for 'Other' MMW non-Gunn Oscillators into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.64 TAMs for MMW Gunn Oscillators into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.65 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Converters into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.66 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Converters into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.67 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Converters into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.68 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Converters into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.69 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Synthesizers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.70 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Synthesizers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.71 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Synthesizers into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.72 TAMs for Microwave Frequency Synthesizers into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.73 TAMs for Microwave Transceivers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.74 TAMs for Microwave Transceivers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.75 TAMs for Microwave Transceivers into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.76 TAMs for MMW Frequency Converters into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.77 TAMs for MMW Frequency Converters into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.78 TAMs for MMW Frequency Converters into SATCOM Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.79 TAMs for MMW Frequency Converters into SATCOM Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.80 TAMs for MMW Frequency Synthesizers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.81 TAMs for MMW Frequency Synthesizers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.82 TAMs for MMW Frequency Synthesizers into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.83 TAMs for MMW Frequency Synthesizers into SATCOM, Space Segment (US$M)
Figure 5.84 TAMs for MMW Transceivers into EW (US$M)
Figure 5.85 TAMs for MMW Transceivers into Radar (US$M)
Figure 5.86 TAMs for MMW Transceivers into SATCOM, Ground Segment (US$M)
Figure 6.1 A DDS frequency synthesizer manufactured by API Technologies
Figure 6.2 TAMs for Representative SMT-Based Amplifiers or Oscillators (US$M)
List of Tables
Table 1-1 Numbers of Large Military Aircraft Available Annually for Upgrading with new EW, Radar and/or SATCOM Systems in the Period 2016 to 2022
Table 1-2 Drones Developed and Manufactured by “West-Friendly” Countries
Table 1-3 First Flight, deployment data and related comments for the drones listed in Table 1-2
Table 3-1 Abbreviations for the Product Category Names
Table 3-2 OEMs and their Identified Microwave Amplifier Categories
Table 3-3 OEMs and their Identified Millimeter-wave Amplifier Categories
Table 3-4 OEMs and their Identified Microwave IMAs and Oscillator Product Categories
Table 3-5 OEMs and their Identified Millimeter-wave IMAs and Oscillator Product Categories
Table 3-6 SMEs and Relatively Large Players – Approximate Annual Sales (2015)
Table 4-1 Abbreviations for the Product Category Names
Table 4-2 Summary Data for Ten Relatively Large OEMs
Table 4-3 Summary Data Relating to Significant Sales Contributions
Table 5-1 Changes to the “Surprise-Free” TAM Data Anticipated if a Major Disaster occurred after Summer-2016
Table 6-1 OEMs Manufacturing Active SMT-Based Microwave or Millimeter-Wave Modules
Table 6-2 Bare Die and Packaged MMICs – Examples of Offerings

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