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The CS MMICs Report

Executive Summary
ES.1 Players Addressing the Microwave MMICs Space
ES.2 Types of MMIC Players
ES.3 End-User Application Segments
ES.4 Market Summary
ES.5 Recommendations to MMIC Players
Section 1 Industry Structure and Dynamics
1.1 Details of the Players and Types of Products Designed/Manufactured
1.2 Application (End User) Segments
1.3 IDMs, “Fab-Lite” and Fabless Companies
1.4 Bare Die and Packaged MMICs – Examples of Players’ Offerings
1.5 Sales and Distribution Networks
1.6 Brief Profiles of the Players
1.6.1 AMCOM Communications
1.6.2 Anadigics
1.6.3 Analog Devices
1.6.4 Anokiwave
1.6.5 Arralis
1.6.6 Astra Microelectronic Technologies
1.6.7 Avago Technologies
1.6.8 BAE Systems (Sanders operation)
1.6.9 BeRex
1.6.10 Chengu Ya Guang Electronic
1.6.11 Cree
1.6.12 Custom MMIC
1.6.13 Global Communications Semiconductors (GCS)
1.6.14 GigOptix
1.6.15 Guerrilla RF
1.6.16 IBM Microelectronics
1.6.17 Infineon Technologies
1.6.18 Keysight Technologies
1.6.19 MACOM
1.6.20 Maxim Integrated
1.6.21 METDA
1.6.22 Microsemi
1.6.23 Microwave Technology (MwT)
1.6.24 Mini-Circuits
1.6.25 Mitsubishi Electric
1.6.26 NEDI Technology Co. Ltd (‘NEDITEK’)
1.6.27 New Japan Radio (NJR)
1.6.28 Northrop Grumman
1.6.29 NXP Semiconductor
1.6.30 Ommic
1.6.31 Plextek RFI
1.6.32 Qorvo
1.6.33 Qwave Technology Co.
1.6.34 Raytheon
1.6.35 RENESAS
1.6.36 RFHIC
1.6.37 RF Integration
1.6.38 SJM Prewell
1.6.39 Skyworks Solutions
1.6.40 Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations (SEDI)
1.6.41 Texas Instruments
1.6.42 TLC Precision Wafer
1.6.43 TowerJazz
1.6.44 Transcom
1.6.45 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
1.6.46 United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC – Wavetek)
1.6.47 United Monolithic Semiconductor (UMS)
1.6.48 Vectrawave
1.6.49 Viper RF
1.6.50 WIN Semiconductors
1.7 The Top 6 (or “Top 7”) Players Addressing each Class of MMIC
Section 2 Unit Prices (ASPs) & Markets 2014 – 2020
2.1 Strategies and Methodologies
2.1.1 General Aspects
2.1.2 Average Selling Prices (ASPs)
2.1.3 Defense
2.1.3.1 AESA-based Radars (‘AESAs’)
2.1.3.2 Electronic Warfare (EW )
2.1.4 Industrial, Scientific & Medical (ISM)
2.1.5 Microwave (MW) Radio
2.1.6 Ku-band Sat TV, Receive-only
2.1.7 Ku-band (12-18 GHz) VSAT
2.1.8 K/Ka-band (18-40 GHz) VSAT (Broadband)
2.2 MMIC ASPs
2.2.1ASPs for GaAs PA MMICs for Defense Applications
2.2.2ASPs for GaAs non-PA MMICs into Defense Applications
2.2.3ASPs for GaN PA MMICs for Defense Applications
2.2.4ASPs for non-PA GaN MMICs for Defense Applications
2.2.5 ASPs for SiGe non-PA MMICs for Defense Applications
2.2.6ASPs for MMICs into MW Radio and Ku-band VSAT Applications
2.3 Total Aggregated TAMs for MMICs (US$M)
2.4 Defense
2.4.1 MMICs into AESAs
2.4.1.1 GaAs MMICs into AESA PAs
2.4.1.2 GaAs MMICs into AESA non-PAs
2.4.1.3 Aggregated TAMs for GaAs MMICs into AESAs
2.4.1.4 GaN MMICs into AESA PAs
2.4.1.5 GaN non-PA MMICs into AESAs
2.4.1.6 Aggregated TAMs for GaN MMICs into AESAs
2.4.1.7 SiGe non-PA MMICs into AESAs
2.4.2 MMICs into EW
2.4.2.1 GaAs MMICs into EW PAs
2.4.2.2 Non-PA GaAs MMICs into EW
2.4.2.3 Aggregated TAMs for GaAs MMICs into EW
2.4.2.4 GaN MMICs into EW PAs
2.4.2.5 GaN MMICs into EW non-PAs
2.4.2.6 Aggregated TAMs for GaN MMICs into EW
2.4.2.7 SiGe MMICs into EW non-PAs
2.4.2.8 Aggregated TAMs for all MMICs into EW
2.5 Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM)
2.5.1 TAMs for GaAs MMICs into ISM
2.5.1.1 GaAs PA MMICs into ISM
2.5.1.2 GaAs non-PA MMICs into ISM
2.5.2 TAMs for GaN MMICs into ISM
2.5.2.1 GaN PA MMICs into ISM
2.5.2.2 GaN non-PA MMICs into ISM
2.5.3 TAMs for InP MMICs into ISM
2.5.4 TAMs for SiGe MMICs into ISM
2.5.5 Aggregated TAMs for MMICs into ISM Applications
2.6 Microwave (MW) Radio
2.6.1 Microwave (MW) radio – GaAs PAs
2.6.2 Microwave (MW) radio – GaAs non-PAs
2.6.3 Microwave (MW) radio – GaAs MMIC Totals
2.6.4 Microwave (MW) radio – GaN PAs
2.6.5 Microwave (MW) radio – GaN non-PAs
2.6.6 Microwave (MW) radio – GaN MMIC Totals
2.7 SATCOM
2.7.2 Corporate (Ku-band) VSATs (ground terminals only)
2.7.2.1 GaAs PA MMICs into Ku-band VSATs
2.7.2.2 GaAs non-PA MMICs into Ku-band VSATs
2.7.2.3 GaN PA MMICs into Ku-band VSATs
2.7.2.4 GaN non-PA MMICs into Ku-band VSATs
2.7.2.5 SiGe MMICs into Ku-band VSATs
2.7.2.6 Aggregated Ku-band VSAT MMIC TAMs
2.8 Broadband SATCOM (K/Ka-band VSATs) (ground terminals only)
2.8.1 GaAs MMICs into K/Ka-band VSATs
2.8.1.1 GaAs PA MMICs into K/Ka-band VSATs
2.8.1.2 GaAs non-PA MMICs into K/Ka-band VSATs
2.8.2 GaN MMICs into K/Ka-band VSATs
2.8.2.1 GaN PA MMICs into K/Ka-band VSATs
2.8.2.2 GaN non-PA MMICs into K/Ka-band VSATs
2.8.3 SiGe non-PA MMICs into K/Ka-band VSATs
2.8.4 Aggregated K/Ka-band VSAT MMIC TAMs
Appendix A Websites for the MMIC Players
Appendix B Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Figures
Figure ES.1 Numbers & Proportions of Players Involved in Each Type of CS MMIC (mid-2015)
Figure ES.2 Numbers and % of Players Addressing Each End-User Segment (mid-2015)
Figure ES.3 Total Worldwide TAMs - all MMIC Types (US$M)
Figure 1.1 Numbers and Proportions of Players Involved in Each Type of CS MMIC (mid-2015)
Figure 1.2 Numbers and % of Players Addressing Each End-User Segment (mid-2015)
Figure 1.3 Three Main Categories of Semiconductor Companies
Figure 1.4 Numbers and % of IDMs in Each of the Main Regions (mid-2015)
Figure 1.5 Numbers and % of IDMs Segmented Geographically (RoW: mid-2015)
Figure 1.6 Numbers and % of Fabless Players in Each of the Main Regions (mid-2015)
Figure 1.7 Marketing and Sales Operations of Different Levels/Maturities of Players
Figure 2.1 ASPs for GaAs MMIC PAs into Defense Applications
Figure 2.2 ASPs for GaAs MMIC non-PAs into Defense Applications
Figure 2.3 ASPs for GaN MMIC PAs into Defense Applications
Figure 2.4 ASPs for non-PA GaN MMICs into Defense Applications
Figure 2.5 ASPs for SiGe non-PAs into Defense Applications
Figure 2.6 ASPs for Microwave Radio and VSAT MMICs
Figure 2.7 Total Worldwide TAMs - all MMIC Types - Regionally Segmented (US$M)
Figure 2.8 Total Worldwide TAMs - all MMIC Types (US$M)
Figure 2.9 Global TAMs for all types of MMICs into AESA Applications (US$M)
Figure 2.10 AESA GaAs MMIC Global TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.11 AESA GaN MMIC Global TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.12 AESA GaAs MMIC PA TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.13 AESA GaAs MMIC non-PA TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.14 AESA total GaAs MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.15 AESA GaN PA MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.16 AESA GaN non-PA MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.17 AESA total GaN MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.18 AESA SiGe non-PA TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.19 EW GaAs PA MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.20 EW GaAs non-PA MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.21 EW total GaAs MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.22 EW GaN PA MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.23 EW GaN non-PA MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.24 EW total GaN MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.25 EW SiGe non-PA MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.26 Global TAMs for MMICs into EW (US$M)
Figure 2.27 Total TAMs for GaAs PA MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.28 Total TAMs for GaAs non-PA MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.29 Total TAMs for GaAs MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.30 Total TAMs for GaN PA MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.31 Total TAMs for GaN non-PA MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.32 Total TAMs for GaN MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.33 Total TAMs for InP-based MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.34 Total TAMs for SiGe MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.35 Total TAMs for all Types of CS MMICs into ISM by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.36 Total Global TAMs for all Types of CS MMICs into ISM (US$M)
Figure 2.37 MW Radio GaAs MMIC PA TAMs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.38 MW Radio GaAs MMIC non-PA TAMs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.39 MW Radio Total GaAs MMIC TAMs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.40 MW Radio Global GaAs MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.41 MW Radio GaN MMIC PA TAMs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.42 MW Radio GaN non-PA MMIC TAMs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.43 MW Radio total GaN MMIC TAMs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.44 MW Radio Global GaN MMIC TAMs (US$M)
Figure 2.45 Ku-band GaAs MMIC PA TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.46 Ku-band GaAs MMIC non-PA TAMs into VSATs by Region US$M)
Figure 2.47 Ku-band Total GaAs MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.48 Ku-band GaN MMIC PA TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.49 Ku-band GaN MMIC non-PA TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.50 Ku-band Total GaN MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.51 Ku-band SiGe MMIC non-PA TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.52 Ku-band Global TAMs for CS MMICs into VSATs (US$M)
Figure 2.53 Ka-band GaAs PA MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.54 Ka-band GaAs non-PA MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.55 Ka-band all GaAs MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.56 Ka-band Overall GaAs MMIC TAMs into VSATs (US$M)
Figure 2.57 Ka-band GaN PA MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.58 Ka-band GaN non-PA MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.59 Ka-band all GaN PA MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.60 Ka-band Overall GaN MMIC TAMs into VSATs (US$M)
Figure 2.61 Ka-band SiGe non-PA MMIC TAMs into VSATs by Region (US$M)
Figure 2.62 Ka-band all CS MMICs - TAMs into VSATs (US$M)
List of Tables
Table 1-1 Types of Semiconductor Materials Utilized by the Identified Players
Table 1-2 Main Applications for the MMICs Available from the Identified Players
Table 1-3 MMIC Players: IDMs, Fabless Operations & HQ Country
Table 1-4 Bare Die and Packaged MMICs – Examples of Offerings
Table 1-5 Worldwide Sales Outlets for the MMICs Players

The CS MMICs Report

Compound semiconductor substrates are maintaining their importance for the fabrication of various types of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs).

Although silicon technology (notably CMOS) is steadily advancing into some of the territory previously occupied by compound semiconductors there are many microwave systems for which the required performance levels can only be met by compound semiconductor MMICs. Engalco’s CS MMICs update report provides market data on microwave (0.5 to 30 GHz) MMICs fabricated using GaAs, GaN, InP, InGaP and SiGe into the following systems applications: defense (AESAs, EW); industrial, scientific and medical (ISM); Ka-band VSATs, Ku-band VSATs and microwave radio. Power amplifier MMICs and “non-power” MMICs are considered separately for all the market segments researched. Annual total market data are indicated for base year 2014 and for each forecast year to 2020. Geographic regions covered are Europe, North America and “rest of the world”. According to Terry Edwards, Senior Analyst and Executive Director at Engalco, total global markets were about $730M in 2014 increasing to $851M in 2020. Markets for GaAs-based MMICs remain strong, albeit increasingly impacted by competition from GaN mainly on the power amplifier side and SiGe BiCMOS for signal processing – notably for medium-to-high market volumes. The markets for most types of CS MMICs are well entrenched in AESAs, SATCOM (VSATs) and microwave radios. Most markets grow at least moderately, although the market for MMICs into microwave radios declines somewhat owing to the increasing impact of fiber optics for cellular network backhaul – to the detriment of microwave in this particular application.

A total of 50 players are identified and briefly profiled. Prominent amongst these: Analog devices (acquired Hittite Microwave in 2014), Custom MMIC, MACOM, METDA, Qorvo (RFMD/TriQuint merger), TowerJazz and UMS. These players serve major portions of the total markets. Leading firms are listed as “top 5” or top 10” appropriately.


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