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MMICs into MM-wave Systems

Healthy Prospects for Millimeter-wave MMICs

Engalco-research has recently released a report on the markets for millimeter-wave MMICs. For the purposes of this report the millimeter-wave bands are defined as V-band (57-64 GHz), lower E-band (71-76 GHz) and upper E-band (81-86 GHz). For these three frequency bands market data are presented for both GaAs and SiGe-based MMICs. Details are also provided for the market applicable to SiGe-based MMICs into adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems (W-band, specifically 77-79 GHz).

Each class of MMIC includes all functional types. GaAs MMICs tend to be less complex and sophisticated than SiGe-based MMICs. Typical GaAs-based MMICs include: LNAs, mixers and RFPAs. SiGe-based MMICs are increasingly available as complete transceiver chip-sets. The transistor technology for GaAs MMICs is mainly pHEMT, whereas the transistor technology for SiGe MMICs is mainly BiCMOS. On the supply side a total of 24 players are identified, globally based.

For ACC the focus is entirely on SiGe-based 77 GHz radars. Market values remain healthy although with a slow decline over the forecast period (to year 2020). This decline is entirely due to unit price erosion.

Considering all frequency bands and both types of mm-wave MMICs (GaAs and SiGe) the market values for these types of products into mm-wave communications links increase more than eight-fold over the forecast period. By year 2020 the overall total market value (including ACC) exceeds $1.5B. For V-band GaAs MMICs the market in Europe always remains relatively small and decline slowly but steadily over the forecast period. Contrastingly the market in North America and the Rest of the World (RoW) remains relatively buoyant until the later years when SiGe MMIC market penetration becomes more aggressive. Over the lower E-band the market for GaAs-based MMICs holds up reasonably well until year 2018. After that year the market values for SiGe-based MMICs accelerate substantially. For the upper-E-band (81-86 GHz) the markets for GaAs MMICs hold up relatively well over the forecast period. The “threat” from SiGe-based MMICs increases although for this band the markets for SiGe-based MMICs remain much lower than those for GaAs MMICs.


Executive Summary
1. Some Vital Fundamental Aspects
1.1 V-band and E-band Definitions
1.2 MM-Wave MMIC Semiconductor Technologies
2. Industry Structure 2015
3 Methodology and Market Data Including Forecasts
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Market Data and Forecasts
3.2.1 ACC Systems
3.2.2 V-band Communications Systems
3.2.2.1 GaAs-MMICs into the V-Band
3.2.2.2 SiGe-MMICs into the V-Band
3.2.3 E-band Communications Systems
3.2.3.1 GaAs-MMICs into the Lower E-Band
3.2.3.2 SiGe-MMICs into the Lower E-Band
3.2.3.3 GaAs-MMICs into the Upper E-Band
3.2.3.4 SiGe-MMICs into the Upper E-Band
3.2.4 Aggregated TAMs for MMICs into Millimeter-wave Radio Application
3.2.5 Comparative Market Trends for GaAs and SiGe-based mm-wave MMICs
3.2.5.1 V-band (57-64 GHz)
3.2.5.2 Upper E-band (81-86 GHz)
3.2.5.3 Lower E-band (71-76 GHz)
3.2.6 Millimeter-wave Connected UAVs
Appendix Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Figures
Figure ES.1 Total Global TAMs for 77 GHz SiGe MMICs ($M)
Figure ES.2 TAMs for MM-wave MMICs (all types, all Comms bands) Grand Totals $M
Figure ES.3 Market (TAM, $M) Trends for GaAs & SiGe MMICs (Lower E-band)
Figure 1 Annual Unit Sales of New Cars (M)
Figure 2 Annual (Regional) Shipments of 77 GHz SiGe MMICs (M)
Figure 3 Total Global Shipments of 77 GHz SiGe MMICs (M)
Figure 4 Average Selling Price (ASP) Trend for 77 GHz SiGe MMICs ($)
Figure 5 Annual (Regional) TAMs for 77 GHz SiGe MMICs $M
Figure 6 Total Global TAMs for 77 GHz SiGe MMICs $M
Figure 7 TAMs for V-band GaAs MMICs Geographically Segmented $M
Figure 8 TAMs for V-band GaAs MMICs Grand Totals $M
Figure 9 TAMs for V-band SiGe MMICs Geographically Segmented $M
Figure 10 TAMs for V-band SiGe MMICs Grand Totals $M
Figure 11 TAMs for Lower E-band GaAs MMICs Geographically Segmented $M
Figure 12 TAMs for Lower E-band GaAs MMICs Grand Totals $M
Figure 13 TAMs for Lower E-band SiGe MMICs Geographically Segmented $M
Figure 14 TAMs for Lower E-band SiGe MMICs Grand Totals $M
Figure 15 TAMs for Upper E-band GaAs MMICs Geographically Segmented $M
Figure 16 TAMs for Upper E-band GaAs MMICs Grand Totals $M
Figure 17 TAMs for Upper E-band SiGe MMICs Geographically Segmented $M
Figure 18 TAMs for Upper E-band SiGe MMICs Grand Totals $M
Figure 19 TAMs for MM-wave MMICs (all types, all Comms bands) Geographically Segmented $M
Figure 20 TAMs for MM-wave MMICs (all types, all Comms bands) Grand Totals $M
Figure 21 Market (TAM, $M) Trends for GaAs & SiGe MMICs (Lower E-band)
List of Tables
Table 1 Companies Offering Millimeter-wave MMICs
Table 2 Cumulative average annual growth rates (CAGRs, %) for V-band GaAs MMICs
Table 3 Cumulative average annual growth rates (CAGRs, %) for V-band SiGe MMICs
Table 4 Cumulative average annual growth rates (CAGRs, %) for Lower E-band GaAs MMICs
Table 5 Cumulative average annual growth rates (CAGRs, %) for Lower E-band SiGe MMICs
Table 6 Cumulative average annual growth rates (CAGRs, %) for Upper E-band GaAs MMICs
Table 7 Cumulative average annual growth rates (CAGRs, %) for Upper E-band SiGe MMICs
Table 8 Cumulative average annual growth rates (CAGRs, %) for all Types of MM-wave MMICs into Millimeter-wave Radio Applications

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