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Global Audio Driver IC Market 2017-2021

Global Audio Driver IC Market 2017-2021

About Audio Driver IC

An audio driver IC is an electronic component that strengthens low power or inaudible electronic audio signals to a level that is strong enough for powering loudspeakers or headphones. It is the final modulation stage of any typical audio signal before it is sent to loudspeakers and speaker enclosures. An audio driver IC is an electronic component that strengthens low-power or inaudible electronic audio signals to a level that is strong enough for powering loudspeakers or headphones. It is the final modulation stage of any typical audio signal before it is sent to loudspeakers and speaker enclosures. Audio ICs have wide applications in sectors the healthcare, industrial, automotive, telecommunication, and consumer electronics sectors. The audio ICs are of different type, including type A, B, AB, D, G, and H.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global audio driver IC market to grow at a CAGR of 16.57% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global audio driver IC market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of class D audio driver ICs.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Audio Driver IC Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • Analog Devices
  • Infineon Technologies
Other prominent vendors
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • ON Semiconductor
  • ROHM Semiconductor
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Silicon Laboratories
  • Microsemi
  • Monolithic Power Systems
  • ICEpower
  • Intersil
Market driver
  • Rise in healthcare awareness and increase in penetration of hearing aids.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Life cycle issues due to evolving technology.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Miniaturization of heavy-output consumer electronic equipment.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors??
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors??


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Audio Driver IC Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global audio driver IC market: STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, and Infineon technologies.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, ROHM Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic, Silicon Laboratories, Microsemi, Monolithic Power Systems, ICEpower, and Intersil.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is miniaturization of heavy-output consumer electronic equipment. Consumer electronic devices such as laptops, speakers, active woofers, and home theater systems are always subjected to various developments and changes. In most of these devices, the sound input system is an important component. Technological advances have resulted in the need for complex and sophisticated input sound systems. The requirement of space and the pricing of components are important criteria for the purchase of consumer electronics. The requirement for space and the need for advanced sound-input systems have led to the development of class D audio amplifiers. The miniaturization of consumer electronic products such as subwoofers, active speakers, and external sound cases have led to their increased adoption. Class D drivers are used in these electronic devices. The integration of these drivers into electronic devices is easy because they are very small.”

According to the report, one driver in market is penetration of the telecommunication market. With smartphone and Bluetooth device markets growing significantly, manufacturers of mobile products such as smartphones, multimedia mobile handsets, and earphones are witnessing a demand for versatile, high-quality audio services, including high-output speakerphone options and simultaneous speakerphone/headphone operation. These features are necessary to deliver a wide range of music and entertainment-oriented services to customers. To achieve this, mobile multimedia devices require more traditional linear audio drivers. As the efficiency of class AB drivers is less compared with 20%-25% in mobile handsets, a small increase in output power comes at the cost of a significant increase in power consumption. Hence, mobile consumers must accept either a shorter battery life or a large and heavier battery, but certainly not both. Class D drivers offer the best solution to this challenge by achieving higher efficiencies compared with class AB or any other drivers.

Further, the report states that one challenge in market is procurement of customized raw materials. Procuring raw materials from suppliers is one of the major challenges for audio driver IC manufacturers. Components such as inductors and MOSFETs, which are used in making class D drivers, are specific and customized and are not easily accessible. Therefore, OEMs take time to accumulate these unique and specific components. This has led companies such as Infineon Technologies and Texas Instruments to manufacture specific and specialized components by themselves. For instance, MOSFETs such as IRF540N or IRFB41N15D are manufactured by Infineon Technologies, and T106-2 Toroid Iron Power Coated is produced by Texas Instruments. The equipment depends on specific components with variations in the voltage, pressure, and heat. Hence, it is difficult to procure these materials from external suppliers, especially in a limited amount of time.

Companies Mentioned

STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Infineon technologies, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, ROHM Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic, Silicon Laboratories, Microsemi, Monolithic Power Systems, ICEpower, and Intersil.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global audio driver IC market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global audio driver IC market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global audio driver IC market by application
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by application
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by application 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by application 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Global audio driver IC market by consumer electronics industry
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by consumer electronics industry 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global audio driver IC market by telecommunication industry
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by telecommunication industry 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global audio driver IC market by automotive industry
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by automotive industry 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global audio driver IC market by others
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by others 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Global audio driver IC market by product type
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by product type 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by product type 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Mono channel
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by mono channel drivers 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • 2-channel
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by 2-channel drivers 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • 4-channel
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by 4-channel drivers 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • 6-channel
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by 6-channel drivers 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global audio driver IC market by geography
      • Table Global audio driver IC market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Audio driver IC market in APAC
      • Table Audio driver IC market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Audio driver IC market in EMEA
      • Table Audio driver IC market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Audio driver IC market in Americas
      • Table Audio driver IC market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • Table Audio driver IC market in China 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Audio driver IC market in US 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Audio driver IC market in Japan 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Audio driver IC market in Germany 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Global gaming consoles market: Sales 2011-2016 (millions of units)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Market share analysis
    • STMicroelectronics
      • Table Class D audio power drivers: Product models
    • Texas Instruments
      • Table Texas Instruments: Innovations
      • Table Class D audio power drivers: Product models
    • Infineon Technologies
      • Table Class D audio power drivers: Product models
    • Analog Devices
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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