Global Radio Frequency Front-end Module Market 2016-2020
About RF Front-End Module
The circuitry between an antenna and a digital baseband system is called an RF front-end module. The receiver end includes filters, low-noise amplifiers, and down-conversion mixers to convert the modulated signals received by the antenna into signals suitable for input to baseband analog-to-digital (ADC). The RF front-end is often called baseband integrated circuit (IC) or analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global radio frequency (RF) front-end module market to grow at a CAGR of 13.58% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global radio frequency (RF) front-end module market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the RF front-end modules.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Radio Frequency (RF) Front-End Module Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global radio frequency (RF) front-end module market: Avago Technologies, Qorvo, TDK, and Skyworks Solutions
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Akoustis Technologies, ams, ANADIGICIS, MACOM, and Murata Manufacturing
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said that development of next generation wireless networks is one of the trends spurring growth for the market. The growing popularity of mobile communication devices is resulting in an increase in network traffic. This is leading to the increased deployment of next-generation wireless networks, such as 3G, 4G, and 5G, worldwide. These technologies offer wireless connection similar to home broadband connections. This, in turn, increases the number of users accessing the Internet from anywhere, at any time.
According to the report, increasing data traffic is a key driver aiding to the growth of this market. Financial services are one of the most data-intensive industries. Global mobile data traffic increased by 74% in 2015. Global mobile traffic data had an average of 3.7 exabytes per month in 2015 while it was 2.1 exabytes per month in 2014. Fifty-five percent of the mobile traffic data was from mobile video traffic. 4G data traffic was higher when compared to 3G data traffic in 2015. Though only 14% of the connections were 4G, they accounted for 47% of the total data traffic in 2015. 3G had 34% connections and accounted for 43% of the total traffic in 2015.
Further, the report states that increasing RF complexity is challenge the market is facing. An increase in the number of frequency bands, modulation schemes, carrier aggregation, and power amplifier modes to support the growing mobile data traffic is resulting in high RF front-end complexity. With the increase in RF front-end complexity, designers and engineers are continuously developing new methodologies and techniques to develop complex multi-chip modules that provide incremental improvements. However, the existing RF front-end technology has only a limited number of OEMs that have the ability to develop a single reference design that will work in all regions.
Avago Technologies, Qorvo, TDK, Skyworks Solutions, Akoustis Technologies, ams, ANADIGICIS, MACOM, Murata Manufacturing