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Global Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Market 2017-2021

Global Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Market 2017-2021

About Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC)

RFICs are the elementary units for components that enable long-range connectivities such as LTE networks and short-range connectivities such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in the computing devices. RFICs are predominantly used in devices that perform functions, including amplification, frequency conversion, and signal filtering. RFIC has become one of the most integral components in the wireless infrastructure, owing to its high reliability and operating frequencies. RFICs are used in manufacturing components such as power amplifiers, transceivers, Wi-Fi chips, Bluetooth chips, NFC, and others. With growing demand for wireless infrastructure, RFICs have also witnessed huge demand. Because of the increasing demand from smartphone and tablet manufacturers, transceivers and power amplifiers are the major revenue contributing products in the market. The rising penetration of LTE networks worldwide is compelling the device manufacturers to integrate more number of RFICs, which is expected to fuel the market during the forecast period.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) market to grow at a CAGR of 11.89% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price (ASP) of the product.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) 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 the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Qualcomm
  • Broadcom (Avago Technologies)
  • Qorvo
  • Skyworks Solutions
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Renesas Electronics
Market driver
  • Deployment of next-generation LTE wireless networks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Signal loss due to growing design complexities
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing popularity of RF SOI
  • 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 the key vendors in this market space?


Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) market: Infineon Technologies, Qualcomm, Broadcom (Avago Technologies), Qorvo, Skyworks Solutions, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, and Renesas Electronics

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Growing popularity of RF SOI. SOI technology uses a layered silicon–insulator–silicon substrate instead of conventional silicon substrates in semiconductor manufacturing. This helps improve the performance of microelectronics by reducing parasitic device capacitance. SOI-based devices are different from conventional silicon-built devices, where the silicon junction is above an electrical insulator, generally silicon dioxide or sapphire. These types of devices are called silicon on sapphire (SOS). The choice of insulator largely depends on an intended application where sapphire is used for high-performance RF and radiation-sensitive applications and silicon dioxide is used to create diminished short channel effects in microelectronics devices. The insulating layer and topmost silicon layer vary widely with application.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Deployment of next-generation LTE wireless networks. The burst in data consumption has resulted in the adoption of next-generation LTE networks such as 3G and 4G. The growing data consumption has resulted in the growth of commercial networks, making LTE the fastest developing mobile technology. Specific bands have been designated for LTE, but they vary from carrier to carrier.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Signal loss due to growing design complexities. The increase in design complexities such as slimmer version, use of metallic case, and larger displays in smartphones resulted in the degradation of radio performance. The efficiency of RF transmission is calculated by the power transmitted by the antenna divided by the power consumed by the power amplifier to generate transmission. A huge amount of signal strength is lost between the antenna and other receivers in the smartphone. As a result, the power amplifier needs to deliver more power to transmit the signal from the antenna, which reduces the radio efficiency up to 75%.

Companies Mentioned

Infineon Technologies, Qualcomm, Broadcom (Avago Technologies), Qorvo, Skyworks Solutions, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, and Renesas Electronics

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Comparison of various semiconductor materials
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Global IC market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global RFIC market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Global connected devices market by product revenue 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2016
    • Table Five forces analysis 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by product
      • Table Product - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by product
      • Table Comparison by product
    • Transceivers - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Transceivers - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Transceivers - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Power amplifiers - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Power amplifiers - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Power amplifiers - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Wi-Fi - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Wi-Fi - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Wi-Fi - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Bluetooth - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Bluetooth - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Bluetooth - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by product
      • Table Market opportunity by product
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation by end-user
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top three countries in APAC
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top two countries in Americas
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top two countries in EMEA
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity by geography
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table LTE networks over the years
      • Table Global digital content 2016: A snapshot
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing popularity of IoT
    • Growing popularity of RF SOI
    • Development of smart cities
    • Growing remote control technologies
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors
      • Table Avago Technologies: Products and applications
      • Table Avago Technologies: Products and applications
      • Table Avago Technologies: Products and applications
      • Table Avago Technologies: Products and applications
      • Table NXP Semiconductors: Business units and applications
      • Table Recent developments
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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