The Power Amplifier Market was valued at USD 23.219 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 37.881 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period 2020 - 2025. Wireless communications have been exploding in the last few years, and their growth is expected to follow similar in the near future. While the market demand is for higher throughput and lower power consumption, the designers of wireless transmitters have to cope with even more stringent demands on system bandwidth, linearity, and versatility. The power ampliﬁer (PA) is a crucial element of the transmitter since it greatly affects both power efﬁciency and linearity. These amplifiers draw power from the source of supply and control the output signal with a larger amplitude. Power amplifiers are an update to the traditional amplifiers and are used in consumer electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, to meet the demand of harsh industrial environments, these amplifiers are designed to be extremely robust, often capable of strengthening the low-power signal.
- The expanding adoption of power semiconductors in smartphones and usage of 5G is one of the primary factor improving the demand. With the increment in the need for greater data rates and larger spectral efficiency, the requirement for high-speed mobile broadband internet is growing. This has driven to the implementation of LTE, which is further anticipated to boost the expansion of the Power Amplifier market. With the introduction of the Internet and its consequent migration to mobile platforms, the need for high data rates over increasingly crowded radio bands has prompted linearity standards to limits or extremes that are well beyond the abilities of any known PA technology.
- The class A amplifiers held the most extensive share in the global power amplifier industry in 2018, while the class D power amplifiers are supposed to be the fastest-growing during the forecast period. In terms of vertical, the consumer electronics vertical is forecasted to account for the bulk of the power amplifier industry during the forecast period. The growing trend of digitalization and progress in smart city projects in many countries across the world is also generating potential possibilities for the growth of the power amplifier semiconductor market. Moreover, progress in the usage of RF power devices in several lighting applications is also encouraging growth in the global power amplifier market.
Scope of the Report
The power amplifier (PA) is a pivotal element in transmitter systems, whose principal task is to enhance the power level of signals at its input up to a predefined level. PA’s features are largely associated with the absolute output power levels obtainable, followed to the greatest efficiency and linearity performances.
Key Market Trends
Consumer Electronics Sector to Offer Potential Growth Opportunities
- Increasing adoption of consumer electronics is witnessed globally, especially in smartphones, tablets, smartwatch, smart television, and smart homes devices is anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period. For instance, According to IBEF, 2019, Indian appliance and consumer electronics (ACE) market reached Rs 2.05 trillion (USD 31.48 billion) in 2017, India is one of the largest growing electronics markets in the world and is expected to grow at 41% CAGR between 2017-20 to reach USD 400 billion.
- Consumer Electronics being a major application industry of power amplifiers, would, henceforth, drive the global Power Amplifiers market. Additionally, proliferating penetration of 4G technology and the development of the next-generation wireless network, such as 5G, would also drive the demand and growth of power amplifiers market. Moreover, as 4G trends and new smartphones become more common, users will demand more features with faster service. Features like a large touchscreen, a powerful processor, a high powered operating system, live TV feeds, GPS navigation and dual-mode 4G/5G service may be standard in the near future.
- Technological evolution in the field of wireless communication and developments in materials used for manufacturing RF components, such as Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) and Silicon Germanium (SiGe), is also expected to augment market growth. Moreover, the development of innovative RF technologies offer products with a dynamic power range, higher frequencies, and lower noise parameters, enabling the design of next-generation electronic components.
Asia-Pacific is Expected to Occupy a Significant Share in Power Amplifier Market
- Increasing penetration of smartphones and related devices coupled with the expansion of 5G cellular networks is anticipated to promote the growth of the power amplifier market in the Asia Pacific region. Incessant rise of consumers of the electronic sector in developing countries has further attributed to the growth of this market.
- The power amplifier market in the Asia Pacific is catalyzed by advancements in semiconductor industry coupled with rising demand for energy-efficient products. With IoT and next-gen wireless network taking over the technological world, the power amplifier market is expected to witness a rampant growth in the near future.
- Presence of prominent semiconductor industry in emerging economies of the Asia Pacific such as China, Japan, and India is likely to bode well with the growth of power amplifier market. Further, increasing investment into the development of technologically advanced RF power amplifier has been envisaged to create lucrative dimensions for manufacturers across the Asia Pacific.
- Increasing production of electric vehicles in Asia-Pacific is expected to drive the demand for GaN, which in turn, may boost the market for RF power in the region. China is the largest maker of electric vehicles. In 2018, it sold 28,081,000, including buses and commercial vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
- China remains at the forefront of the market, projected to have a high growth rate over the forecast period. India and ASEAN countries are further likely to contribute to the growth of Asia Pacific power amplifier market.
The Power Amplifier market is moderately competitive and consists of various major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. The presence of dominant players has further strengthened its capability to develop highly established products, with the ability to transform the industrial application of technology. With the increasing importance on performance and rising levels of competition in the industry, the market is poised to witness strong growth over and beyond the forecast period.
- August 2019 - Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., expanded its production capabilities at its existing location in Ohda-shi, Shimane Prefecture. The installation of additional assembly equipment and construction of the new manufacturing building will boost production capacity of multilayer ceramic capacitors, enabling Murata to meet growing demand in the medium and long term spurred by the increasing functionality of electronic devices and expanded use of electronics in automobiles.
- June 2019 - NXP Semiconductors NV unveiled one of the industry’s most integrated portfolio of RF solutions for 5G cellular infrastructure, industrial and commercial markets. Building on its strong legacy, disruptive R&D, world-class manufacturing and global presence, NXP’s comprehensive suite of solutions exceed today’s 5G RF power amplification demands for base stations from MIMO to massive MIMO based active antenna systems for cellular and Millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum bands.
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