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Envelope Tracking and Carrier Aggregation Spark Sweeping Changes in the $9 Billion RF Front End Market

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Experts released a 200-page market study today, reporting on the latest trends in RF semiconductor technology for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and machine-to-machine modems.  With 155 charts, block diagrams, and exhibits, this market study is the most comprehensive view of the RF front end market in the industry.  The Table of Contents alone spans 19 pages.

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Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts explained, "We've interviewed more than 50 companies to gather data for this study.  Several companies privately share specific data with us, so that our view of the market is more accurate in every release."

The  market study includes analysis on every aspect of the RF front end, including:

  • Power Amplifiers (PA)
  • Envelope Tracking (ET)
  • Multimode Multiband Power Amplifiers (MMMB PA or MMPA);
  • CMOS Power Amplifiers (CMOS PA)
  • Filters and Duplexers
  • Diplexers, Triplexers, and Multiplexers
  • Switches
  • Tuning Elements (BST, MEMS, and DTC)
  • Antennas
  • MIPI/CMOS Controllers
  • Front End Modules, including:
    • PA/Duplexers (PAD)
    • Antenna Switch Modules (ASM)
    • Transmit Modules (TxM)
    • Filter/Switch Modules (FEMiD, MDM, RxM, Switched Filter Bank)
    • Complete Front Ends (CFE or "All-in-One" modules)

"In each case, we have considered shipment and pricing trends, to fully understand the movement in the market," explained Mr. Madden.   "Our analysis breaks the market down, with clear analysis of every function in the RF chain and insight into the competitive forces for every component.   Two years ago, we accurately predicted the rate of growth in the filter market and the integration of key components.  We're seeing strong trends toward integration, with rapid growth in filter, switch, and tuning content and big changes in the PA market, with new players fighting over a flat market."

The Mobile Experts market analysis includes more than 155 charts and block diagrams, including:

  • Shipment data for each type of component and each technology variation
  • Pricing data to illustrate the pricing distinctions between discrete components and Front End Modules (FEMs)
  • Revenue data for multiple technology variations and integration combinations
  • Block diagrams of several types of smartphones, tablets, and other modems
  • Analysis of MIMO and Carrier Aggregation to illustrate their impact on the RF front end market
  • Market Share analysis for each technology segment and for the overall RF Front End market
  • Insightful analysis on architecture alternatives, ranging from single-SKU smartphones to low-cost feature phone architectures
  • Future-looking predictions for tunable filters, CMOS PA adoption, closed-loop tuning, and several other RFFE innovations
  • Profiles on 60 different companies that impact the RF front end market

Companies profiled in this report include:

ACCO Semiconductor                                                                       

Amalfi Semiconductor/RFMD                                                              





Avago Technologies                                                                        

Black Sand Technologies                                                                   

Cavendish Kinetics                                                                          


EMW Antenna Co., LTD                                                                     






Global Foundries




IO Semiconductor                                                                           

Javelin Semiconductor/Avago                                                             


Laird Technologies                                                                          



Motorola Mobility                                                                          

Murata Manufacturing Company



ON Semiconductor


Peregrine Semiconductor                                                                  

Pulse Electronics                                                                            


Quantance, Inc.                                                                             

R2 Semiconductor                                                                          

RDA Microelectronics                                                                       

Renesas (Murata)



Research in Motion (Blackberry)                                                           

Resonant Wireless




Sony Semiconductor                                                                        

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.                                                                    


Tai-SAW Technology                                                                        

Taiyo Yuden Company Ltd.                                                                 


Texas Instruments


TriQuint Semiconductor                                                                    


WIN Semiconductor                                                                        




About Mobile Experts LLC:

Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets.  Our analysts are true experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 20 years of experience or more.  Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation.  Recent publications focus on Small Cells, Semiconductors for Small Cells, Macro Base Station Transceivers, Semiconductors for RRH,  Active Antenna Systems, Backhaul for Small Cells, DAS, Cloud RAN, and Carrier Wi-Fi.

Rachel Lorraine
Mobile Experts LLC
+1 (408) 540-7284

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