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Market Snapshot

RF power amplifiers continue to be a critical component in radio communications that transmit high-frequency signals. They are a core part of all base stations in cellular and mobile wireless infrastructure. The significant technological application of the product also points out towards the tremendous market opportunity it holds. In 2017, the global market for RF power amplifier surpassed a valuation of USD 11 Bn, and the figure is likely to grow more than twofold by the year 2023, exhibiting an impressive compound annual growth rate. Also, the rapid expansion of cellular networks across the globe has provided an impetus to the demand for RF power amplifiers. Countries such as China, India, Mexico, Brazil and some of the GCC and ASEAN members are likely to present significant market opportunities during the review period owing to the massive investments that are being made to improve the network infrastructure in these countries. Growing importance of power efficiency and IoT boom are some of the other factors expected to support the growth of the RF Power Amplifier Market in the years to come.


The global RF power amplifier market is segmented on the basis of frequency, raw material, packaging type, application, and region. By frequency, the market is segmented into <10GHz, 10-20 GHz, 20-30 GHz, 30-60 GHz, and 60+GHz. The 30-60 GHz accounts for the largest segment and is expected to grow the fastest, achieving a CAGR of 17.62% during the forecast period. The segment’s leading position is driven by 30-60GHz amplifier applications in linear and saturated applications such as network infrastructure, radar, test & measurement, and communication systems.

By raw material, the market is segmented into silicon, gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, silicon germanium, and others. The silicon segment leads the market is expected to achieve the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The segments leading position is due to silicon’s wide use as a semiconductor material and its popularity for its properties and low cost.

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By packaging type, the market is segmented into surface amounts, die, standalone/rack mount, and others. Surface mount accounts for the most significant segment and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the assessment period due to cost reduction benefits the technology offers.

By application, the market is segmented into consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, medical, and others. Consumer electronics dominate the market with the majority share and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 17.64 % during the forecast period. The rising adoption of personal consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wearable devices has stressed increased demand for RF power amplifiers.

Key Players:

The prominent players in RF power amplifier market are – Qualcomm (U.S.), Analog Devices  (U.S.), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (U.S.), Broadcom Limited (Singapore), ANADIGICS, Inc. (U.S.), Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Toshiba Corporation (Japan) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan) among others.

Regional Analysis:

The Asia-Pacific, led by China, is the most significant region in the global RF power amplifier market. The concentration of emerging economies who are placing increasing demands for RF power amplifiers to meet growing needs is expected to drive the market during the assessment period. The developing infrastructure, the presence of a large population with increased demands and purchases of consumer electronics and the presence of several market-leading players, are responsible for the region’s leading position. The Asia Pacific is expected to achieve a CAGR of 18.58% during the review period.

Meanwhile, North America is the second largest region in the global market due to the rapid adoption of the latest in technology and the growing need for power efficiency to meet the high use of cellular networks in the region.

Intended Audience

  • Technology Investors
  • Research/Consultancy Firms
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • OEM technology solution providers
  • Amplifiers Manufacturers
  • Amplifiers Suppliers
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Consumers

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1 Executive Summary

2 Market Introduction

2.1 Definition 15

2.2 Scope Of The Study 15

2.3 List Of Assumptions 16

2.4 Market Structure 16

3 Market Insights

4 Research Methodology

4.1 Research Process 23

4.2 Primary Research 24

4.3 Secondary Research 24

4.4 Market Size Estimation 25

4.5 Forecast Model 25

5 Market Dynamics

5.1 Introduction 27

5.2 Drivers 28

5.2.1 Increasing Demand From Cellular Networks

5.2.2 Increasing Adoption Of IoT 28

5.2.3 Drivers Impact Analysis 29

5.3 Restraints 29

5.3.1 High Operating Costs 29

5.3.2 Dynamic Nature Of Semiconductor Industry 29

5.3.3 Restraints Impact Analysis 30

5.4 Opportunities 30

5.4.1 Innovation In Linearization And Power Efficiency Of RF Power Amplifier 30


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