Skyworks Widens Lead Again in Power Amplifier Market
Complete Front-end Platform Solutions Helping Top PA Suppliers
Boston, MA - November 7, 2012, Skyworks Solutions increased its share of the market for RF power amplifiers (PAs) used in cellular terminals in 2011 and the first half of 2012, increasing its lead on second-ranked RFMD and most other suppliers. The Strategy Analytics report, "Cellular PA and RF Front-End Module Market Share: 2011 and 1H 2012," outlines unit shipments, PA revenue and developments over the past 18 months for the top ten suppliers of cellular PAs, also breaking out estimated shipments by air interface.
Christopher Taylor, Director of the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components market research service noted that, "The PA market has shifted toward multimode, multiband PAs and complete, front-end platform solutions aligned with the leading chipsets. This has favored Skyworks, RFMD, Avago, TriQuint and Murata, and has made competing more difficult for PA suppliers that lack filters, duplexers, RF switches and modules that combine these with PAs."
Eric Higham, Director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Conductor market research service added that, "For the first time, we are now seeing CMOS PAs for W-CDMA register in the market share rankings, and a more realistic assessment by CMOS suppliers on how to compete with GaAs."
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