RF&WirelessRF & Wireless

RF and Wireless

Power Amp & RF Front-end Share and Outlook: Skyworks & Qualcomm Make Gains

Report Summary:

Supply chain issues, 5G demand, new higher-performance filters, and the ascendancy of China all shaped a strong year for RF front end sales in 2020, with Qualcomm and Skyworks making the most significant gains in market share.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary4
2. RF Front-End Components7
 2.1 Overall RF Front-End Component Market7
  2.1.1 RF Front-End Forecast9
  2.1.2 The Trade War with China11
  2.1.3 Suppliers in Mainland China12
  2.1.4 Chipset Suppliers and Complete Solutions12
  2.1.5 Vertically Integrated OEMs13
 2.2 RF Front-end Market15
  2.2.1 Importance of Smartphones15
  2.2.2 Growing Penetration of 5G16
  2.2.3 RF Front-end Suppliers & Share18
 2.3 PA Market Share26
 2.4 FEM Share34
 2.5 LNA Share36
 2.6 Switch Share37
 2.7 Filter Share41
  2.7.1 Trends in Acoustic Filters44
  2.7.2 Future Filter Technologies51
 2.8 Drain Modulator Share53
 2.9 Millimeter Wave Module Share55
3. Estimates Used in Charts56
4. Methodology58
5. Definitions (Terminology)59
6. Analyst Contacts67
 6.1 Other Contacts:67

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