Any electromagnetic wave frequency that comes under the range between ~3 kHz and 300 GHz is known as radio frequency. These frequencies are usually used for communications or radar signals. The fundamental components needed by any communication device for its proper functioning are radio frequency components. In consumer electronics devices, the major components used in the RF front communications mainly include receivers or transmitters, antenna switches, power amplifiers, duplexers, filters, and demodulators. Owing to the advancements in the universal mobile telecommunication network (3G and 4G), the market has witnessed high demand for tuners and switches for offering explicit functionality to other radio frequency devices such as demodulators, power amplifiers, and others.
The global radio frequency components market is segmented on the basis of components, modules, applications, and geography. On the basis of its components, the global market is segmented as RF filters (RX/TX FILTERS), duplexers, power amplifiers, antenna switches, and demodulators. Based the applications, the radio frequency components market is segmented into cellular phones, tablets and notebooks, SMART TVs, and STB (set top box). Further on the basis of modules, the global market is segmented as TX module, RX module, antenna switch module, duplexer + PA module, multi duplexer module, and RX + duplexer module.
Rising government regulations concerning the use of radio frequency components particularly in consumer electronics is expected to drive the market growth. Further, the trend of emerging technologies including 4G is anticipated to increase demand for these components in future. Increasing use of wireless communication in various applications such as military and healthcare is also expected to foster the demand. Technological advancements along with development in materials used for manufacturing radio frequency components such as silicon germanium and gallium arsenide is also expected to drive market growth. Development of wireless infrastructure along with mounting data across mobile and fixed broadband networks may favorably impact the market over the forecast period.
The radio frequency components market is segmented on the basis of geography into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and rest of world (ROW). North America is anticipated to be the leading player in the global radio frequency components market mainly owing to early technology adopters and well-established telecommunication sector in this region. Further, Asia Pacific is expected to witness considerable growth in the near future owing to increasing consumer disposable income, which in turn results in increasing adoption of consumer electronic products with connectivity features.
Some of the leading players in the radio frequency components market include Triquint Semiconductors, Murata Manufacturing, RDA Microelectronics, Skyworks Inc., RF Micro devices, and AVAGO Technologies. Other key players in the market include ANADIGICS Inc., Vectron International, Tektronix, Inc., Epson Toyocom, WIN Semiconductors Corp., and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
Radio Frequency Components Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa