Courtesy of Custom MMIC
According to the new market research report Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Market by Frequency (<6 GHz, 6-60 GHz, and >60 GHz), Material (Silicon, Silicon Germanium, Gallium Arsenide), Vertical (Consumer, Telecom, Military, Industrial, Automotive and Medical), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023″, published by Markets and Markets (TM), the market is expected to grow from USD 1.17 Billion in 2016 to USD 3.00 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.8% between 2017 and 2023.
According to the report: “The major factors driving the growth of this market include the huge demand from the smartphone market, growing bandwidth demand, and increasing usage of long-term evolution (LTE) technology. The consumer electronics vertical is expected to hold the largest share between 2017 and 2023. The growth is attributed to the growing adoption of consumer electronics devices such as wearable devices; smartphones, tablets, and laptops; portable navigation devices; portable media players; digital cameras; and gaming consoles; as well as increasing number of e-readers. The LNA market for silicon germanium is expected to grow at the highest CAGR…
Asia Pacific (APAC) held the largest share of the market in 2016 and is expected to dominate the LNA market with the largest share between 2017 and 2023. The growth in the region is attributed to significantly high rate of adoption of smartphones; dramatic shift toward higher speed mobile technologies from 3G to 4G; higher increasing range of mobile services consumed, including video, social media, e-commerce, and financial services; and high military expenditures by countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea.
The major players of the LNA market are NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Analog Devices, Inc. (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), L3 Narda-MITEQ (US), Qorvo, Inc. (US), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (US), ON Semiconductor Corp. (US), Panasonic Corp. (Japan), Texas Instruments, Inc. (US), and Teledyne Microwave Solutions (US). The key innovators of the market are Custom MMIC (US), MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (US), SAGE Millimeter, Inc. (US), WanTcom Inc. (US), and DBWave Technologies Co., Ltd. (China). “
The report goes on to suggest that SiGe LNAs deliver better performance “in the low-power, high-frequency applications than those based on other materials such as silicon and gallium arsenide…” And that “Silicon germanium LNAs provide better linear performance and enhanced power efficiency.” To which we would argue that the latest in GaN and GaAs devices in our portfolio of LNAs might prove otherwise.
Please note: Custom MMIC is a privately held corporation.