RF GaN Market Nearing $750 Million

Revenue for RF GaN devices increased by slightly more than 23 percent in 2016, and demand is expected to grow, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. Growth in defense applications, particularly radar, communications and EW, will offset flat revenue from the wireless infrastructure segment.

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Carrier Aggregation smartphones ramp up with LTE-A

The number of operators offering LTE-A with carrier aggregation will continue to increase rapidly, with faster data rates the norm, as outlined in the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components report, “Carrier Aggregation: Status of Devices, Operators and Bands.” The report lists devices, chipsets and operators supporting the technology with a forecast of CA-enabled device shipments, and provides a comprehensive list and analysis of band combinations approved and under consideration.

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Global handset shipments reach 1.6 billion units in 2011

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global handset shipments grew 11 percent annually to reach 445 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Apple was the star performer, capturing a record 8 percent market share worldwide during the quarter. Full-year handset shipments reached 1.6 billion units globally in 2011, with annual growth of 14 percent.
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Microelectronic Companies Continue to Diversify Offerings

To satisfy new market opportunities, microelectronic companies continue to develop new products and processes, with some companies deciding acquisition provides the best path to these new opportunities. The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) viewpoint, “Compound Semiconductor Industry Review May 2011: Microelectronics,” captures product, technology, contract...
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