Market and Technology Trends

RF Front-End for Mobile 2023

By Yole Intelligence

In a lower-than-expected but still huge $19B RF front-end market in 2022, innovation, more than ever, is key to navigating this market.


Key Features

  • Smartphone production forecast (): breakdown by region, air standard, market segment
  • OEM market shares (Units)
  • RF front-end market forecast at board level ($M & Units): breakdown by air standard, component type (module/discrete) & function (PA module, FEM, Filter, Switch, LNA, Tuner, PMIC, AiP)
  • RF front-end market shares ($M): breakdown by component type/function
  • RF front-end market forecast at die level ($M & Units): breakdown by function (PA, LNA, Switch, Filter, Tuner) and technology (GaAs, RFSOI, SiGe Bi-CMOS, CMOS, SAW, BAW, …)
  • Wafer start forecast (kw per year): breakdown by technology and substrate type
  • Ecosystem and technology landscape
  • Market dynamics and use cases for mobile and 5G
  • Spectrum rollout status
  • RF front-end architecture analysis and technical evolution
  • Radio technology evolution, focus on 5G features and its impact on the RF front-end market
  • Semiconductor technology evolution for RF front-end components

What's new

  • Mid to long-term technology roadmap, including 5G advanced and 6G
  • Impact of Non-Terrestrial Network support
  • Bill of material ($, mm²) provided. Breakdown by air standard and segment

Product objectives

Wireless communication technologies in mobile devices are constantly evolving to provide end users with new capabilities, while OEMs are continuously seeking to shrink the RF front-end area.

This is posing technical challenges to the RF front-end community in the context where geopolitical tensions and macroeconomic fluctuations are adding uncertainties.


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