Almost every electronic device, which is manufactured today, has some form of data connection or the other. The connection is either through Bluetooth, or NFC or through WiFi. In this day and age, it is absolutely essential that the components that are required to provide this level of connectivity for the consumer electronic devices. RF components
form the basic building blocks for providing this connectivity. Through different combinations of these components, different levels of connectivity can be enabled for these devices. The demand for these devices will increase considerably in the coming years in line with the demand for Internet of Things. Through the Internet of Things era, all devices will be able to communicate with each other as well as with a central system in a particular facility. For example, the set-top-box in a house will be able to communicate with a smart thermostat which will be able to detect if anyone is in the room or not. If anyone is not present in the room, the thermostat will send a signal to the set-top-box, which will then power down. These components also help in energy conservation as through continuous communication, the various devices can correspondingly power on or off.
The vendors present in the market have been experimenting with different technologies in the manufacturing of these components to allow them to be integrated easily with many more devices. Furthermore, these very same companies are also experimenting with different materials, which can be used in RF components, which would help in the efficiency of these devices.
The APAC region accounted for the highest contribution of RF components
as the integration of the components take place in the manufacturing facilities in the region. The APAC region will continue to be the highest contributor to the RF components market till the end of the forecast period because of the concentration of consumer electronics manufacturing and assembly in the region. The Radio frequency components Market can be segmented as
Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the Radio frequency components market.
- on the basis of components
- Antenna Switches, Filters, Power Amplifiers, Demodulators
- In terms of application
- Mobile phones, Tablets, Set-top-boxes, GPS devices and Televisions
- In terms of materials
- Silicon, Gallium Arsenide, Silicon Germanium, Gallium Nitride and Indium Phosphide
- By Geography
- North America, South America, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Avago Technologies
- Freescale Semiconductor
- Murata Manufacturing.