Envelope tracking is a power management technology for RF based device that assists in improving energy efficiency, enhancing battery life and minimizing power consumption. Globally demand for envelope tracking chips is being driven by growing demand for high end smartphones and tablet PCs and rising growth rate in the wireless platform market. In addition, hefty investments in power management technologies will create greater opportunities for the envelope tracking chips market. However, high band width requirement and complex architecture for designing ET module are key challenges faced by market.
The global envelope tracking chips market has been analyzed with respect to different parameters such as demand, supply and end-users. ET chip market based on technology is classified into cellular communications, wireless communications and satellite communications. The market is further classified based on application, end-user and by geography.
Geographically, Asia Pacific dominated the global envelope tracking chips market, and is projected to growth with significant growth rates during the forecast period, owing to high internet penetration, and rising demand for the consumer electronics products in this region. Wireless Communication is projected to grow at the highest rate in the ET chips market, among other technologies, owing to demand for ET to reduce the infrastructure involved in the communication. Owing to the rise in utilization of technologies such as Zigbee for compact and light application devices, the ET chips incorporation is estimated to rise. Among all the end-user the market for healthcare is estimated to have highest growth, owing to huge adoption of IoT and connected devices in medical technology and incorporation of ET chips into these devices to reduce power consumption and thereby, enhancing efficiency.
ET chips market is dominated by five companies, namely:
- Qualcomm (U.S)
- Samsung (South Korea)
- RFMD (U.S)
- Texas Instruments (U.S)
- Efficient Power Conversion (U.S),
All of the above-mentioned companies combined to hold a majority of the market share in 2015. These companies have significant presence in the envelope tracking chips market with wide service offerings and considerable brand image.
Sample companies profiled in this report are:
- Qorvo, Inc. (U.S),
- Maxim Integrated Products Inc (U.S),
- Analog Devices, Inc (U.S),