|[September 19, 2013]
GaN will Push Microwave RF Power Semiconductor Market to Over $250 Million by 2018, Says ABI Research
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Spending on microwave RF power semiconductors has been kick-started by
the availability of new gallium nitride (GaN) devices for 4 to 18 GHz.
Point-to-point communications, SATCOM, radars of all types and new
industrial/medical applications will all benefit by the introduction of
these high-power GaN devices, finds market intelligence firm ABI
"While gallium arsenide devices are presently the backbone of microwave
RF power it is gallium nitride that will drive growth going forward,"
notes research director Lance Wilson. "GaN can operate at much higher
voltages and at power levels that were difficult or impossible to reach
In addition to the above mentioned application segments, microwave GaN
is finally reaching the performance points that can start to seriously
challenge travelling wave tube applications for new designs that have
historicaly used the latter.
"Microwave RF Power Semiconductors" examines Microwave RF power
semiconductor devices that have power outputs of greater than 3 watts
and operate at frequencies of 4 to 18 GHz. This is a new study, which is
part of ABI Research's (News - Alert) ongoing effort to track the major changes in the
RF power industry. With the current release, analysis of the six main
vertical segments (C-Band GaAs, C-Band GaN, X-Band GaAs, X-Band GaN,
Ku-Band GaAs, and Ku-Band GaN) is further expanded to 28 application
These findings are part of ABI Research's High-Power
RF Active Devices Research Service, which also includes other
Research Reports, Market Data, and analyst inquiry support.
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
or call +1.516.624.2500.
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