The radio-front end is a key part in every cell phone, from low cost GSM handset to multi-mode multi-band LTE smartphones. This market is very fragmented in terms of architectures, however there are a few types of components that are key. Filters or duplexers, power amplifiers and antenna switches are at the heart of every cell phone radio. Those components represent a $3.6B market in 2011 already, growing at a 5.6% rate annually until 2016. Thus we forecast market for key RF components will reach $4.7B in 2016...
Laurent Robin is in charge of the MEMS & Sensors market research at Yole Developpement. He previously worked at image sensor company e2v Technologies (Grenoble, France). He holds a Physics Engineering degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse, plus a Master Degree in Technology & Innovation Management from EM Lyon Business School, France
David Jourdan has been working in Discrete and Standard Group Marketing Dept.of STMicroelectronics. He has been working for 6 months on different studies within Ernst & Young, mainly in collaboration with Jean-Christophe Eloy. In 1998, he joined Yole Développement for its very early beginning. David has been Marketing Analyst for a few years and held the position of Sales & Marketing Manager. David is cofounder of the company. He was graduated of Business Manager diploma from the Wesford High School in Grenoble