The RF GaN industry is showing an impressive growth with a 23% CAGR between 2017 and 2023, driven by telecom and defense applications. By the end of 2017, the total RF GaN market was close to US$380 million and 2023 should reach more than US$1.3 billion with an evolving industrial landscape (1). Telecom and defense are looking for innovative technologies and RF GaN-based devices are directly answering to the market demand.
Defense remains a major RF GaN market segment, as its specialized high-performance requirements and low price sensitivity offer many opportunities for GaN-based products. In 2017-2018, the defense sector accounts for more than 35% of the total GaN RF market, and the global defense market shows no signs of slowing down. “We believe this important GaN market segment will continue growing along with GaN’s overall penetration rate,” asserts Hong Lin, PhD. Senior Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies .
Under this dynamic ecosystem, Yole’s partner, Knowmade, has deeply analyzed the RF GaN IP landscape and proposes today a dedicated report, RF GaN 2019 – patent landscape analysis. This report reveals the competitive landscape from a patent perspective. Key patent owners, IP & technology strategies, and future intents have been deeply analyzed by Knowmade’s analysts. This report details competitors’ strengths and weaknesses in terms of patents and technologies. It also proposes a comprehensive description of the technology trends and emerging technologies status.
GaN RF has been recognized by industrial companies and has clearly become mainstream. Leading players are increasing revenue very rapidly and this trend will remain for the next several years. From an IP perspective, American and Japanese players dominate the RF GaN IP ecosystem. So who are the leading RF GaN companies? What is the status of their patent portfolio? Do they have the right IP portfolios to face huge opportunities?… Knowmade’s analysts invite you to discover the status of the RF GaN IP landscape… Full story
(1) Source : RF GaN market: applications, players, technology, and substrates 2018-2023 report, Yole Développement, 2018