Mobile Experts Predicts 80% Growth in Semiconductors for Small Cells During 2015 Multiband, multimode small cells to drive an explosion in SoC, transceiver, and power amplifier shipments

CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Experts released a 114-page market study today, which provides detailed analysis of Semiconductors for Small Cells.   The detailed study takes large-scale deployment of small cells in Korea and Japan into account, to fully understand the capacity and cost implications of small cells in a dense urban network.

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Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts explained, "We have seen solid large-scale use of small cells by carriers in South Korea, taking the basic technology of femtocells, but using the small cells in an indoor hotspot environment where the mobile traffic density is extremely high.    With over 100,000 units deployed so far in Korea, the operators have significantly boosted capacity at a cost much lower than equivalent macro capacity."

"Mobile Experts has interviewed more than 30 mobile operators, as well as every supplier of Systems-On-Chip (SoCs), transceivers, linearization, and power amplifiers, as well as several filter and crystal oscillator suppliers.    We include all types of small cells discussed on the market (microcells, picocells, metrocells, femtocells, nanocells, and others) as well as low power Remote Radio Heads (RRH) and in-between systems such as the Ericsson Radio Dot.   Our comprehensive market surveys are time consuming, but they are fundamental to the creation of an accurate forecast."

"MIMO, Carrier Aggregation, and multimode small cells are driving a rapid increase in semiconductor content.  The small cell market will grow quickly through 2018, but the supporting semiconductor market will grow even faster.   In particular, the average prices of SoCs will increase over the next five years, as volume shifts from low-cost residential applications to high-value carrier applications."  

This market study includes more than 81 charts and exhibits, including 5-year forecasts for:

  • Forecasts for Small Cells by power level, air interface, and multimode capability;
  • Analysis of Small Cells and other solutions such as Low Power RRH;
  • Block Diagrams and Bill-of-Material Cost estimates for Small Cells;
  • Cost projections for small cell architectures;
  • 5-year forecasted shipments, ASP, revenue, and market shares for:
    • Systems on Chip (SoCs)
    • Secondary Processors
    • Transceivers
    • Linearization ICs
    • Power Amplifier Devices
    • Filters and Duplexers
    • Crystal Oscillators, including VCXOs, TCXOs, and OCXOs

About Mobile Experts LLC:    
Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets.  Our analysts are true experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 20 years of experience or more.    Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation.   Recent publications focus on Small Cells,  Macro Base Station Transceivers, Semiconductors for RRH, Active Antenna Systems, Backhaul for Small Cells, DAS, and Carrier Wi-Fi.

Jessica Ryan  
Mobile Experts LLC 
+1 (408) 540-7284  

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