The global RF power detector market is forecast to decline at a CAGR of 6.4% during the period 2017-2021.
The report, Global RF Power Detector Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One trend in the market is the growing popularity of RF SOI. SOI technology is the use of a layered silicon-insulator-silicon substrate instead of conventional silicon substrates in semiconductor manufacturing, which helps in improving the performance of microelectronic devices by reducing parasitic capacitance. These devices are different from conventional silicon-built devices where the silicon junction is above an electrical insulator, generally silicon dioxide or sapphire (these types of devices are called SOS).
According to the report, one driver in the market is the advent of carrier aggregation. The advent of carrier aggregation will significantly increase the amount of RF content in smartphones and tablets. This communication technology combines a range of available spectrums at the same time (usually two or more bands) to improve the upload and download speeds drastically. Although carrier aggregation is still not a popular concept in the telecommunication market, countries, such as China and South Korea, have already implemented the technology. Technavio believes that carrier aggregation will soon be rolled out by Western European countries, the US, and Malaysia.