Wireless infrastructure GaAs devices to reach $320 million in 2015

Developments like MIMO (Multiple Input/Multiple Output)
antennas, heterogeneous networks, remote radio heads and small cells will
increase the number of base station sectors, but reduce the transmit power
required from each sector.

Both trends will lead to a consistent growth rate from
GaAs devices, bringing the market value to $320 million in 2015, according to Strategy

The number of base station sector shipments will increase
to slightly more than 9.2 million in 2015. More than half of these sectors will
be for lower power, smaller cells.

Mobile data consumption is rapidly pushing the wireless
infrastructure market to an inflection point,” said Eric Higham, director of
the GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service, Strategy Analytics.

Operators are implementing networks that rely on smaller,
lower power cell footprints to ensure that consumers continue to embrace data
applications. This architecture expands opportunities for GaAs components.

4G technologies, like LTE, are forcing the network
evolution to larger numbers of lower power infrastructure sectors which will
increase the opportunity for GaAs amplifiers,”¬Ě said Asif Anwar, director in the
Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice.  

By Telecomlead.com Team
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