China GSM and LTE rollouts to power growth in RF power amplifier and device markets

Growing Chinese wireless infrastructure rollouts and the worldwide
demand for wireless data have benefited the base station RF power amplifier and
RF power device markets.

The Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, presently accounts for more
than 75 percent of the RF power semiconductor devices sold into the mobile
wireless infrastructure segment.

“Recent Chinese multi-carrier GSM deployments have been massive and have
buoyed RF power vendors tremendously,” said Lance Wilson, research director,
mobile networks, ABI Research.

The growing demand for wireless data is also driving the overall market
upwards for both RF power amplifiers and RF power devices.

The demand is expected to strengthen the market until at least 2012 and
Chinese GSM deployment activity will only begin to slow in 2013. 2012 is the
expected time frame for LTE deployments in developed countries to gather a head
of steam.

“Although LTE has not yet significantly impacted RF power amplifier and
device sales, it will bolster RF power sales in the wireless infrastructure
space from about 2011 onward,” said Aditya Kaul, practice director, mobile
networks, ABI Research.

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