A new report from Strategy Analytics forecasts that 270 million 5G user devices and 1.7 million 5G base station sectors will ship in 2022.
While 5G networks are poised for broader deployment, the latest report from Strategy Analytics’ Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) service addresses 5G architectures, trends and developments that will influence the market share and growth trajectory of different technologies in the compound semiconductor industry.
“With smartphone growth slowing, the compound semiconductor market needs a new growth engine,” commented Eric Higham, Director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) service. “With its ambitious vision and stringent performance goals, 5G could be that new driver, but there are many challenges and trade-offs that will ultimately determine the technology winners and losers.”
“5G networks include a mix of millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz frequencies, coupled with fixed and mobile applications. All these cases provide opportunities for silicon and compound semiconductor technologies in user equipment and base stations,” noted Christopher Taylor, Director of the RF and Wireless Components (RFWC) service.