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GaAs market poised for continued growth

Posted: 01 Feb 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:global GaAs market? GaAs devices? GaAs power amplifiers?

Strategy Analytics valued the worldwide market for GaAs devices at $4.9 billion in 2010, up 32 percent from the previous year.

The market research firm also predicted that the GaAs market will grow further in 2011, 2012 and beyond, its value reaching $6.1 billion in 2014. Key growth drivers will be increased adoption of smartphones and data-centric networks.

That forecast translates to 5.5 percent annual compound growth rate that, if followed consistently, would put the 2011 market at about $5.2 billion and 2012 at about $5.45 billion.

In 2010 revenue at leading GaAs suppliers RFMD, Skyworks, TriQuint, Avago Technologies, Hittite and Anadigics grew at between 24 and 52 percent. The companies saw a strong upward trend in quarterly revenues throughout the year.

"The rapid adoption of sophisticated multi-band, multi-mode smartphones is increasing the demand for GaAs power amplifiers, which is driving the entire GaAs device market," noted Eric Higham, director of compound semiconductor research at Strategy Analytics, in a statement.

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