RF FEM Market for 5G Cellphones to be Valued at $35.3 Billion by 2025

The RF FEM market for 5G cellphones is projected to reach USD $35.3 Billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 35% between 2020 and 2025. The market is estimated to be valued at USD $7.8 Billion in 2020.

The telecommunications revolution of the early 21st century has led to the development and proliferation of more and more communications devices. Recent estimates have shown that there is almost 1 mobile or cellular handset for every person on earth.

One consequence of such phenomenal growth in handset proliferation is the demand for data which has led to the need for more radio spectrum. The number of frequency bands used has grown from 4 in the early 2000's to over 30 today. This number is expected to grow further as 5G technology takes shape.

To manage all these bands, RF modules for mobile handsets have been widely developed in order to fulfil the increasing requirements. Today we are at the first step of 5G networks that will become a RF communication standard in 2020.

With over 1 billion 5G cellphones expected to ship by 2025, the market for 5G RF components is of great strategic importance. RF front end modules (RF FEM) are among the key components for 5G applications and the market will be highly impacted by the new standard.

5G comes with strong technology challenges that could reshuffle the cards and change the actual mobile telecommunication landscape. The IP strategy is thus becoming critical for ensuring the players a strong marketing position in the coming years. In this report, Knowmade has thoroughly investigated the patent landscape for RF front end modules (RF FEM) dedicated to mobile applications.

Knowmade have evaluated the IP position of key players through detailed analysis of their patent portfolios, including the legal status of the patents, their geographic coverage, their claimed inventions and their prior art contribution.

More than 1,380 RF FEM inventions have been published worldwide up to 2017 by more than 500 patent applicants. Patenting activity related to RF FEM emerge in the late 80's with pioneers of mobile phone applications like Alcatel, Motorola, Panasonic, etc. The RF FEM IP activity has been closely linked to the development of new standards. The first increase of patent publications in the 2000's overlaps the democratization of mobile phones and the arrival of 2G and 3G standards.

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