RF Front-End Modules for Cellphones Patent Landscape Report 2018 with Projections to 2020-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--()--The "RF Front-End Modules for Cellphones Patent Landscape" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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

With approximatively 1.5 Billion cellphones shipping in 2025, the market of RF components for 5G applications is already of 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 insuring 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. We 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. We also study their IP strategy and their IP blocking potential. In addition, we have studied their IP portfolio regarding technical solutions to address 5G application challenges (MIMO, beamforming, carrier aggregation, mm waves).

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 development of new standard. The first increase of patent publications in the 2000's overlaps the democratization of mobile phones and the arrival of 2G and 3G standards.

Identify Key Technologies

The IP report reveals the key patents in this domain, as well as the current IP position of key players regarding technical approaches related to 5G applications. The >1,380 patent families selected for the present study have been categorized by technology: beamforming, carrier aggregation, MIMO and mm-waves. We have investigated the IP positioning of key players on each technological segments and provide a detailed description of seminal patents, blocking patents and promising patents.

Understand Key Players' Patented Technologies And IP Strategies

More than 500 patent applicants are involved in the RF FEM related patent landscape. This report unveils the IP position of key players through detailed analysis of their patent portfolios. We provide an understanding of their patented technologies (especially to address 5G application challenges), their IP strategy and their capability to limit both the IP activity and the freedom-tooperate of the other firms. We also reveal the relative strengths of the top patent owners derived from their patent portfolio sizes, technological impact factor, geographic coverage, blocking potential, as well as their most valued patents.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Context

3. Methodology

4. IP Landscape Overview

5. Comparative Study of IP Players

6. Segment Analysis

7. Key Patents

8. Granted Patents Near Expiration

9. IP Profile Of Key Players

10. Conclusion

Companies Mentioned

  • Analog Devices
  • Apple
  • Blackberry
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • Electro Mechanics
  • Entropic Communications
  • Ericsson
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
  • Infineon
  • Innotek
  • Integrated
  • Intel
  • LG Electronics
  • Maxim
  • Maxlinear
  • Motorola
  • NEC
  • Nokia
  • NXP
  • Panasonic
  • Qorvo
  • Qualcomm
  • Research Institute (ETRI)
  • RFaxis
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
  • Taiyo
  • TDK
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toshiba
  • ZTE

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager
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For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: Smartphones and Mobile Devices