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Strategy Analytics Predicts Massive Military Market For GaN

Market analysis company forecasts that use in military applications will represent nearly 50% of the $376M market for GaN microelectronic components in 2014

Market analysis company, Strategy Analytics (SA) predicts that deployments will be in electronic warfare, next-generation radar and covert communications. SA also reports that adoption of GaN components in wireless infrastructure has been sluggish.

Asif Anwar, director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Service, indicates that power management will be an important new market for GaN microelectronic components. These devices include: SMPSs (switched-mode power supplies), DC-DC converters, and DC motor drives found in home appliances, electric vehicles, industrial automation systems and telecommunications equipment

“Much depends on the success of new entrants targeting applications in power management," stated Mr. Anwar. “After the initial launch of these products in the opening quarter of 2010, we expect a number of major suppliers to enter the market over the next two years, prior to significant RF deployments in wireless infrastructure from 2012 onwards."

The “GaN Microelectronics Market Update 2009-2014" report, details the increasing impact that GaN semiconductors will have on power management applications. The complementary report, “GaN Device and Material Vendor Summary," reveals the strategies of companies supplying GaN-based products for military and commercial applications.

Both reports are available for download at http://tinyurl.com/sa00868.

Steve Entwistle, VP of the Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice, remarked, “GaN has already cemented its place in the optoelectronics market, and is now emerging as a key enabling technology for the commercial microelectronics sector."
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