Consumer demand for new services, the global digital transition, new technologies and a recovering economy are driving strong growth in CATV network infrastructure. No longer used strictly for video, CATV network infrastructure has become the backbone for the "triple-play" of voice, video and data services offered by cable and telephone service providers. Strategy Analytics forecasts the market for MMIC and hybrid amplifiers in CATV infrastructure will grow at a 10% CAAGR to reach $227 million in 2014.
We believe performance and cost benefits will continue to make GaAs-based amplifiers attractive and this technology will grow at twice the market rate. The use of GaAs in lower power MMIC and high power "hybrid equivalent" applications will erode silicon market share. We forecast GaAs hybrid and MMIC amplifiers will account for revenue of more than $160 million by 2014.
As fiber moves deeper into the traditional hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network, more component companies are investigating the performance advantages GaN amplifiers can provide. We have forecast that GaN amplifiers will enter the market in 2010 and this is being borne out by recent product announcements from companies like RFMD. We believe this market will grow rapidly to reach nearly $18 million in 2014.
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CATV Infrastruture Amplifier Market: 2009 - 2014
CATV Infrastructure Amplifier Market (Data Table)