At the dawn of this new decade, the two market drivers for Radio Frequency (RF) GaN (Gallium Nitride) remain Telecom Infrastructure and Defense. GaN on SiC (Silicon Carbide) is established and becoming a serious rival to LDMOS (Laterally Depleted Metal Oxide Semiconductor) and GaAs (Gallium Arsenide) in RF power applications. GaN on Si (Silicon) is showing attractiveness from the industry driven by emerging Telecom infrastructure applications in Sub6GHz and mmWave frequencies such as Small Cells and Active Antenna Systems. The total GaN RF market value will increase from $1.2B to more than $2.8B with a Compound Annual Growth Rate for the period from 2021 to 2027 (CAGR2021-2027) of 16%. This talk will present GaN's positioning and its market evolution in 5G market, as well as in 6G network which is the next milestone for telecom infrastructure industry.
Aymen GHORBEL, is a Technology & Market analyst at Yole Intelligence, part of Yole Group, specializing in Compound Semiconductor and Emerging Materials. As a part of the Power & Wireless division, Aymen is engaged in the development of technology and market reports and is also involved in custom projects. Aymen previously worked as an Electrical Characterization Engineer and as an Innovative Product Development engineer at Soitec. He co-authored Five papers in high-impact scientific journals and Two patents. Aymen obtained an engineering degree in Material Sciences in 2016 from École Polytech‘ Grenoble (France), Aymen earned a M.S. Degree “Technology and Innovation Management” in 2017 from Grenoble Ecole de Management (France).