The global antenna market is expected to reach USD 11.31 billion by 2020 at a projected CAGR of 9.27% over the period of 2015-2020. As the demand for wireless systems and wireless communications increases, antennas have become a major market to look out for. Wireless microphones, Bluetooth devices, wireless computer networks, and RFID tags (used for security purposes) are some of the major systems/devices that use antennas. With the advancements in technology, the need for smart antennas has grown immensely. Smart antennas are antenna arrays that use smart signal processing algorithms to identify spatial signal signature such as the direction of arrival of the signal. Smart antenna techniques are used in RADAR, radio communication, and cellular networks.
The need for smart features and demand for smart antennas for smartphones or smart TVs have been driving the growth of the market. Due to the necessity of sophisticated infrastructure and high maintenance, cost and design constraints act as restraints for the market
The global antenna market can be segmented by type into radio antennas (monopole, dipole, array, loop, and aperture) and smart antennas (switched beam antennas, adaptive array antennas). By technology type, the market is segmented into SIMO, MIMO, MISO, and others and by application into RADAR, satellite communications, cellular communications, WiFi systems, WiMax systems, and others. On the basis of geography, the market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.
The report also analyzes key trends that impact the industry and key profiles of leading companies in the market, which include:
- Accel Networks
- Airgo Networks Inc.
- Array com LLC
- Broadcom Corp
- Intel Corp
- Linx technologies
- Motorola Inc.
- Qualcomm Inc.
- Ruckuss Wireless
A Scottish firm, Sofant Technologies, has developed a miniature smart" Wi-Fi antenna for mobile devices and has secured more than GBP 1.5 million in European funding to help it take its technology to the market.
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