802.11ac and MIMO Technology Drive Demand

This research service provides a detailed analysis of the global RF test equipment market. The assessment includes market forecasts and analyses of the competitive structure, the market share breakdown, end users, and geographic factors. The effects of market drivers and restraints are discussed for the duration of the forecast period. End-user verticals are analyzed, as well. The market is expected to show consistent growth throughout the forecast period, with a key focus on the modular instrumentation segment. An executive summary and conclusions are provided for the study. The forecast period is 2012 to 2016.

Executive Summary

• In 2011, the total global radio frequency (RF) testing market earned revenue of $Xmillion, with an increase of X per cent over 2010.
• Competition in the RF testing market is intense. The market remains consolidated, with major participants holding significant market share and small- and medium-sized participants having region-specific expertise or presence.
• The key factors driving the market include evolving wireless standards, the focus on MIMO technology and the penetration of modular instrumentation.
• The top five participants in this market are Agilent Technologies, Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, Advantest, and Teradyne. While Agilent Technologies, Tektronix, and Rohde & Schwarz participate in the traditional general purpose (GP) instrumentation space, Advantest and Teradyne participate in the Semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) segment.
• While the traditional GP instrumentation segment and semiconductor ATE segment are expected to grow at a single-digit rate, the modular GP instrumentation segment is expected to grow at a double-digit rate.
• The traditional GP instrumentation, modular GP instrumentation, semiconductor ATE and rental GP segments account for X,X,X and X per cent, respectively, of the overall RF testing market.

CEO’s Perspective

1. Strong focus on customer relationship management aids in increasing market share.
2. Scoring high on the price-performance front remains the key to a company's growth.
3. Asia is becoming an increasingly important market, with advancement in its telecommunications infrastructure.
4. Pricing pressures continue to challenge vendors; hence, vendors are implementing technological advancements to overcome pricing challenges.
5. Vendors should maintain a rapid pace of product innovation and enhancement for increased success.

Definitions

• The total RF testing market recorded a revenue of $X million in 2011, at an annual growth rate of X per cent. Its revenue is expected to reach $X million in 2016.
• The RF testing market, as defined in this study, includes the traditional GP instrumentation, modular GP instrumentation, semiconductor ATE, and rental GP segments. Traditional GP instrumentation is further classified into spectrum analysers, signal generators, oscilloscopes, electronic counters, power meters, and network analysers.
• This study analyses the market trends across the following major global regions:
- North America: This region includes Canada and the United States.
- Europe: This region includes Western, Central, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
- Asia-Pacific: This region includes the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the Indochina peninsula, the Pacific Islands, and Central Asia.
- Emerging Countries: This region includes Central America, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa.
• The following end-user verticals are covered in the traditional GP instrumentation and rental GP:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Communications
- Consumer Electronics
- Industrial and Automotive
- Others (Other key end users include medical, semiconductors, and energy)
• The following end-user verticals are covered in modular GP instrumentation segment:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Communications
- Consumer Electronics
- Industrial Electronics
- Automotive
- Others (Other key end users include medical, semiconductors, and energy)
• The following end-user verticals are covered in semiconductor ATE segment:
- IT & Telecommunication
- Consumer Electronics
- Automotive Electronics
- Defense
- Others (Other key end users include medical, semiconductors, and energy)

Key Questions This Study Will Answer

• Is the RF testing market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
• Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
• What does the future hold for the RF testing market?
• What does the competitive landscape look like?
• Which of the regional markets represents most of the growth opportunities for RF testing?
• Which of the end-user markets represents most of the growth opportunities for RF testing?

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Market Overview
3. Total RF Testing Market
• External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
• Forecasts and Trends
• Market Share Analysis and Competitive Analysis
4. Traditional GP Instrumentation Segment Breakdown
5. Modular GP Instrumentation Segment Breakdown
6. Semiconductor ATE Segment Breakdown
7. Rental GP Segment Breakdown
8. The Last Word
9. Appendix

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