Operational Amplifier Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025
Report ID: GMI4229
Operational Amplifier Market size is expanding positively from 2019 to 2025 owing to rise in the adoption of battery-powered products and rapid advancements in the telecommunication sector. Smartphones necessitate high performance components with the low noise and distortion for better calling and internet experience. These components are used in smartphones to amplify weak signals and provide low-noise spectral density. The growing demand for wide-bandwidth and high-performance systems will support the operational amplifier market growth in the coming years. In addition, with the evolution of Long-Term Evaluation (LTE), a 4G wireless broadband technology, the demand for these components is being witnessed. LTE network amplifies the internet signals of the service provider, enabling users to have a better messaging & calling facility. Moreover, the introduction of high-speed amplifiers manufactured using silicon-germanium helps in improving performance in low-power and high-frequency applications.
The growing demand for sensors and transducers in consumer electronics products has led to increased demand for high-quality amplifiers. An operational amplifier is used to increase the current in sensors and transducer circuits when a rise in temperature is detected. These systems amplify, shift, and filter signals to make them fully compatible with processor inputs. Moreover, the growing investments by manufacturers to offer high-precision ICs with low cost are being witnessed. For instance, in February 2018, Texas Instruments Inc., introduced a mini IC for industrial applications including wearables, motor drives, optical modules, smart grid, and battery-powered systems. The amplifier features integrated Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) filtering inputs, reducing the susceptibility to RF noise and lowering the need for external discrete circuits.
These components may face several design challenges owing to their real-time requirements such as enhanced stability, open-loop gain, high bandwidth, low noise, and effective input and output impedance. The amplifiers necessitate designing under the engineers’ control and directly may affect the receiver noise figure, dynamic range, bandwidth, sensitivity, and linearity. Matching and controlling these characteristics increase the demand for highly skilled technicians, to operate the system, resulting in increased labor and production costs thereby hampering the operational amplifier market growth. Moreover, the industry is highly fragmented owing to the presence of several manufacturers, leading to reduced price margins.
Technological advancements coupled with the increasing utilization of IoT applications will provide significant growth opportunities to the operational amplifier market. These devices offer power-saving capabilities, making them affordable for products incorporated with IoT technology. The development of wireless network technology in emerging economies has led to a rise in the demand for high-power efficiency amplifiers. Moreover, the evolution of advanced process technology, such as CMOS, BiCMOS, or Complementary Bipolar (CB), in microelectronics components is anticipated to provide lucrative opportunities to the players operating in the operational amplifier market.
The demand for low-power ICs is anticipated to grow in the coming years. These low-power amplifiers are used in portable hard disk drives, wearable consumer applications, precision sensor frontends, and wireless metering for their low power consumption, low noise, wide bandwidth, and high-frequency performance characteristics. Low-power components offer a variety of benefits in many applications such as robust thermal performance, reduced supply requirements, improved battery life & power consumption, and prediction of system behavior. Such factors are encouraging semiconductor manufacturers to focus on providing low-power solutions with better accuracy and precision. For instance, STMicroelectronics is offering TSU11 series of operational amplifiers with nano-power and high-accuracy features. These components offer an ultra-low power consumption per channel of 900 nA (typical) and 1.2 µA (maximum) when supplied by 3.3V, providing optimal performance for the appropriate power budget.
Increasing advancements in the automotive industry are creating several opportunities for operational amplifier market growth. These devices enable quick and easy integration into signal processing in motor vehicles and can withstand high temperatures up to 150°C. The combination of automotive sensors and these amplifiers increases safety and security while enhancing driver comfort. Moreover, these amplifiers are used in automotive lighting and audio head units of vehicles as they easily amplify small audio signals and provide a large amount of flexibility in features for automotive LED driver systems. These devices are also integrated into the vehicle navigation system, Head-Up Display (HUD), and automotive cluster & LCD monitor in electric & hybrid vehicles. The rising trends of Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) will further contribute to market expansion.
Asia Pacific accounted for the majority of the operational amplifier market share owing to rapid technological advancements in the field of electronics & semiconductor industries. The growth is majorly dominated by countries such as China, India, Taiwan, and Japan, with China being the manufacturing hub for electronics & semiconductor industry in the region. Moreover, government initiatives, such as Make in India and Made in China, are further boosting the semiconductor industry. For instance, in September 2018, the Chinese government announced the expansion goal of the semiconductor industry with an aim to reach USD 305 billion revenue by 2030 and meeting 80% of the domestic demand. Such intervention will increase the growth and development of the operational amplifier market. In addition, semiconductors manufacturers are investing highly in these components due to the rising demand from automobile and healthcare industries in the region.
Key players operating in the operational amplifier market are ON Semiconductor, Texas Instruments Inc., Cirrus Logic, Inc., NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Analog Devices, Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor, KEC Holdings, Maxim Integrated, and API Technologies Corp, among others. These players are adopting various strategies and techniques to acquire customers and expand their industry share in untapped markets. For instance, in April 2017, STMicroelectronics released the latest version of its ST Op Amps mobile application (ST-OPAMPS-APP) with new features that simplify usage and provide important design information to designers more quickly.
Operational Amplifier Market, By Type
- General purpose
- High precision
- Low noise
- Low power
- Low voltage amplifier
Operational Amplifier Market, By Application
- Automatic control system
- Test & measurement
- Vehicle electronics
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