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Market Trends: Semiconductor Manufacturers Should Not Overly Invest Into 5G

Published: 13 January 2020

ID: G00465499

Analyst(s): Samuel Wang


At the dawn of the 5G era when specifications are still immature, semiconductor manufacturers should not be overly optimistic in investing in the 5G business.

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Market Trend

  • The 5G Market Growth Opportunities Will Go Beyond Processors to Radio Frequency (RF) Chips, New Materials, New User Equipment and Infrastructure
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Semiconductor Vendors Are Increasingly Optimistic About the Chip Demand for 5G-Capable Smartphones Using Current 5G Specs
  • User Trend
    • Communications Service Providers (CSPs) Have Trouble Identifying the Use Cases in 5G Enterprise Business That Are Critical to the Future of 5G
  • Regional Trend
    • Across the Globe, Semiconductor Manufacturers Take Different Approaches for Their 5G Evolution Based on Their Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Technology Trend
    • 5G Technical Specs Will Progressively Phase in During the Coming Years and Won’t Become Stabilized Anytime Soon

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