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Top 10 RF front end chip (RFFE) manufacturers in the world

The 5G era has opened the ceiling of the RF industry, and consumers’ demand for mobile smart terminals has risen sharply, while the data transmission volume and speed of mobile data have increased significantly, increasing the requirements for RF front-ends.

RF front-end chip (RFFE chip) is one of the core components of mobile intelligent terminal products, which is between antenna and transceiver, and antenna, RF transceiver, baseband chip together constitute the terminal communication system, is the basis of terminal communication.

Therefore, this article in IBE website will introduce about the RF chip manufacturers-Top 10 RF front end chip (RFFE) manufacturers in the world in 2023.

Table of Contents

Murata

Murata

Company profile

Established time1944
LocationNagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan
Websitehttps://www.murata.com/en-us

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules.

Main business and products

Electronic Components
RFID solution
Murata Watch Battery
CAE Software Femtet (Murata Software)

Applications
Communications Equipment
Mobility
Enterprise System
Industrial
Healthcare & Medical
Personal Electronics

Skywork

Skywork

Company profile

Established time 2002
Location Irvine, CA,US
Website https://www.skyworksinc.com/

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. a wireless semiconductor company, designs and manufactures radio frequency and complete semiconductor system solutions for mobile communications applications.

Main business and products

Product Search
Amplifiers
Audio And Radio
Attenuators
Circulators And Isolators
Clocks And Timing
Diodes
Front-End Modules
Isolation
Modems And DAAs
Optocouplers
Power Management
Power Over Ethernet
RF Passives

Broadcom

Broadcom

Company profile

Established time1961
LocationSan Jose, CA
Websitehttps://www.broadcom.com/

Broadcom Inc. is a global infrastructure technology leader built on 50 years of innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence. With roots based in the rich technical heritage of AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Broadcom focuses on technologies that connect world.

Main business and products

Storage and Systems
Wireless
Wired Connectivity
Optical Products
Broadcom Software
Mainframe Software
Enterprise Software
Cybersecurity

Qorvo

Qorvo

Company profile

Established time2015
LocationCA,United States of America
Websitehttps://www.qorvo.com/

Qorvo Inc (Qorvo), is a manufacturer, designer, developer, and marketer of RF solutions and core technologies. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, discrete transistors, IoT controllers, frequency converters and sources; lowdrift and nodrift filters; and switches. The company also offers control products such as phase shifters, attenuators and programmable capacitor arrays and optical solutions such as receivers, bessel filters and through lines, power amplifiers and modulator drivers. Qorvo products are used in application of internet of things, mobile products, customer premises equipment, network infrastructure and automotive applications.

Main business and products

Amplifiers
Control Products
Discrete Transistors
Filters & Duplexers
Frequency Converters & Sources
Integrated Products
Optical
Passives
Power Management
Switches
Wireless Connectivity

Qualcomm

Qualcomm

Company profile

Established time1985
LocationSan Diego, CA,US
Websitehttps://www.qualcomm.com/home

People interact with products and technologies made possible by Qualcomm every day, including 5G-enabled smartphones that double as pro-level cameras and gaming devices, smarter vehicles and cities, and the technology behind the smart, connected factories that manufactured latest purchase.

Main business and products

By Application
Audio
Automotive
Cameras
Industrial & Commercial
Internet of Things
Mobile Computing
Smartphones
Smart Homes
Wearables
Wireless Networks
XR/VR/AR
By Technology
5G
Artificial Intelligence
Bluetooth
Modem-RF Systems
Processors
Wi-Fi

Maxscend

Maxscend

Company profile

Established time2012
LocationShanghai,China
Websitehttps://www.maxscend.com/

Founded on August 10, 2012, Jiangsu Zhuosheng Microelectronics Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise focusing on the research, development, production and sales of radio frequency integrated circuits. The company mainly provides RF switches, RF low-noise amplifiers, RF filters, RF power amplifiers and other RF front-end discrete devices and various module products to the market, and the company also provides Bluetooth low energy microcontroller chips.

Main business and products

RF front end chip
IoT chips

Vanchip

vanchip

Company profile

Established time2010
LocationChina
Websitehttp://www.vanchiptech.com/en

As the leading force in China’s power amplifier sector, Vanchip has ramped up its R&D and innovation efforts and made significant headway in delivering high-quality products over the past two years. Since its start-up, Vanchip has been focused on designing and marketing RF front-end modules and high-end analog chips for mobile terminals, such as core chips used in smart phones.

Main business and products

RF power amplifiers are mainly used in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile phones and datacards. Power amplifier is one of the most essential and critical chips for mobile phone applications. Vanchip is committed to delivering high-quality products and creating the most cost-effective RFIC solutions.

FEM
Switch
Connectivity

UNISOC

UNISOC

Company profile

Established time2001
LocationShang, China
Websitehttps://www.unisoc.com/en_us/

UNISOC is a leading platform chip design company. It is one of the few companies in the world that has fully mastered 2G/3G/4G/5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, TV FM, satellite communications and other related technologies. In the 5G field, UNISOC is one of the three 5G chip companies operating globally. UNISOC has extensive expertise in large-scale chip integration and complete peripheral chip integration.

Main business and products

5G Intelligent Terminals
Smart Phone
Smart Wear
AIOT
Indoor Wireless Networking
Professional Wireless Networking
Automotive Electronics
Smart Display

OMNIVISION

OMNIVISION

Company profile

Established time2007
LocationShanghai,China
Websitehttps://www.ovt.com/

Since being founded in 1995 OMNIVISION has been at the leading-edge of technology, developing and delivering advanced digital imaging, analog, and touch & display solutions for multiple applications across several industries. As a global fabless semiconductor organization, their technologies have enabled smoother human/machine interfacing solutions within the automotive, medical, security & surveillance, computing, mobile phone, and emerging technology spaces.

Main business and products

Image Sensors
ASIC
CameraCubeChip®
LCOS
Power Management
Touch & Display
OVMed® ISP
OVMed® Cable Module

OnMicro

OnMicro

Company profile

Established time2012
LocationBeijing,China
Websitehttp://www.huntersun.com.cn/?lang=en

OnMicro Corporation is a high-tech enterprise and is focused on the development of RF integrated circuit chips, analog integrated circuit chips, and System-on-Chip. The product lines currently include wireless communications chips, power management chips, RF front-end modules, etc. OnMicro is also committed to develop core technology and solutions of the “Internet of Things”. The products are applied in the fields of smart phone, feature phone, tablet personal computer, wireless mouse, keyboard and smarthome, etc.

Main business and products

Mobile RF front-end chip
Mobile Terminal RF Devices
IoT RF SoC chip

Conclusion

In the context of the Internet of Everything, every type of IoT application is inseparable from the key to “thing-thing” connection, which means that the demand and challenges for RF front-end technology are also unprecedented.

For a long time, RF front-end chips have been mainly used in the mobile phone and communication module market, Wi-Fi router market and communication base station market. However, with the development of 5G, Wi-Fi and Internet of Things technologies, more and more industries and enterprises will be driven to achieve digital transformation, and more IoT application scenarios will be cultivated, so as to truly realize the Internet of Everything.

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