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SAW Filter Comparison Overview 2020 Color - System Plus Consulting

SAW Filter Comparison 2020

Published
23/06/2020
Product code
SP20490
Price
EUR 6 490
Applications
Consumer
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Deep dive analysis and cost review of key SAW filter technologies from Murata, Skyworks, Qorvo, Qualcomm, Wisol, Taiyo Yuden, Kyocera, Tai-SAW, SAWNICS and Shoulder.

SAW Filter Comparison Overview 2020 Color - System Plus Consulting

In 2018, the market for Radio Frequency (RF) Front-Ends and connectivity was worth $15 billion, Yole Développement estimates. The leader in this market was Murata, with a quarter share, mainly with its discrete filters. In this segment, more than 60% of the filters are based on Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology in 2020. There are three main process: SAW, Temperature-Compensated SAW (TC-SAW) and Thin-Film SAW (TF-SAW). For pure SAW, several Asian companies are involved, like Wisol and Kyocera. For TC-SAW, the market is split between four players. Two of them are Skyworks and Qorvo. The other two companies have now introduced TF-SAW technology into their portfolio, Murata in 2019 and Qualcomm in 2020.

This report provides insights and technology data for SAW filter technology for different suppliers. It includes a comparative study of thirteen components from Murata, Skyworks, Qorvo, Qualcomm, Wisol, Taiyo Yuden, Sawnics, Kyocera, Tai-SAW and Shoulder.

Physical data for several components has been compared in terms of process flow, cost and integration to provide a large panel of technical and economic choices from the market such as:

  • Standard SAW technology from emerging Asian companies compared to leaders on the market
  • Temperature-Compensated and High-Performance SAW filters using oxide layers, air cavity and protective layer
  • Thin-Film SAW from Murata using ceramic/silicon wafer bonding to improve standard SAW technology

The report includes a description of each process flow for the thirteen SAW technologies on the market. It also contains a complete cost analysis of each process and tries to explain OEM choices.

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Overview / Introduction

Company Profile: Murata, Skyworks, Qorvo, Qualcomm, Wisol, Taiyo Yuden, Kyocera, Tai-SAW, Sawnics, Shoulder

SAW Technologies: SAW, TC-SAW, TF-SAW

Device Teardown: Companies’ Main Customers

Market Analysis

Physical Comparison: Dimensions, Schematics, Materials, Structure

  • Murata: SAW vs. TC-SAW vs. TF-SAW
  • Skyworks: TC-SAW
  • Qorvo: TC-SAW
  • Qualcomm: SAW vs. TC-SAW
  • Wisol, Taiyo Yuden, Kyocera, Tai-SAW, Sawnics, Shoulder: SAW
    • Die views, schematics and dimensions
    • Die cross-section
    • Die process analysis

Physical Comparison

Manufacturing Process Flow

  • Filters Process Flow and Fabrication Unit
  • Process Comparison

Cost Analysis

  • Overview of the Cost Analysis
  • Supply Chain Description
  • Yield Hypotheses
  • Filters Cost Analysis
    • Wafer front-end cost
    • Wafer cost by process step
    • Die cost

Die Cost Comparison

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