Class-D Audio Amplifier used in Automotive Audio System, Portable Music Devices and Mobile Phones Summed to More than 50% Share of its Global Market in 2015

The global audio class D amplifier market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% during 2016-2022. Among the various applications, the automotive audio system segment accounted for largest share in the global audio class D amplifier market in 2015. The advancement in audio class D amplifier technology, in addition with its increasing demand from portable music devices is expected to boost the demand of audio class D amplifiers during the forecast period.

Class-D audio amplifier used in automotive audio system, portable music devices and mobile phones accounted for more than half of the global audio class D amplifier market in 2015. The mobile phone applications of audio class D amplifiers are also expected to witness a considerable growth during the forecast period, owing to the technical advancement in electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction. Many mobile phone vendors, such as Nokia (now Microsoft) and LG provide class-D audio amplifiers in their smartphones. Class D Audio amplifier has also seen an increased penetration as a headphone driver of smartphones.

The global audio class D amplifier market is consolidated. Texas Instruments Inc. accounted for the largest market share among the various companies in the global audio class D amplifier market in 2014. The high market penetration of company’s class D audio amplifiers in flat panel television and cell phones has led to its market dominance in the global market.

Some of the major companies operating in the global audio class D amplifier market include STMicroelectronics NV, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Analog Devices Inc., ON Semiconductor Corporation, Infineon Technologies AG, Cirrus Logic Inc., ROHM Co., Ltd. (ROHM Semiconductor), NXP Semiconductors N.V., Monolithic Power Systems Inc. and Intersil Corporation.

News Courtesy: P&S Market Research

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