Global Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market, By Product Type (Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR), Shear Bulk Acoustic Wave (S-BAW), Longitudinal Bulk Acoustic Wave (L-BAW), Lamb Wave), Raw Material (Aluminum Nitride (AlN), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), Lead Zirconium Titanate (PZT), SiO2, Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3), Lithium Tantalate (LiTaO3), Silicon Carbide (SiC), Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), Langasite (LGS), Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Others), Sensing Parameter (Temperature, Pressure, Chemical, Humidity, Others), End-User (Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market Analysis and Size
Micro-meter-sized airborne particles can be detected using bulk acoustic wave (BAW) devices. A piezoelectric substance sandwiched between two electrodes makes up the resonator of a BAW device. To create a mechanical wave in the resonator, an alternating electric field is applied to the piezoelectric layer using the two electrodes. The resonator displays a resonance frequency that, among other things, is influenced by the mass load. A frequency-sensitive circuit may identify the shift in resonant frequency that results from particles touching the resonator by measuring the change in mass load.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the bulk acoustic wave sensors market is expected to reach the value of USD 14,041.85 million by 2029, at a CAGR of 13.4% during the forecast period. The bulk acoustic wave sensors market report also covers pricing analysis, patent analysis, and technological advancements in depth.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customisable to 2019-2014)
Revenue in USD Million, Pricing in USD
By Product Type (Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR), Shear Bulk Acoustic Wave (S-BAW), Longitudinal Bulk Acoustic Wave (L-BAW), Lamb Wave), Raw Material (Aluminum Nitride (AlN), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), Lead Zirconium Titanate (PZT), SiO2, Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3), Lithium Tantalate (LiTaO3), Silicon Carbide (SiC), Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), Langasite (LGS), Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Others), Sensing Parameter (Temperature, Pressure, Chemical, Humidity, Others), End-User (Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Others)
U.S., Canada, and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, U.A.E., Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.
Market Players Covered
Sorex, Teledyne Defense Electronics, Broadcom, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Qorvo, Inc, Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd., quartzpro.com, Fortiming Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Balluff Gmbh, AKOUSTIS., AWSensors , MACOM, Biolin scientific and Resonant Inc.
A standing acoustic wave is known to be produced by an electrical signal in the bulk of a piezoelectric material in an electromechanical device known as a bulk acoustic wave sensor. This device is in its most basic form, consisting of two metallic electrodes and a piezoelectric substance. The thickness and natural frequency of the material are used as design criteria to achieve the desired operating frequency. More complex designs will employ a ladder or lattice topology for better control over operating frequencies. The ladder or lattice architecture will be used in more complicated systems to control operating frequencies better.
Global Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market Dynamics
This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints, and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail below:
- Proliferation of smart gadgets such as mobile phones across the region
As the world is getting digitalized, the penetration of smartphones and mobile phones is rapidly increasing. Communication has become simpler with the presence of mobile phones and other smart gadgets in the market. The mobile network has made it simpler to connect with anyone globally through telecom networks. These telecom industries are improving their communication network with the adoption of bulk acoustic wave technology which is further expected to drive the demand for bulk acoustic wave sensors market significantly.
- Adoption of bulk acoustic sensors in automobile and other commercial industries
Bulk acoustic wave devices have been in commercial use for many years now. These include automotive applications (torque and tire pressure sensors), medical applications (chemical sensors), and industrial and commercial applications (vapor, humidity, temperature, and mass sensors). Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) resonators and filters are extensively used in radiofrequency (RF) front-end filtering at UHF frequencies. Their small size, good power handling capabilities, and high-quality factors make them ideal for applications such as duplexers for WCDMA and PCS1900 and front-end filters for DCS1800 and many 2.4GHz ISM bands standards.
As automobile sectors started acquiring more digital capabilities, they are relying on a growing number of wireless technologies to communicate with the outside world. Furthermore, many vehicles have implemented the support of LTE data connections and operate as small Wi-Fi hotspots. Over the next few years, the long-planned goal of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communications is finally expected to become a reality with the usage of higher-frequency RF bands.
- Rising demand for bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology in fast-growing 5G infrastructure
Bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology is being used to create a new generation of radio frequency filters (RF filters) due to the higher frequencies and broader bandwidths associated with 5G. BAW filters are piezoelectric-based acoustic resonators in which the characteristics of a thin film piezoelectric material control the frequency and bandwidth of the filter. The film's thickness, the piezoelectric element's geometry, and characteristics of the accompanying electrodes play a role in determining the band-pass frequency of the RF filter in BAW devices. Due to the band-pass frequency's reliance on film thickness, BAW devices can filter frequencies higher than conventional surface acoustic wave (SAW) RF filters. BAW filters are therefore widely employed at frequencies between 2.2 and 6.0 GHz, where SAW filter technology is severely constrained.
The global rollout of 5G and the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things is creating significant challenges in RF filtering technologies. Many market players have recently introduced BAW filters for 5G enabled front-end modules for better performance and higher reliability.
- Higher cost of bulk acoustic wave sensors in the market
With the wide boom of 4G LTE and wireless networks around the globe, the new wave spectrum is needed to handle the massive wireless traffic. BAW sensors generally deliver superior performance with lower insertion loss at higher frequency levels. However, the cost of BAW sensors is much higher compared to other acoustic sensors such as SAW (Surface Acoustic sensor). And the expensive nature of the BAW sensors is impeding the market's growth to a certain extent.
- Technical challenges related to BAW devices
The development of 5G has numerous challenges in terms of data speeds, coverage, and size minimization. First of all, 5G phases use higher radio frequencies, but the working frequency of BAW filters causes significant increases in acoustic and ohmic losses. Secondly, the N78, N79, and N77 of 5G NR frequency bands require 500, 600, and 900 MHz of bandwidth, respectively, while obtaining a relatively large bandwidth, up to 10%, is also a difficult problem for a BAW filter based on aluminum nitride (AlN). Thirdly, considering the complete RF system, the future will undoubtedly see an increase in input power and a decrease in module size. So module miniaturization will become a technical challenge in the near future.
Post-COVID-19 Impact on Global Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market
COVID-19 negatively impacted the bulk acoustic wave sensors market due to lockdown regulations and the shutdown of manufacturing facilities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the bulk acoustic wave sensors market to an extent negative manner. However, increasing adoption of 5G technology worldwide has helped the market grow after the pandemic. Also, the growth has been high since the market opened after COVID-19, and it is expected that there will be considerable growth in the sector owing to the higher demand for biosensors in the medical field.
Solution providers are making various strategic decisions to bounce back post-COVID-19. The players are conducting multiple research and development activities to improve the technology involved in the bulk acoustic wave sensors. With this, the companies will bring advanced technologies to the market. In addition, government initiatives for the use of automation technology have led to the market's growth
- In February 2022, TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.) INC., a subsidiary of Japan's TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., announced the partnership with TTI., Inc., a global electronic components distributor. This partnership will allow TAIYO YUDEN (U.S.A.) INC. to broaden its presence and have an impact in sectors including the automotive and electrification industries, communication infrastructures, and more. This development will enhance the global customer reach of the company
- In October 2021, Akoustis Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of 51% majority shares of RFM Integrated Device, Inc. (RFMi) with an option to purchase the remaining 49% in 2022. By adding new sales channels and clients in the automotive, medical, and IoT industries, Akoustis' acquisition of RFM will enhance its current inventory of 5G Mobile, 5G Network Infrastructure, and Wi-Fi solutions. Additionally, Akoustis plans to make use of RFMi's timing control product line, considerably enhancing the capabilities of its newly developed timing and frequency reference systems
Global Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market Scope
The global bulk acoustic wave sensors market is segmented on the basis of product type, raw material, sensing parameter, and end-user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR)
- Shear Bulk Acoustic Wave (S-BAW)
- Longitudinal Bulk Acoustic Wave (L-BAW)
- Lamb Wave
On the basis of product type, the global bulk acoustic wave sensors market is segmented into film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR), shear bulk acoustic wave (S-BAW), and longitudinal bulk acoustic wave (L-BAW), lamb wave.
- Aluminum Nitride (AlN)
- Zinc Oxide (ZnO)
- Lead Zirconium Titanate (PZT)
- Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3)
- Lithium Tantalate (LiTaO3)
- Silicon Carbide (SiC)
- Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)
- Langasite (LGS)
- Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
On the basis of raw material, the global bulk acoustic wave sensors market has been segmented into aluminum nitride (AlN), zinc oxide (ZnO), lead zirconium titanate (PZT), SiO2, lithium niobate (LiNbO3), lithium tantalate (LiTaO3), silicon carbide (SiC), gallium arsenide (GaAs), langasite (LGS), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), others.
On the basis of sensing parameters, the global bulk acoustic wave sensors market has been segmented into temperature, pressure, chemical, humidity, and others.
- Consumer Electronics
- Aerospace & Defense
On the basis of end-user, the global bulk acoustic wave sensors market is segmented into telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, aerospace & defense, industrial, and others.
Global Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The global bulk acoustic wave sensors market is analysed, and market size insights and trends are provided by country, material type, manufacturing process, and end-use industry, as referenced above.
The countries covered in the bulk acoustic wave sensors market report are the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, U.A.E., Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.
Due to accelerated digitalization, Asia-Pacific dominates the bulk acoustic wave sensors market, and manufacturers have started implementing BAW technology for various applications. China dominates in the Asia-Pacific region as it is home to many world tech giants. Germany dominates in Europe due to the rapid deployment of 5G and the research work on 6G technologies. The U.S. dominates in the North America region due to heavy investment in semiconductor research & developments.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, porter's five forces analysis, and case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Global Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market Share Analysis
The bulk acoustic wave sensors market competitive landscape provides details of the competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the global bulk acoustic wave sensors market.
Some of the major players operating in the global bulk acoustic wave sensors market are Sorex, Teledyne Defense Electronics, Broadcom, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Qorvo, Inc, Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd., quartzpro.com, Fortiming Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Balluff Gmbh, AKOUSTIS, AWSensors, MACOM, Biolin scientific, Resonant Inc. among others.