Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market is segmented by End-user Industry (Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Industrial, Telecommunications), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

bulk acoustic wave sensors market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 12.09 %

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Market Overview

The bulk acoustic wave sensors market was valued at USD 513.6 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach a value of USD 1018.79 million by 2026 at a CAGR of 12.09%, over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The growing trend in the adoption of wireless technology is expected to drive the BAW sensors market in the forecast period.

  • With the wide boom of 4G LTE and wireless networks around the world, the new wave spectrum is needed to handle the massive wireless traffic. Since 3G network uses 5 bands and LTE is already using more than 20 4G LTE bands, with 5G about to explore in the near future, more than 40 bands will be used.
  • Moreover, Qorvo is doing some serious work in BAW technology in advanced filtering solutions for next-gen high-end mobile products which need more filters, as well as for advanced radar and communications systems. These BAW sensors can solve the toughest interference and coexistence challenges worldwide. They also enable operators and manufacturers to deliver higher speeds and greater bandwidth by utilizing spectrum that might be lost with older filtering technologies.
  • BAW sensors generally deliver superior performance with lower insertion loss at higher frequency levels. They are less sensitive to temperature change. Hence, the frequency ranges handled by BAW is ideal for extremely challenging applications.
  • The increasing demand for advanced wireless technology, like LTE, has made the application of new RF features mandatory in tablets and smartphones. Since there is a low manufacturing cost of the BAW sensors, which can act as a driver for the BAW market in the forecast period.
  • Therefore, the growing shipments of smart gadgets, such as smartphones and tablets, over the forecast period is expected to create a significant demand for BAW filters, owing to the increasing proliferation of LTE networks.
  • Furthermore, BAW sensors have a small form factor and deliver improved performances, which are expected to be the major cause of their adoption in the coming years.

Scope of the Report

A bulk acoustic wave is an acoustic wave that travels through piezoelectric materials; a material which produces electric currents. The increasing market activities in the BAW devices, the applications of BAW sensors are growing in the defense, industrial, and commercial wireless application. Different types of substrates have been used for BAW sensors with the demand more driven by economics and fabrication constraints.

By End-user Industry
Aerospace & Defence
Consumer Electronics
Other End-user Industries
North America
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Telecommunications Industry has the Fastest Growth Rate

  • BAW sensors are now snowballing in the market, migrating from defense and industrial markets to consumer wireless applications. These BAW sensors are fabricated for use below 500 MHz, the economic range or the sensors is above 1.5 GHz. Above 1.9 GHz. 
  • BAW sensors become competitive against surface acoustic wave sensors. The increasing usage of internet compatible devices like smartphones, tablets, and other electronic communication devices is growing the integration of BAW sensors. 
  • The highest penetration of BAW sensors has been witnessed in the telecommunication sector. The cost has been reduced to be competitive with existing technologies, therefore there is high data traffic per month globally, which is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
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Asia-Pacific Dominant in the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region has the highest number of mobile subscriptions in the world. The number of subscriptions is around 4.2 billion, which accounts for close to 53% of the total number of subscriptions.
  • In automobile applications, in the developed and developing economies, such as the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, and India, which are expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period. North America followed the Asia–Pacific region, due to the presence of various key players in this region.
  • Europe and Latin America offer potential growth opportunities in the BAW sensors market due to the increasing demand for advanced technologies from various verticals, thereby, is expected to drive the market in the regions.
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Competitive Landscape

The major players include Panasonic Corp., CTS Corporation, TDK Epcos AG, Teledyne Microwave Solutions, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, and Raltron electronics Corporation, amongst others. The market is fragmented due to the high competition in the market. Hence, market concentration will be low.

  • July 2018 - Scott Vasquez introduced Qorvo's new 5G wireless infrastructure solutions with Microwave Journal to migrate to 5G that connect the world, introduced the smallest Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) sensor available that can handle 5W of RF average input power, with peaks up to 40W. The new filter solves reliability, assembly, test and space constraint challenges involved in designing massive MIMO telecom infrastructure for 5G migration.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Emergence of 4G Technology for Smartphones

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Low Mass Sensitivity in Terms of Frequency

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.1.1 Automotive

      2. 5.1.2 Aerospace & Defence

      3. 5.1.3 Consumer Electronics

      4. 5.1.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.1.5 Industrial

      6. 5.1.6 Telecommunications

      7. 5.1.7 Other End-user Industries

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Panasonic Corp.

      2. 6.1.2 Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd

      3. 6.1.3 TDK Epcos - TDK Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 CTS Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Teledyne Microwave Solutions

      6. 6.1.6 CeramTec

      7. 6.1.7 Raltron Electronics Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 API Technologies Corp.

      9. 6.1.9 Qorvo

      10. 6.1.10 Taiyo Yuden

      11. 6.1.11 Broadcom Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market is growing at a CAGR of 12.09% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Panasonic Corp., Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, TDK Epcos - TDK Corporation, CTS Corporation, Teledyne Wireless LLC are the major companies operating in Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensors Market.

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