Radiation-Hardened Electronics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Radiation-hardened Electronics Market is segmented by Application (Space, Aerospace and Defense, and Nuclear Power Plants), Component (Microprocessor, FPGA, Memory, and Sensors), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Radiation Hardened Electronics Market Overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >4.5 %
Radiation Hardened Electronics Market key players

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Market Overview

The radiation-hardened electronics market is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 4.5% during the forecast period.

  • Increased dependence on satellite navigation and other satellite-based applications has resulted in an increase in the number of satellite launches and other space missions undertaken on a global level. This is expected to create a demand surge for radiation-hardened electronics to ensure the proper functioning of embedded systems onboard the satellites.
  • However, designing a radiation-hardened electronic test-bed is a complex procedure, as the simulation of the space-based working environment requires consideration of several unforeseen factors to test for performance and reliability. With the advancement of technology and the proliferation of applications of radiation-hardened electronics, the cost of conducting extensive R&D for emerging applications is significantly higher and does not ensure profitability and returns.

Scope of the Report

Radiation hardening is a technique to design and manufacture electronics for use in high-altitude or hazardous applications, where the fielded equipment is susceptible to damage and malfunctions caused by gamma and neutron radiation. The radiation-hardened electronics market comprises sophisticated radiation-hardened electronics systems used for various space, military, and commercial applications, such as satellite system power supply, switching regulators, microprocessors in the military, and control systems in nuclear reactors.



Aerospace and Defense
Nuclear Power Plants
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Diversification of Satellite-based Applications

Satellites are used for a plethora of applications, such as communications, positioning services, and Earth observation. Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, space-based missions have witnessed tremendous growth, which is evident through the construction of the International Space Station and the launch of more than 8,100 space objects, including dozens of exploration missions to every corner of the Solar System. Satellites have evolved as the preferential choice for conducting scientific research by the commercial and defense sectors. The increasing demand for satellites has encouraged satellite manufacturers to inculcate cost-effective approaches for large-scale production of satellites. Revolutionary technological advancements have facilitated the miniaturization of electronics, which has pushed the invention of smart materials, in turn, reducing the satellite size and mass over time for manufacturers. Driven by the opportunities in the projects involving small satellites, many aerospace giants are also investing in this sector. For instance, in November 2018, the Space Alliance formed by Telespazio (Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%) announced that the alliance has officially taken a stake in NorthStar Earth and Space Inc. (NorthStar), the company developing the world's most advanced environmental and near-space monitoring system. The alliance invested USD 40 million to provide solutions to NorthStar for the design, development, and realization of a unique 40 satellite constellation based on double equipped satellites that provide space situational awareness and geoinformation services. Such developments are anticipated to drive the demand for radiation-hardened electronics, as radiation shielding is a critical design aspect for electronic components for space-based applications.

Radiation Hardened Electronics Market trends

Huge Market Prospects in North America

North America is anticipated to dominate the radiation-hardened electronics market during the forecast period, fostered by technological innovations and the presence of a large number of end users, particularly in the United States. The United States is an avid user of satellite-based telemetry and communication systems, which drive the demand for radiation-hardened electronics in North America. On this note, around 20% of the total satellite launches in 2019 were meant to cater to the diversified requirements of the US-based end users. An existing robust R&D and manufacturing infrastructure, marked by the presence of several prominent electronics manufacturing companies in the region, has also contributed to the persistent growth of the market in focus witnessed in the region. The United States is a frontrunner in aerospace and defense applications, and the rapid adoption of network-centric warfare techniques is anticipated to bolster the growth prospects of the market in focus during the forecast period.

Radiation Hardened Electronics Market growth rate

Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the radiation-hardened electronics market are Analog Devices Inc., Data Device Corporation, IBM Corporation, Microchip Technology Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, and Xilinx Inc., among others. The electronics manufacturing industry is highly competitive and with the evolving global battlefield environment and diversification of applications, the companies must align their product portfolios to the evolving requirements of end users. The market is also significantly influenced by the dispersion of upgradation contracts to enhance the capabilities of the current fleet of active military assets. In order to gain long-term contracts and enhance the market share, players are investing significantly toward the R&D of sophisticated product offerings. Furthermore, continuous R&D has been fostering the technological advancements in platforms and associated products and solutions of the active players in the radiation-hardened electronics market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Space

      2. 5.1.2 Aerospace and Defense

      3. 5.1.3 Nuclear Power Plants

    2. 5.2 Component

      1. 5.2.1 Microprocessor

      2. 5.2.2 FPGA

      3. 5.2.3 Memory

      4. 5.2.4 Sensors

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Egypt

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Analog Devices Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 BAE Systems PLC

      3. 6.2.3 Cobham PLC

      4. 6.2.4 Data Device Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 Honeywell International Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 IBM Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Infineon Technologies Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Microchip Technology Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 Micropac Industries Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 Renesas Electronics Corporation

      11. 6.2.11 Solid State Devices Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 STMicroelectronics NV

      13. 6.2.13 Texas Instruments Inc.

      14. 6.2.14 Xilinx Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Radiation Hardened Electronics Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Radiation Hardened Electronics Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Analog Devices Inc., Data Device Corporation, IBM Corporation, Microchip Technology Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation are the major companies operating in Radiation Hardened Electronics Market.

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