Global Market for Signal Generators to Reach $689.9 Million and 72,200 Units by 2017, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Signal Generators market. The global market for signal generators is forecast to reach $689.9 million in terms of value, and 72,200 units in volume terms by the year 2017, spurred by demand for greater precision, functionality and advanced features in electronic components and devices. The industry focus is towards development of high-capability instruments that cater to critical end-use areas such as telecommunications, defense, aerospace and electronics at economical costs. Rapid technological strides and shorter research and development cycles are driving robust growth in the global signal generators market, particularly in burgeoning Asian countries of China and India. Future market expansion is expected to be spearheaded by arbitrary waveform generators and microwave signal generators, outpacing the traditionally strong product segment of RF signal generators.

Signal Generators: A Global Strategic Business Report

Signal generators are primarily employed in testing, designing, repairing and troubleshooting electroacoustic or electronic devices. Advanced, high-quality components are becoming commonly available in the present day market. Those instrument manufacturers with strong system capabilities, but restricted by manufacturing capacities are presently in a better position to provide signal generators integrated with advanced functionalities. The enhanced features of these signal generators would enable them to cater to a wider range of application areas, critical among them being telecommunications, defense and aerospace. Over the last several years the wireless telecom industry has witnessed continuous expansion, giving the necessary impetus for the growth and development of highly advanced signal generators worldwide. The current focus area in the signal generators market is towards development of high-capability instruments that can be offered to customers at a much lower cost.

Rapid technological advancements and faster development cycles are steadily becoming a norm in the global market. Development of technologies such as wideband code-division multiple access (WCDMA), enhanced data rates for GSM evolution (EDGE), global system for mobile communication (GSM), 3G wireless, and wireless interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX) have provided the necessary momentum to the signal generator industry. In order to sustain this dynamic edge over the long term, manufacturers of test equipment would need to keep developing higher-capability equipments and components. Another significant step would be an increase in strategic alliances with communications equipment manufacturers atleast during the initial stages of product development.

Microwave signal generators are expected to drive the signal generator markets in the near future. A majority of growth is derived from the Asia-Pacific region, particularly from China, due to a shift in the production base to more cost-effective manufacturing countries. Burgeoning population and rapid increase in usage of advanced technologies such as Bluetooth as well as other wireless services is expected to increase the demand in the region, creating a lucrative market for signal generators. This change is also being reflected in the establishment of several R&D centers in the region to develop new high-capability products. The Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG) segment is also gaining widespread prominence over the past few years, primarily benefiting from the emergence of complex digital modulation technology. Greater integration of digital radios with wireless products would facilitate in expanding development of high-performance instruments, which would directly translate into greater proliferation of AWGs.

The US market for signal generators leads the way in both value and volume terms, capturing the largest slice of the world market, as stated by the new research report on Signal Generators. Europe and Asia-Pacific trail behind in terms of value sales. Asia-Pacific, strengthened by core markets such as China, India, Korea and Taiwan is forecast to sprint ahead of other regions at the overall fastest CAGR of more than 6.0% through 2017.

By product, Arbitrary Waveform Generators segment is projected to forge ahead at the highest compounded annual rate of 6.4% over the analysis period. With respect to sheer size, the product category Microwave Waveform Generators dominates the signal generators market, taking over the reigns from the traditionally strong segment of Radio Frequency (RF) signal generators.
The end-use segment, Telecommunications is forecast to generate maximum demand for signal generators in the future, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% through 2017. Telecommunications in tandem with Defense & Aerospace applications make up the critical end-use spheres for the market.

Key participants profiled in the report include Aeroflex Incorporated, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Anritsu Corporation, B&K Precision Corporation, Boonton Electronics Corporation, EZ Digital Co., Ltd., Fluke Corporation, Giga-tronics Incorporated, Good Will Instrument Co., Ltd, Keithley Instruments, Inc., Leader Electronics Corporation, LeCroy Corporation, National Instruments Corporation, Phase Matrix, Inc, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Hameg Instruments GmbH, Stanford Research Systems, Tektronix, Inc and Yokogawa Electric Corporation.

The research report titled “Signal Generators: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, competition, trade scenario, product overview, recent industry activity, and profiles of market players worldwide. Analysis and overview is presented for major geographic markets such as US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Market analytics are provided in terms of terms of Value (US$) and Volume (Units) for product segments including Radio Frequency Signal Generators, Microwave Signal Generators and Arbitrary Waveform Generators. The report also analyzes end-use markets including Electronics, Defense & Aerospace, Telecommunications and Others. The study presents historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2003 through 2008.

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