The future of 5G and 6G-enabled applications, like smart devices, autonomous vehicles, and remote medical monitoring, appears bright. Each year, the global deployment of 5G-enabled devices and infrastructure expands, with the take-off of the higher frequency bands of mmWave 5G on the horizon. However, the expansion of the 5G network, particularly the higher frequency mmWave bands, is challenged by a key factor: the high transmission losses of the materials used in 5G devices, found in every corner from the printed circuit board (PCB) to the antenna to the IC-packaging. To answer this challenge, better performing low-loss materials, such as PTFE, LCP, PPE, ceramics, hydrocarbons, glasses and more, are emerging as the 5G market transitions from legacy epoxy-based materials to materials that support higher frequency telecommunications.
In analyzing the status of 5G deployment and outlook for 6G development, IDTechEx has identified several key drivers and barriers to growth for the low-loss materials market. There are important technology trends and materials factors to consider that are influencing the outlook of many emerging low-loss materials types, including dielectric performance, application requirements, the need to miniaturize, and more. By understanding these market forces, attendees will understand the upward trajectory of the low-loss materials market for future telecommunications, which will surpass US$2 billion by 2034.
In this webinar, IDTechEx will:
- Identify key factors in 5G deployment affecting demand for low-loss materials
- Consider important types of low-loss materials for 5G
- Explore trends influencing the development of low-loss materials for 6G
- Present IDTechEx's market outlook for the industry