Breaking Down the Drivers and Barriers Impacting Low-Loss Materials for 5G

Each year, the global deployment of 5G-enabled devices and infrastructure expands, bringing new and exciting applications to market, like smart devices, autonomous vehicles, and remote medical monitoring. However, the expansion of the 5G network, particularly the higher frequency mmWave bands, is restricted by several challenges. One of these is 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. This presents a large market opportunity for higher-value emerging low-loss materials, with options such as PTFE, LCP, PPE, ceramics, hydrocarbons, glasses and more as we transition away from legacy epoxy-based materials.
Within this growing space, IDTechEx has identified several key drivers and barriers to growth based on the current status of 5G deployment. Additionally, there are important technology trends and materials factors influencing the popularity and market share of the many emerging low-loss materials types, including dielectric performance, application requirements, the need to miniaturize, and more. By understanding these market forces and trends, one can understand how and why the low-loss materials market for 5G applications will surpass US$1.8 billion by 2033.
In this webinar, IDTechEx will:
  • Identify key factors in 5G deployment affecting demand for low-loss materials
  • Consider important suppliers and types of low-loss materials for 5G
  • Explore trends influencing the development of low-loss materials for 5G
  • Present IDTechEx's market outlook for the industry
This webinar shares some of the research from the brand new IDTechEx report, "Low-loss Materials for 5G and 6G 2023-2033".