Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Filters Market Size & Share, by Type (RF SAW Filters, IF SAW Filters); Enterprise Size (Small & Medium Enterprise, Large Enterprise); Frequency Range (100 MHz, 101 - 1,000 MHz, 1,001 - 2,000 MHz, and More Than 2,000 MHz); Industry Vertical (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Telecommunications) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5427
  • Published Date: Nov 30, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Surface Acoustic Wave Filters Market size is poised to cross USD 16 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of SAW filters was over USD 6 Billion. The growing demand for smartphones is driving the market's growth. Since the invention of mobile phones, manufacturers have employed SAW filters, and they are still a vital component of modern smartphones. A large variety of radio frequency bands (LTE bands) with frequencies ranging from 600 MHz to 2700 MHz have been supported by smartphones in recent years. Manufacturers are packing smartphones in most LTE frequency bands so that they can be compatible with networks around the world.

As a result of technological progress in the field of silicon processing and packaging, manufacturers have been able to reduce device size significantly. Filters are now more efficient and effective than in previous generations, given the development of SAW technology. High-frequency stability over a wide temperature range exists within the existing generations of SAW filters.

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Surface Acoustic Wave Filters Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year



~ 8%

Base Year Market Size (2023)

 ~ USD 6 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

 ~ USD 16 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Filters Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Implementation of Wireless Systems in SAW Filters - The introduction of wireless mobile phone systems has led to a spectacular expansion and development in the wireless business in recent years. Potential expansion prospects for the surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters market have been offered by ongoing subscriber growth and new wireless technology application areas. Additionally, new development opportunities for the SAW filters market as well as a persistent rise in the demand for dependable and power-efficient semiconductor devices have contributed to the rising adoption of wireless systems. Furthermore, semiconductor manufacturers are concentrating on producing affordable, secure, and high-performing SAW filters as mobile phones and wireless connectivity have grown to be mainstream consumer products.
  • Growing Adoption of 5G Networks - Several chip makers are attracted to the growing development of telecommunication infrastructure in developing economies. One of the most recent technological developments in telecommunications is the deployment of next-generation LTE networks. As regards the manufacture of semiconductor products for 5G capable infrastructure, it has been noted that they are beginning to upgrade their product offering. Therefore, in the 5G technology, manufacturers of SAW filters should focus on investing and upgrading their product portfolio. According to a report, between the end of 2021 and the end of 2022, the number of 5G wireless connections worldwide climbed by 76%, to a maximum of 1.05 billion.
  • Growing Installation of SAW in the Medical Industry - Several medical appliances make use of SAW filters. Sensors play an important role in the manufacture of many medical devices. For instance, medical devices generated a revenue of USD 471 billion in 2023. In the medical industry, this technology can be used throughout a variety of medical devices, such as mobile devices, tags, and wireless communication devices. Thus, owing to the growing demand for medical devices, the SAW filters market is anticipated to encounter prominent growth in the upcoming years.


  • SAW Filter is Complex to Manufacture - The switching speed is slowed down and the control structure's overall performance is impacted by the intricacy of the control algorithm's design structure. SAW filter makers have obstacles that need high specialization, reliable technology, and a range of integration tools because of the intricacy of these sophisticated devices. Development is a challenging process that requires specialized equipment. Thus, one of the main elements that could prevent the market from growing is the complexity involved in the manufacturing of SAW filters.
  • High-Cost Associated with the SAW filter may Hinder the Market Growth
  • Lack of Technical Expertise may Hamper the growth of SAW filter market.

SAW Filters Segmentation

Type (RF SAW Filters, IF SAW Filters)

RF surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters market is expected to hold the largest share of 54% during the projected period. This segment increases as RF SAW is the most advanced type of filter aid that helps to provide a smooth latency signal for each SATCOM device. In addition, new opportunities for electronic communication of SATCOM are being created through the use of cost-effective and low-consumption acoustic wave filters based on piezoelectric material such as RF Power Fluor silicon. In addition, the revenue growth of this category over the forecast period is likely to be driven by new developments in bulk acoustic wave BAW products.

Vertical (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Telecommunications)

The telecommunications segment in the surface acoustic wave filters market is anticipated to account for a share of 36% during the forecast period. The market has been expanding in view of increasing demand from a wide range of communication equipment, antennas, and communications systems for SAW filters that enable them to efficiently split and transmit signals. In order to enhance communication capacity that serves the purpose of selecting specific frequency bands, modern 5G smartphones have been fitted with almost 100 acoustic wave filters thus increasing demand from mobile network operators for surface acoustic wave filters. Due to the limitation of the conventional SAW filters to less than 3 GHz, the material design is undergoing technological development.

Our in-depth analysis of the global SAW filters market includes the following segments:


  • RF SAW Filters
  • IF SAW Filters

          Enterprise Size

  • Small & Medium Enterprise
  • Large Enterprise

          Frequency Range

  • 100 MHz
  • 101 - 1,000 MHz
  • 1,001 - 2,000 MHz
  • More Than 2,000 MHz

          Industry Vertical

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Telecommunications

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SAW Filters Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

North American surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters market is anticipated to hold the largest share of 33% by the end of 2036. The growth is due to the rapid deployment of SAW filtering, amplification, and processing equipment for jamming systems as well as sensor intelligence receivers in the aerospace and defence sectors. In addition, the North American region is one of the earliest regions where 5G technologies are becoming available and requires sophisticated SAW filters in order to achieve optimal performance. As more 5G networks are put in place around the region, it is estimated that there will be a growing need for SAW filters. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a key factor driving the SAW filter market in the region. In the coming years, demand for RF filters in this region is expected to grow significantly as Internet of Things devices are put into more homes, businesses and industries.

APAC Market Statistics

SAW filters market in the Asia Pacific is poised to grow significantly with a share of 27% during the foreseen period. The boom has been driven by the well-established electronics, telecommunications and chip industries in this region. The region's considerable presence in businesses producing consumer electronic goods has led to the expansion of the market. In addition, with the increasing population in the region, the SAW filters market will continue to grow. According to a report, in the Asia-Pacific region, the consumer electronics market was valued at USD 257 billion in 2020.

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Companies Dominating the Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Filters Market

    • Qorvo, Inc
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
    • Raltron Electronics
    • Soitec
    • Transko Electronics


In The News

  • June 2023 - The QPQ3509, the first bulk acoustic wave (BAW) 280 MHz band pass filter for the new 5G C-band in North America, and the QPB9850, a small, highly integrated front-end switch / low noise amplifier (LNA) module for 5G base station RF front-ends, are now available. Qorvo®, a leading global provider of connectivity and power solutions, made these announcements today.
  • February 2020 - The industry-leading wireless technology portfolio of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. includes the Qualcomm® ultraSAW filter technology, which is another ground-breaking invention that builds on the company's history of creating innovative technologies, opening up new experiences, and enhancing the mobile ecosystem.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 5427
  • Published Date: Nov 30, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing implementation of wireless systems in saw filters, growing adoption of 5g networks, and rising installation of SAW in the medical industry are the major factors driving the growth of the saw filters market.

The market size of SAW filters is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 8% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Qorvo, Inc, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Raltron Electronics, Soitec, Transko Electronics, TDK Corporation, Murata Manufacturing, Fujitsu Limited, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, Toshiba Corporation. and others.

The RF SAW Filters segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North America region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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