Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS) Chip market To Reach US$ 34.71 Bn driven by Increasing Production of Smart Phones: Transparency Market Research

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “GNSS Chip Market (By Type of Devices – Smart Phones, In-Vehicle Networking Systems, Personal Navigational Devices, and Others; By End-Use Industry – Consumer Electronics, Agriculture, Automotive, Defense, Marine Industry, and Others) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017 – 2025,”global GNSS chip market was valued at US$ 17.90 Bn in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2017 to 2025 to account for US$ 34.71 Bn by 2025. In terms of volume, the global GNSS chip market was estimated at 4.31 billion units in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 8.7% from 2017 to 2025 to account for 9.16 billion units by 2025.

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North America accounts for the largest market share in terms of value during the forecast period. Majority of the leading companies engaged in the production of GNSS chips and chipsets such as Qualcomm Incorporated and Broadcom Limited among others operate from North America. In North America, particularly in the U.S., global positioning system or GPS is the most commonly and majorly used global navigational satellite system. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers GPS to be one of the most crucial and critical infrastructure of the nation. The number of GPS applications in the U.S have been rapidly growing since its invasion in 1995 by the U.S. Department of Defense. The implementation of the PTC (Positive Train Control) which is expected to provide much more technologically enhanced communications and information systems for safety and security for the railway system in the U.S. is anticipated to further push the growth of the GNSS chip market in North America. However, North America being a highly technologically advanced country, the GNSS chip market is nearly saturated and growth is possible only in steady rates and thus our analysis has shown the market share to gradually fall over the forecast period in this region. The U.S is expected to hold the largest market share both in terms of value and volume during the forecast period owing to high internet penetration, rapid technological advancements and increasing use of electronic gadgets such as smart phones, tablets, and smart watches among others.

Europe held around 25% of the market share both in terms of value and volume in 2016 with Russia anticipated to acquire more than 30% of the market share among other European countries in the same year. Europe is one of the most prominent manufacturers and developers of GNSS chips and devices with the global navigational satellite device named GLONASS and GALILEO being the country’s invention. U-Blox Holdings AG and ST Microelectronics N.V. are some of the key manufacturers of GNSS chips and chipsets in Europe. For facilitation of vehicle telematics and navigation systems in Europe’s automotive sector, U-Blox Holdings AG has announced their GALILEO supported GNSS chip named “Teseo”. This invention is expected to promote increasing usage of GNSS devices in the automotive sector. Further, in Europe, GNSS is being planned to be introduced in safety operations in European Rail Traffic Management System owing to the fact that GNSS is capable of reducing costs in managing railway solutions. Russia is one of the most crucial economies dealing with the development and production of GNSS chips and devices. Russia has developed an integrated train protection system using GLONASS and GPS technologies for facilitating positioning system in Europe’s railways. European operators of GNSS devices, chips and chipsets have strong exports in Asia Pacific and North America thus progressing the growth of the market. However, this region too is expected to witness gradual downfall of the market due the emergence of developing countries in the global arena.

Asia Pacific region is projected to grow with the highest CAGRs both in terms of value and volume respectively over the forecast period. China is expected to hold the largest market share in terms of value since this country is engaged is investments in infrastructure modernization in GPS localization systems in railways. In terms of volume, rest of Asia Pacific is expected to outperform the market share of China and hold the largest market share during the forecast period. In fact, the market share of rest of Asia Pacific is projected to grow steadily and hold the largest market share both in terms of value and volume by the end of 2025.Countries in Asia Pacific, specifically, Australia, China, Japan and India among others are investing heavily for increasing the penetration of GNSS devices in agricultural sector to address challenges such as shortage of water for irrigation, managing fertility of soil, and implementing certain features of modern farming techniques such as automatic steering and variable rate technologies among others. Further, GNSS devices are increasingly used in the defense sector since defense forms a major portion of the economic pie of all the major countries with strong defense needs. Additionally increasing use of smart phones and other electronic gadgets is also expected to play a crucial role in further driving the growth trajectories of the market.

Middle East and Africa (MEA) is expected to experience huge growth in the GNSS chip market owing factors such as increase in the number of railway constructions in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Algeria among others which is expected to boost the use of GNSS devices and thereby increase in the production and use of GNSS chips in this region. South Africa is expected to occupy a significant portion of the market share both in terms of value and volume during the forecast period.

In Latin America, rest of Latin America is expected to occupy the leading market share both in terms of value and volume, however, Brazil is expected to grow with a significant CAGR both in terms of value and volume during the forecast period.

Some of the leading market players in the GNSS chip market are Qualcomm Incorporated (, United States), ST Microelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Mediatek Inc. (Taiwan), U-Blox Holdings AG (Switzerland), Intel Corporation (United States), Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), Broadcom Corporation (United States), Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd. (United States), Skyworks Solutions Inc. (United States), and Navika Electronics (India) among others.

The GNSS chip market has been segmented as follows:

GNSS Chip Market, by type of devices:

  • Smart Phones

  • In-Vehicle Networking Systems

  • Personal Navigational Devices

  • Others (Smart wearable devices)

GNSS Chip Market, by End-Use Industry: –

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Agriculture

  • Automotive

  • Defense

  • Marine Industry

  • Others (Railways, aviation and others)

  • GNSS Chip Market, by Geography:

  • North America

  • U.S.

  • Rest of North America

  • Europe

  • UK

  • Germany

  • Russia

  • France

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Rest of APAC

  • Middle East & Africa

  • UAE

  • South Africa

  • Rest of MEA

  • Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Rest of Latin America

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