Materials for 5G: Opportunities in mmWave Substrates

September 05, 2019 | Research Report

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. Of the three 5G technologies, this report will focus on high-band, or mmWave, because the need for new materials is most urgent at the highest frequency. To guide clients, this report briefly reviews progress on 5G rollout to date, identifies the unmet material needs for mmWave technology and reviews the current technology options and emerging alternatives, highlights innovative groups that are already beginning to tackle these challenges, and forecasts the future market demand and expected market share for different materials.


  • Chemicals
  • Government & Non-Profit
  • Industrials

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Introduction to 5G – and materials’ impact on it
  • Analysis
  • Outlook

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