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Audio Codec Market by Component (Hardware and Software), Channel Type (Mono-Codec, Stereo Codec, and Multi-channel Codec), Compression Type (Non-Compression, Lossless Compression, and Lossy Compression), Application, & Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: May 2016
Report Code: SE 4311

 

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The audio codec market was valued at USD 5.49 Billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 7.44 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2016 and 2022. The most significant factor driving the audio codec market is the increasing demand for mobile phone and tablet, which in turn, is leading to the rise in demand for audio codec market. Rising trend of consumer electronics and passenger vehicles are the other factors driving the growth audio codec market.  For the study, the base year considered is 2015 and the market forecast provided is between 2016 and 2022.

The audio codec market has been segmented into component, application, and geography. The audio codec market has been categorized on the basis of components into hardware and software.  Audio codec components are further segmented into subtypes. The major channel types of audio codec hardware available are mono-codec, stereo codec, and multi-channel codec, while audio codec software has further been segmented based on compression type into non-compression, lossless compression, and lossy compression.

On the basis of applications, the audio codec market has been segmented into desktop and laptop, mobile phone and tablet, music & media device and home theatre, television and gaming console, headphone, headset, and wearable device, automotive infotainment and others. The audio codec market has also been broadly classified on the basis of regions into Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

Research Methodology:

The market sizing of the audio codec market was done by top-down and bottom-up method. In bottom up approach, the number of components goes in each type of application is calculated, which is further multiplied by production of various application products for all major countries and finally the volume is multiplied by the average selling price of each components to arrive the overall market size. In top-down approach, the top companies in the market are analyzed and their product portfolio is studied to verify the global and regional market of the audio codec market arrived by the bottom up approach.

In the process of determining and verifying the market size for several segments and sub-segments gathered through secondary research, extensive primary interviews were conducted with key opinion leaders. The break-up of the profiles of primary participants is given in the chart below:

Audio Codec Market

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The ecosystem of audio codec market includes research & development, raw material supply, assembly and manufacturing, system integration, marketing and sales, semiconductor foundry, end users, and post sales service. The report provides the competitive landscape of the key players which indicates their growth strategies in terms of the audio codec market. Study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus in next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments.

Target Audience:

  • Raw material suppliers
  • Semiconductor foundry
  • Audio codec, ADC, DAC integrated circuits (ICs) manufacturers
  • OEMs – white label manufacturing for others in bulk volume
  • System integrators
  • Intellectual property (IP) and licensing providers
  • Middleware providers
  • Testing and calibration firms
  • Government and other regulatory bodies
  • Research institutes and organizations
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Suppliers and distributors

Scope of the Report:

The market covered in this report has been segmented as follows:

Audio Codec Market, by Component:

  • Hardware:
    • Mono-codec
    • Stereo codec
    • Multi-channel codec
  • Software:
    • Non-compression
    • Lossy compression
    • Lossless compression

Audio Codec Market, by Application:

  • Desktop and Laptop
  • Mobile Phone and Tablet
  • Music & Media Device and Home Theatre
  • Television and Gaming Console
  • Headphone, Headset, and Wearable Device
  • Automotive Infotainment
  • Other applications including broadcasting, software platforms, audio production and recording, and IP telephony

Audio Codec Market, by Geography:

  • Americas
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Americas (Brazil, Argentina, and Chile)
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • France
    • The Netherlands
    • Rest of Europe (Spain and Finland)
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • China
    • Rest of APAC (Australia, India, Indonesia, and Singapore)
  • Rest of the World
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Available customizations:

  • Further breakdown of the component segment, by volume
  • Further breakdown of the application segment, by countries
  • Further breakdown of all the countries, by application
  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players on the basis of various blocks of the value chain

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Market Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
           2.2.3 Market Share Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Global Audio Codec Market
    4.2 Audio Codec Market, By Application
    4.3 Audio Codec Market, By Channel Type and Compression Type
    4.4 Country-Wise Analysis of the Audio Codec Market
    4.5 Audio Codec Market Size, By Region
    4.6 Audio Codec Market, By Component
    4.7 Audio Codec Market Life Cycle Analysis, By Application

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Audio Codec Market, By Component
                    5.2.1.1 Audio Codec Market for Hardware, By Channel Type
                    5.2.1.2 Audio Codec Market for Software, By Compression Type
           5.2.2 Audio Codec Market, By Application
           5.2.3 Audio Codec Market, By Geography
    5.3 Evolution of Audio Codecs
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 Increasing Internet Penetration and Data Traffic
                    5.4.1.2 Growing Mobile Phone Subscriptions
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 Decline in the Usage of Optical Media Products
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Emerging Demand for Set-Top Boxes and Video-On-Demand Services
                    5.4.3.2 Rising Demand for Infotainment in Passenger Cars
           5.4.4 Challenges
                    5.4.4.1 Continuous Optimization of Component Size

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 47)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Competitive Rivalry

7 Audio Codec Market, By Component (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Hardware
           7.2.1 Audio Codec Hardware, By Channel Type
                    7.2.1.1 Mono-Codec
                    7.2.1.2 Stereo Codec
                    7.2.1.3 Multi-Channel Codec
    7.3 Software
           7.3.1 Audio Codec Software, By Compression Type
                    7.3.1.1 Non-Compression
                    7.3.1.2 Lossless Compression
                    7.3.1.3 Lossy Compression

8 Audio Codec Market, By Application (Page No. - 71)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Desktop and Laptop
    8.3 Mobile Phone and Tablet
    8.4 Music & Media Device and Home Theater
    8.5 Television and Gaming Console
    8.6 Headphone, Headset, and Wearable Device
    8.7 Automotive Infotainment
    8.8 Others
           8.8.1 Software Platform
           8.8.2 Broadcasting
           8.8.3 Audio Production and Recording
           8.8.4 IP Telephony

9 Audio Codec Market, By Geography (Page No. - 82)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Americas
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
           9.2.4 Rest of Americas
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 U.K
           9.3.3 Italy
           9.3.4 France
           9.3.5 Netherlands
           9.3.6 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 Japan
           9.4.2 South Korea
           9.4.3 China
           9.4.4 Rest of APAC
    9.5 RoW
           9.5.1 Middle East
           9.5.2 Africa

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 102)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Market Share Analysis
     10.3 Competitive Scenario
             10.3.1 New Product Launches
             10.3.2 Acquisitions
             10.3.3 Agreements, Collaborations, and Partnerships

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 109)
(Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Hardware Provider
             11.2.1 Cirrus Logic, Inc.
             11.2.2 Qualcomm Inc.
             11.2.3 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
             11.2.4 Analog Devices, Inc.
             11.2.5 Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
             11.2.6 Stmicroelectronics N.V.
             11.2.7 Texas Instruments Inc.
             11.2.8 DSP Group, Inc.
     11.3 Software Provider
             11.3.1 Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
             11.3.2 Technicolor SA
             11.3.3 Fraunhofer IIS
             11.3.4 Xiph.Org

12 Appendix (Page No. - 138)
     12.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports

*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies


List of Tables (64 Tables)

Table 1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis With Their Weightage Impact
Table 2 Audio Codec Market, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 3 Audio Codec Market for Hardware Component, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 4 Audio Codec Market for Hardware Component, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Audio Codec Market for Hardware Component in Americas, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 6 Audio Codec Market for Hardware Component in Europe, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Audio Codec Market for Hardware Component in APAC, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Audio Codec Market for Hardware Component in RoW, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Audio Codec Market for Hardware Component, By Channel Type, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Audio Codec Market for Software Component, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Audio Codec Market for Software Component, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Audio Codec Market for Software Component in Americas, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Audio Codec Market for Software Component in Europe, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Audio Codec Market for Software Component in APAC, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Audio Codec Market for Software Component in RoW, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Audio Codec Market for Software Component, By Compression Type, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Audio Codec Market, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Audio Codec Market for Desktop and Laptop, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Audio Codec Market for Desktop and Laptop, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Audio Codec Market for Mobile Phone and Tablet, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Audio Codec Market for Mobile Phone and Tablet, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Audio Codec Market for Music & Media Device and Home Theater, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Audio Codec Market for Music & Media Device and Home Theater, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 Audio Codec Market for Television and Gaming Console, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Audio Codec Market for Television and Gaming Console, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Audio Codec Market for Headphone, Headset, and Wearable Device, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Audio Codec Market for Headphone, Headset, and Wearable Device, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Audio Codec Market for Automotive Infotainment, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Audio Codec Market for Automotive Infotainment, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Audio Codec Market for Other Applications, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Audio Codec Market for Other Applications, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Audio Codec Market for Other Applications, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Audio Codec Market, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Audio Codec Market in Americas, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Audio Codec Market in the Americas, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Audio Codec Market in the Americas, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Audio Codec Market in the U.S., By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Audio Codec Market in Canada, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Audio Codec Market in Mexico, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Audio Codec Market for Rest of Americas, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Audio Codec Market in Europe, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Audio Codec Market in Europe, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Audio Codec Market in Europe, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Audio Codec Market in Germany, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Audio Codec Market in the U.K., By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Audio Codec Market in Italy, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Audio Codec Market in France, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Audio Codec Market in the Netherlands, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Audio Codec Market in Rest of Europe, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Audio Codec Market in APAC, By Geography, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Audio Codec Market in APAC, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Audio Codec Market in APAC, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 Audio Codec Market in Japan, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Audio Codec Market in South Korea, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Audio Codec Market in China, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Audio Codec Market in Rest of APAC, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Audio Codec Market in RoW, By Region, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Audio Codec Market in RoW, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Audio Codec Market in RoW, By Application, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Audio Codec Market in Middle East, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Audio Codec Market in Africa, By Component, 2013–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 5 Most Recent New Product Launches in the Audio Codec Market
Table 63 5 Most Recent Acquisitions in the Audio Codec Market
Table 64 5 Most Recent Agreements, Collaborations, and Partnerships in the Audio Codec Market


List of Figures (63 Figures)

Figure 1 Audio Coedec Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Process Flow of Market Size Estimation
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Audio Codec Software Expected to Hold A Larger Market Size Than Audio Codec Hardware in 2016
Figure 7 Stereo Codec are the Majorly Consumed Audio Codec Hardware Type, Whereas Audio Codec Software are Mainly Used for Lossy Compression
Figure 8 Headphone, Headset, and Wearable Device Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Application in the Audio Codec Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 APAC Likely to Be the Fastest-Growing Region in the Audio Codec Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 10 Rising Internet Penetration and Data Traffic is Expected to Increase the Demand for Audio Codec
Figure 11 Mobile Phone and Tablet Application Would Continue to Dominate the Audio Codec Market By the End of the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Stereo Codecs are More in Demand in Hardware; Whereas, in Software, Lossy Compression is the Preffered Type
Figure 13 U.S. Held the Largest Share of the Audio Codec Market in 2015
Figure 14 The Audio Codec Market in APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Audio Codec Software Accounts More Than Three-Fourth of the Overall Market Share
Figure 16 Wearable Devices are in the Introduction Stage and are Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate in the Near Future
Figure 17 Audio Codec Market Segmentation
Figure 18 Audio Codec Market, By Geography
Figure 19 Technology Road Map for Audio Codec
Figure 20 Audio Codec Market Dynamics
Figure 21 Global Mobile Data Traffic and Internet Penetration Between 2013 and 2020
Figure 22 Global Mobile Phone Users and Mobile Phone Internet User Penetration Between 2013 and 2020
Figure 23 Global Optical Disk Drive Shipment Between 2013 and 2015
Figure 24 Global Set-Top Boxes Shipment and Video-On-Demand Services Revenue Between 2013 and 2020
Figure 25 Global Automotive Infotainment System Shipment Between 2013 and 2020
Figure 26 Value Chain Analysis: Major Value Added During the Original Equipment Manufacturing and Software Provider Phase
Figure 27 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 28 Bargaining Power of Suppliers is High Owing to Low Supplier Concentration
Figure 29 Low Switching Costs for Buyers is the Only Favorable Factor for the New Entrants
Figure 30 Number of Substituites and Product Differentiation are the Two Factors Impacting the Substitutes in the Market
Figure 31 Low Supplier Concentration Impacted the Suppliers’ Power Highly
Figure 32 Product Differentiation and Role of Brand Supports the Buyer’s Bargaining Power
Figure 33 The Intensity of Competitive Rivalry is Expected to Be Medium Due to High Exit Barriers
Figure 34 Audio Codec Software is Expected to Be the Lucrative Segment in the Near Future
Figure 35 Multi-Channel Codec Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate in the Audio Codec Hardware Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 36 Lossless Compression Techniques is the Fastest-Growing Type of the Audio Codec Software Component Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 37 Headphone, Headset, and Wearable Devices is the Fastest-Growing Application of the Audio Codec Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 38 Audio Codec Market Geographic Snapshot
Figure 39 The Americas: Audio Codec Market Snapshot
Figure 40 Europe: Audio Codec Market Snapshot
Figure 41 APAC: Audio Codec Market Snapshot
Figure 42 RoW: Audio Codec Market Snapshot
Figure 43 Companies Adopted New Product Launches as the Key Growth Strategy Between January 2014 and March 2016 in the Audio Codec Market
Figure 44 Market Share of Top 5 Players in the Audio Codec Hardware Market, 2015
Figure 45 Market Share of Top 3 Players in the Audio Codec Software Market, 2015
Figure 46 Audio Codec Market Evaluation Framework
Figure 47 Battle for the Market Share
Figure 48 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top 5 Audio Codec Market Players
Figure 49 Cirrus Logic, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Cirrus Logic, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Qualcomm Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 Qualcomm Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 55 Analog Devices, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Stmicroelectronics N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 Texas Instruments Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 59 DSP Group, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 60 Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 62 Technicolor SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 Technicolor SA: SWOT Analysis

The audio codec market was valued at USD 5.49 Billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 7.44 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2016 and 2022. The growth of the market is driven by the factors such as increasing Internet penetration and data traffic and growing mobile phone subscription. In almost all the regions, the consumer’s pattern is changing with the emergence of connected life in the form of connected infrastructures and machineries. Similarly, the increasing use of mobile broadband-enabled smartphones would generate an explosion of data traffic.

The fastest-growing applications and the major consumer of the audio codec are wearable device, headphone and headset, and music and media device, and home theater systems. The mobile phones and tablet are significantly manufactured at a high rate among all the consumer electronics and hence consume the highest volume of the audio codec hardware IC embedded with audio codec software. Increased demand for transmitting audio with high-fidelity (Hi-Fi) with low bit rate is generating more demand for the audio codec market.

The APAC region held the largest share of the total audio codec market in 2015. The APAC region has emerged as a major manufacturing hub for the consumer electronic industry; this has led to the majority of the market share, in terms of audio codec consumption volume, for both hardware as well as software. The market in this region has evolved into the largest producer of smartphones, laptops, TVs, and various other applications and, consequently the largest consumer of audio codec hardware IC-enabled with audio codec software across the globe and is expected to continue the same trend throughout the forecast period.

Audio Codec Market

Decline in the usage of optical media products is the factor inhibiting the growth of this market. Furthermore, for audio codec manufacturing companies, the optimization of codec IC size according to the changing consumer needs and applications is not the only challenge; but to maintain its quality and reliability along with the miniaturization is the bigger challenge to overcome in the near future. However, factors such as emerging demand for set-top box (STB) and video-on-demand services and rising demand for infotainment in passenger car can generate huge opportunities for this market in the near future.

Some of the key audio codec hardware IC manufacturers include Analog Devices, Inc. (U.S.), Cirrus Logic, Inc. (U.S.), DSP Group Inc. (Israel), Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (U.S.), Qualcomm Inc. (U.S.), Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan), STMicroelectronics N.V (Switzerland), Texas Instruments Inc. (U.S.), and DSP Group Inc. (Israel) among others. Major audio codec software providers include Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.), Fraunhofer IIS (Germany), Technicolor SA (France), and open-source software audio codec manufacturer include Xiph.Org (U.S.).

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