Audio codec Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2020 - 2030

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Audio codec Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2020 - 2030

Status : May, 2021 | Semiconductor & Electronics

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Audio codec refers to a computer based application software used in the compression and decompression of digital audio data streams from live stream media or an already existing file. It consists of a system of implemented alogrithms for coding and decoding of audio streams. A wide range of audio codecs are available nowadays such as MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Opus etc. This technological invention has helped in reducing the size of an audio file without sacrificing the sound quality. Audio codecs not only minimizes storage space but also the requirements of bandwith for audio signal transmission.

Audio codecs are useful in automobiles, smart phones, laptops, gamings, desktops, home theatres etc. Investors from across the world are showing their interest  to invest in this market due to rising demands for mobiles, tablets and laptops by the young generation along with high usage of wearable devices, headsets and headphones

The  market for audio codec is predicted to flourish  and witness remarkable progress through 2030. It is anticipated to experience considerable growth with a steady CAGR rate throughout the world.

Key Growth Factors:

Growing use of  wireless headsets, smart phones, laptops, gaming applications, smart watches and other IoT enabled devices  is improving the progress of this market resulting in high market growth.

Lifestyles changes and increasing disposable incomes  are contributing to expansions in this market as people with luxurious lifestyle prefer advanced and upgraded versions of music, voice quality, good storage space and quality communication.

Audio Codec Market

Rising demands from infotainment services  and adoption of on demand video services are creating immense growth opportunities for manufacturers in this market.

The wide applications of audio codecs such as high fidelity audio signals, outstanding voice quality, reduction in storage space, minimization of bandwidth requirements, high sustainability etc are estimated to fuel the further growth.

Key Restraints:

Lack of expertise in handling audio codec technology can significantly poise a challenge to the growing demands for audio codec systems in the market.

There is a need to optimise the component size in audio codec systems. These continuous optimizations  are expected to hamper the market progress globally.

The gradual decrease in the adoption of optical media products due to rising technological innovations is creating hurdles for the manufacturers in this market.

COVID-19 Impact:

The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on audio codec market is not much. The pandemic imposed a lot of restrictions on the manufacturers operating in this market. It had put a temporary brake in the production and distribution of audio codecs in the initial phase leading to reduced sales and profit margins. However, the market leaders have managed  to cope with the ongoing crisis by adopting numerous tactics to hold their position back in the market. They are trying hard to overcome their losses.

Online platform is used as a weapon by the marketers  to continue business operations and deal with their customers  as it is considered as a safest choice in the pandemic. This tactic is leading to rising sales of audio codec systems. The market is predicted to maintain considerable growth in the pandemic owing to shift in customer base for IoT enables services, wireless entertainment as well as communication devices like smart phones.

Region-Wise Forecast:

The market for audio codecs is witnessing expansions in China making it the largest share holder in this market throughout the world. It is predicted  that Asia Pacific will rule the global market leaving all other regions far behind. The presence of large manufacturing companies like  Lenovo, Oppo, Xiomi etc is surging the progress of this market in China. In addition, the growing addiction of youth towards wireless headphones, headsets, wearable devices, smart watches etc is providing several opportunities to the manufacturers to expand their reach and global presence. Further, the dependence of automotive companies to include audio codecs for advanced music systems and communications is increasing the growth in India and Japan.    

In addition to Asia Pacific,  U.S. and Mexico are making investments in this market owing to rising applications of audio codecs in television systems for enhanced audio experience. North America is forecasted to rise at a high CAGR rate and hold the second largest position in the market. Presence of largest mobile companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft is estimated to facilitate the progress of this market. In Canada, the gaming applications are including these audio codec systems for HD sound quality purposes for creating an attraction among the users.

Furthermore, the rising data traffic, internet penetration, changing lifestyles, addiction of wireless headphones and other music related devices is predicted to augment the market growth in Europe. Germany is estimated to grow at a steady CAGR through 2030.
Market Segmentation:

By Component:

  • Hardware (monocodec, stereo codec and multichannel codec)
  • Software  ( non-compression, lossy compression and lossless compression)

By Application:

  • Automobiles
  •  Mobile phones and tablets
  •  Desktops and laptops
  • Television and gaming
  • Headphones, headsets and wearable Devices
  • Home theatres
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

Competitive Landscape:

Audio codec market is highly fragmented with the presence of leading as well as new market players. The key focus of manufacturers in this market is to constantly bring improvisations in their offerings to gain customer attention. The leading manufacturers are incurring high expenses on the establishment of research and development institutes to bring innovations in their products and services. They are adopting strategies such as expansions,product upgradations, joint ventures, strategic alliances, partnership agreements etc to combat the rising competition and lead the market.

Some of the prominent manufacturers in this market are Cirrus Logic Incorporation, Texas Instruments Incorporation, Qualcomm Incorporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Realtek Semiconductor Corporation, Dolby Laboratories Incorporation, Analog Devices, Fraunhofer IISCompany, Technicolor SA,
Xiph Organisations, St microelectronics N.V. etc.

Among these key players, Cirrus Logic Corporation introduced low power voice capture development kit for Alexa Voice Service (AVS) featuring smart codec for voice control, echo cancellation and high quality noise suppresion to attract the customers globally for increasing their profitability. In addition, Qualcomm Corporation has launched aptX voice audio that uses bluetooth wireless technology to produce high definition and superior voice quality leading to improvement in its market presence and extented customer base.

This study provides a particularized anatomy according to the L.E.A.P mechanism

  • Latest trends and cardinal growth prospects
  • Existing and future insights in growth
  • Ascensions in technology
  • Pain points

The regional analysis offers market assays across:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study, prepared through the L.E.A.P mechanism adds a dimension of infallibility and assures precise information on all the growth dynamics.

Latest Trends and Cardinal Growth Prospects

The study assists in burnishing the knowledge of the stakeholder in terms of the emerging trends. The study provides an expansive coverage on the latest developments and novel profit-yielding sources that augur well with the market. A dedicated and determined team of experts conduct an out-and-out research on diverse aspects to offer ultimate breakthroughs in the market.

Existing and Future Insights in Growth

The interfusion of ubiquitous primary and secondary research through modern tools invites perfection and accuracy in every aspect. Primary research is circumspectly conducted through exhaustive interactions and interviews of experts. These valuable opinions are then neatly inducted in the report to allow the stakeholder for reaping the benefits. A treasure of secondary data is extracted via famed paid sources, yearly estimates and statements, renowned journals, and government documents. These sources assist in creating a robust database comprising existing and subsequent growth dynamics.

Ascensions in Technology

Diverse technological advancements and cutting-edge innovations in the market have been covered in this study to assist the stakeholder in research and development activities. Recent upgrades have also been added in the study, thus helping the stakeholder to paint the strokes of growth on the canvas of the market.

Pain Points

The study presents a plethora of challenges and obstacles that can hinder the growth of the market to allow the stakeholder to prepare their strategies accordingly.

The world ushered in the new decade with the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has damaged the growth prospects of several businesses and has crippled the entire economy. The study is in tandem with the changing dynamics of the market due to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. The study focuses on the coronavirus pandemic and analyses every aspect that impacts the growth positively or negatively.

An aerial perspective of the regions covered in this study enables the stakeholder to design strategies accordingly. The 360-degree assessment of every aspect associated with growth offers information on a rainbow of growth opportunities available across the market.

The exhaustive study motivates the stakeholder to take the 'LEAP' of faith and achieve success!

This report is the key to questions such as:

What are the prominent factors that will help in reshaping the market growth?

Which trends have the potential to bring expansive growth for the market?

What are the necessary strategies to overcome the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Which regions will emerge as champion growth contributors for the market?

Which aspects will serve as game-changers for the market?

What are the latest innovations in the market?

Which factors will hinder the growth of the market?