RF Power Amp Market AnalysisRelated Terms:
The RF power amplifier market is fiercely competitive. OEM’s favor the top suppliers because of their proven reliability for a part that is a small and shrinking percentage of devices’ overall bill of materials. Even if ParkerVision is able to achieve one or more design wins, this market normally has a 1.5 to 2 year lag from first sample (2006?) to volume shipments, so that early 2008 is the absolute best case for meaningful revenue from a D2P product. In order to sell millions of RF chips, ParkerVision will need to ramp its spending again, so that we predict an increase in the company current projected net loss to increase from a projection of $15M to an actual loss of $20M in 2006. At ParkerVision’s estimated cash flow of negative $20 million per year, they will need to raise at least $40 million of new capital to realize their D2P strategy.
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