Chip resistors, which are popularly known as surface mount devices (SMD) are mounted directly on a printed circuit boards (PCB) used for maintaining DC or AC current flow at a certain level inside an electronic circuit. These chips are usually square or rectangle in shape. The primary resistance elements of chip resistors are SiO2 (silicon dioxide), RuO2 (Ruthenium (iv) oxide) and CuNi (cupronickel). The primary resistance components that help the formation of products with high resistance, low resistance, ultralow resistance, anti-sulfur and array resistance properties. Resistance chips have a fixed resistance or can be variable up-to a certain limit. Additionally, it is a passive component in an electric circuit, these resistors could only be used for reducing or maintaining voltage and not increase it. Furthermore, these chip resistors are used for home appliance such as digital TV’s, cameras and audio devices as well as general electronic equipment and communication devices such as digital tuners, smartphones, tablet, PCs, MP3 player and general SMPs. Moreover, the chip resistors are available as per different criteria such as resistance, size, tolerance, TCR and power rating.

Owing to the space efficiency of the chip resistors as compared to the discrete encapsulated resistors and its user friendliness in multiple applications it is anticipated to grow on a significant CAGR over the forecast period. However, the factors such as significant growth of quantum devices and the rising adoption of more minute resistors such as nanoscale resistors are anticipated to refrain the growth of the global chip resistor market. Furthermore, the significant use of chip resistors in cloud computing and the growing market for cloud computing in multiple industry verticals across the globe can have a significantly positive impact on the global chip resistor market over the forecast period. Additionally, the prominence of consumer electronics industry in major Asia Pacific economies such as China and Japan are suggested to be of crude potential for the growth of the chip resistor market owing to its heavy use in consumer electronics devices. Additionally, the rising focus by government bodies on lead-free components for more environment friendly electronic devices is suggested to further boost the growth of chip resistor market over the forecast period.

The global chip resistor market can be segmented into three segments namely type, thickness and regions. As per the type segment the chip resistor market can be further divided into four sub segments namely-general resistors, current sensing resistors, anti-sulfur resistors and array resistors. General resistors are suggested to hold a significant share owing to its wider scope of application in consumer electronics. Furthermore, as per the thickness segment the global chip resistor market can be divided into two sub segments namely-thick film chip resistors and thin-film chip resistors. The thick film chip resistors are cheap as compared to its counterpart. However, the thin film chip resistors provide higher accuracy as compared to thick film chip resistors. As per the regional segment the chip resistor market can be divided amongst five regions namely North America, South America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Asia Pacific is suggested to have a significant share of the global chip resistor market over the forecast period.

Owing to its significant adoption in multiple application the chip resistor market is consisting of multiple leading players. Some of them are Murata Manufacturing, Panasonic Corporation, ROHM Semiconductor, Vishay Intertechnology, TE Connectivity, Bourns, Arcol, Ohmite Mfg Co, KOA Speer Electronics and Viking Tech Corporation.

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