Global Power Semiconductor Market: Snapshot
The global power semiconductor market is likely to witness steady growth on the back of introduction of fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication. 5G mobile communication is anticipated to be launched in 2018; the number of 5G mobile base stations is likely to be more than 4G base stations.
The heavy consumption of power semiconductors across several end use industries such as industrial, automotive, consumer electronics, and renewable energy among others is a key growth driver of power semiconductor market. The increasing popularity of electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and plug-in electric vehicles accounts for significant growth of automotive electronics.
As per a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global power semiconductor market will clock 5.1% CAGR over the forecast period between 2017 and 2025. At this rate, the market will become worth US$54,881.2 mn by the end of 2025.
Automotive Electronics to Remain Attractive
The report studies the global power semiconductor market on the basis of component, material, end-use, and geography. Based on component, the market has been categorized into power MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor), thyristors, rectifiers, IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor), and diode. In terms of material, the power semiconductor market is bifurcatred into silicon/germanium, SiC, and GaN.
On the basis of end use, the market is classified into automotive, industrial, telecommunication, consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, healthcare, and others. Among these, automotive electronics accounts for significant consumption of power semiconductors. The number of semiconductors in vehicles have surged with the rising adoption of electric vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles. Further, the advent of drive-by-wire or x-by-wire technologies have led to a rise in number of electric content in vehicles over mechanical vehicle parts. This helps reduce vehicle weight which is directly related to improve fuel efficiency and reduce vehicular emission.
Telecommunications is also a significant end-user of power semiconductors. The segment displays demand for RF power amplifiers and IGBTs among others. With the anticipated launch of 5G in 2018 across the world, the demand for power semiconductors is likely to receive a boost.
Driven by China, Asia Pacific to Report Strong Growth
Geographically, the report studies the global power semiconductor market with respect to North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and South America. Currently, Asia Pacific accounts for the leading consumption of power semiconductors among other key regions; the region also accounts as one of the leading exporters of power semiconductors in the world. The growth in the region is mainly attributed to China, which is a leading automotive and passenger vehicle market in the world. China is currently the leading consumer of power semiconductors; going forward, China is forecast to account as a leading exporter of power semiconductors over the forecast period. This is mainly because China is the world’s leading automotive market and leading producer of electric vehicles across the world.
Furthermore, demand for power semiconductors is increasing from renewable energy sectors in the region. For instance, solar and wind energy is used for power needs in consumer electronics, telecommunication, automotive, data communications, medical, etc.
Europe accounts as a leading consumer of power semiconductors among others in the global market. Germany is one of the leading domestic markets for power semiconductors in the region. France is another key domestic market for power semiconductors; telecommunication is a key end use segment for power semiconductor in France.
Leading players in the global power semiconductor market include Infineon Technologies AG, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., ST Microelectronics N.V., Mitsubishi Electric Group, Semikron International GmbH, and Toshiba Corporation.
Global Power Semiconductor Market: Overview
Global power semiconductor market report provide analysis for the period of 2015 – 2025, where in 2016 is taken as the base year and the period from 2017 till 2025 is the forecasted period. Data for 2015 has been included as historical information. The report covers the global power semiconductor market including drivers, restraints and opportunities anticipated to influence in the market during the said period. Global and regional factors and trends playing a significant role in the global power semiconductor market has also been covered in the study. The study provides a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of the market growth throughout the above forecasted period in terms of revenue estimates (in US$ Mn), across various geographies.
Global Power Semiconductor Market: Market Segmentation
The power semiconductor market has been segmented on the basis of component, material, end-use and geography. Based on components the market has been further classified into power MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor), rectifiers, thyristors, IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) and diode. On the basis of materials, the market is segmented into silicon/ germanium, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). In terms of various end-use the market is classified into automotive, industrial, telecommunication, consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, healthcare and others. Geographically the report classifies the global power semiconductor market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South America. We have analyzed the regions in terms of revenue. Region wise prominent countries covered in the report include the following – the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, China, Japan, South Korea, India, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina.
The report also covers the global power semiconductor market attractiveness analysis by components, by materials, by end-use and by region. Additionally market attractiveness of each of the regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MEA and South America are also covered by components, by materials, by end-use and by country. Market attractiveness compare a segment’s attractiveness in the market on the basis of CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) and market share index.
Global Power Semiconductor Market: Market Dynamics
Rising production of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles across the world is increasing the demand of power semiconductor devices such as IGBTs. IGBTs are the largest segment of the global automotive power semiconductor market. IGBT is a switch that connects directly into the electric motor of electric or hybrid electric vehicles. Globally China is the largest market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles followed by the U.S., Japan, France, the U.K., Germany, etc. Other than electric vehicles, rising demand for connected cars, self-driving cars, fuel-efficient vehicles, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assisted System) expected to boost the demand for power semiconductors during the forecasted period.
Rising demand for renewable energy such as wind, solar and hydroelectricity is subsequently increasing the demand for power semiconductor devices. Renewable energy generation requires power semiconductors for optimized power generation and network interconnection. Major power semiconductors deployed in renewable energy generation are IGBTs and IGCTs (Integrated Gate Commutated Thyristors). Power semiconductors facilitates in reducing these loss of power during transmission of power to grid. Similarly, thyristors are utilized to reduce power loss in transmission. Power semiconductors are also deployed in cooling capacity in renewable energy sources. Thus, the rise in demand for renewable energy is increasing the demand for power semiconductors such as IGBT and IGCT.
There is an increasing demand for wide band gap (WBG) semiconductor materials such as SiC, GaN, AlN (Aluminum Nitride), BN(Boron Nitride), etc. to manufacture power semiconductor products. WBG semiconductor materials have better thermal conductivity, high mobility of electrons, etc. than normal semiconductor materials like Si or Ge. Thus an increasing number of power semiconductor devices are being made of SiC and GaN.
Global Power Semiconductor Market: Competitive Landscape
The report also includes competition landscape which includes market share analysis of major players in the global power semiconductor market based on their 2016 revenues and profile of major players. Company profiles include company overview, significant strategies adopted, SWOT analysis and market revenue from 2014 till 2016 (public companies). The major players profiled in the global power semiconductor market includes Infineon Technologies AG, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd, ST Microelectronics N.V., Mitsubishi Electric Group, Semikron International GmbH and Toshiba Corporation.
The global power semiconductor market is segmented as below:
Global Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Market, By Component
- Power MOSFET
Global Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Market, By Material
- Silicon/ Germanium
- Silicon Carbide (SiC)
- Gallium Nitride (GaN)
Global Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Market, By End-use
- Consumer Electronics
- Aerospace & Defense
Global Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Market, By Geography
- North America
- The U.S.
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
- South America
- Rest of South America