A Rectifier Diode is a semiconductor device which comes under active electronic component classification. Basic function of these type of diodes is to allow passage of electric current only in one direction blocking electricity flow from the other direction. Due to this property these diodes are mostly used as a polarity guard in electronic circuits to avoid the dangers of an accidental reversal of supply voltage.
One of driver which increase market of rectifier diode is for higher power efficiency. To achieve development in technology in power electronic power efficiency is consider major factor. Power efficiency is the major factor to achieve technological advances in power electronics, especially in high-power applications. Advantages of power electronics devices which help them to operate at higher power efficiency such as simplified circuits, less driving power, reverse blocking capabilities and optimum forward. Power electronics devices are used to improve operational efficiency such as in inverter systems, electric rail traction drives, solar power generators and wind power generators. Few established vendors are still engaged in the large-scale manufacturing of diode devices with operating frequency. This will likely lead to an increase in sales and volume.
The global rectifier diode market is segmented on the basis of, type, technology, application, industry vertical, and geographical region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into single-phase rectifiers and three phase rectifier. Single phase rectifier is further segmented into half-wave rectification, full-wave rectification. Three-phase rectifiers is further segmented into three-phase half-wave circuit, three-phase, full-wave circuit using center-tapped transformer, three-phase bridge rectifier uncontrolled, three-phase bridge rectifier controlled, twelve-pulse bridge. On the basis of rectification technology, the global market is segmented into electromechanical (synchronous rectifier, vibrating rectifier, motor-generator set), electrolytic, plasma type(mercury-arc, argon gas electron tube), diode vacuum tube (valve), solid state(crystal detector, selenium and copper oxide rectifiers, silicon and germanium diodes, high power thyristors (SCRs) and newer silicon-based voltage sourced converters). By application rectifier diode can be segmented into automotive electric, consumer electric, household appliances, industrial and other. By industry vertical, rectifier diode market can be segmented into healthcare, automotive, power sector, aerospace computers, defense, computer, consumer electronics, industrial, and solar. The demand for rectifier diode across numerous applications in the automotive and power sector is likely to grow expressively over the next 5 years. The power sector is at the forefront of implementing rectifier diode. The consumer electronics is expected to have largest market share during estimated period. By geographical region the global rectifier diode market is split up into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America. North America is expected to have largest market share during estimated period and is expected to witness significant growth owing to the presence of consumer electronics manufacturing in this region. The region, along with Europe, is one of the developers in adopting new technologies, which is also one of the key factors for the high CAGR in this region.
Acquisitions and Merger, new product introductions, investments, and corporations & developments are the key strategies adopted by market companies to ensure their growth in the rectified diode market. The key players are Cree Incorporated, Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Genesic Semiconductor Inc, Norstel AB, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, ROHM Co Ltd, Toshiba Corporation and United Microelectronics Corporation, Texas Instruments, Inc. (U.S.), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), ON Semiconductor Corp. (U.S.), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (The Netherland), Qualcomm, Inc. (U.S), Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (U.S.), Renesas Electronics Corp. (Japan), and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan).
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