Market For Semiconductor Devices To Post $20B In 2012, SiC-Based Devices Show Aggressive Penetration
Demand for lighter, smaller, cheaper and more efficient systems jumpstarts an evolution of new semiconductor technologies
Farmington, CT /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Conversion and motion amidst the power electronics industry has increased demand for lighter/smaller, cheaper and more efficient systems. This shift begins at the semiconductor level. Four technologies are best suited to handle the new system requirement: silicon IGBT, Super Junction (SJ) MOSFETs, Gllium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) -based devices. IGBTs are expected to account for $1.6 billion in the medium to high voltage sector, while SJ MOSFETs are estimated to reach $567 million by the end of 2012. While global market revenue for SiC-based semiconductor devices will only account for 1% of the total market for semiconductor devices, the SiC sector is forecasted to grow 37% per year to reach $5.34 billion by the end of the next decade through aggressive market penetration. Yole Developpement, in partnership with Global Information Inc. is pleased to present two new reports on the global market for semiconductors and power devices. The first report, Status of the Power Electronics Industry, highlights the trends of the disruptive power semiconductors technology and market. The second report, Power Fabs Database 2012, presents a global picture of today's power electronics manufacturing industry. Stay ahead of competitors and be the first to access Power Fabs Database 2012 when it's officially released on September 30 and for a limited time, save 10% on the report by pre-purchasing by September 3, 2012.
Status of the Power Electronics Industry
In 2012, the market for semiconductor devices (discrete, modules and ICs) dedicated to the power electronics industry will reach $20 billion. With applications as diversified as hybrid cars, PV inverters, lighting, energy, and voltage ranging from a few volts to a few thousands volts, power electronics is and will remain one of the most attractive branches of the semiconductor industry over the next decade.
While SJ MOSFETs see new players and foundry service suppliers, the IGBT dies' industry is getting consolidated by the presence of large players involved in many applications, such as Infineon, Mitsubishi Electric and Fuji. However, IGBT (and SJ MOSFET) modules business is increasing and we see new players entering to provide solutions for cooling, interconnections, substrates, packaging, and gel.
On the other hand, the SiC industry, which has been led by CREE, is now an interesting playground for newplayers. With access to lower cost material, the SiC industry now has the possibility to ramp up and get organized. However, apart from the PFC business, technological capabilities of SiC show that it will surely be dedicated to high power/voltage applications. Last but not least, SiC companies have appeared in China, which will definitely provide competition and tougher access to local markets.
In this report, Yole Développement provides a complete breakdown of 1) market forecasts and player shares depending on the application, 2) the voltage range and the geography for power discrete and modules, and 3) wafers used for power semiconductor device manufacturing. The report describes how each of the four key industries is doing, how they interact between each other and how they will evolve in the future, and what type of market we will see. In addition, supply chain questions and how business will be segmented are answered. The power electronics industry has great growth potential, mostly driven by energy (production, distribution, consumption) which is open and accessible, even for small players.
An Executive Summary of this analysis, full table of contents, and a free sample of the full report are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/yd247212-status-power-electronics-industry.html
Power Fabs Database 2012
Yole's power fab database is a unique tool that provides a complete overview of all the power electronics manufacturers in the world. The database provides the most comprehensive information about worldwide manufacturers, including Chinese and Eastern European companies, with production type, status and capacity. The data presented is the most up-to-date from Yole Developpement's power electronics team, collected through our large contact base, as well as through extensive access to publications and exhibitions.
Use the included graphs or make you own analysis of the power semiconductor fab landscape; more than 350 players in power electronics are identified worldwide, with statistics, graphs and pivot tables for your custom analysis!
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A free sample of the database is available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/yd164662-power-fab-database.html
About Global Information Inc. Global Information (GII) (http://www.giiresearch.com) is an information service company partnering with over 300 research companies around the world. Global Information has been in the business of distributing technical and market research for more than 25 years. Expanded from its original headquarters in Japan, Global Information now has offices in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Europe and the United States.
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