ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Digital Power Management ICs markets. Global market for Digital Power Management ICs is forecast to reach US$4.5 billion by 2020, driven by rising use of digital power solutions across various power system designs. Digital power management ICs (DPMIC) are capable of performing several functions including power management, power conversion, and communication by using a digital feedback loop.
Power management is carried out within and on-board the converter. Select on-board functions performed by digital power management ICs include power system configuration, voltage sequencing, and fault monitoring. Functions within power converter include digital implementation of PWM (pulse width modulator) for controlling energy flow for each cycle. DPMIC’s significant advantages over their analog counterparts in terms of level of performance and efficiency in adapting, controlling and rectifying power current are helping drive the market’s strong evolution.
Demand for digital power management IC’s is intrinsically linked to the level of semiconductor device manufacturing activity, which in turn is largely influenced by the health of the electronic devices manufacturing sector. The market as a result remains vulnerable to fast-changing technology, short product life cycles, and rapid obsolescence of semiconductor devices. Periods of economic slowdown such as the 2007-2009 economic recession slowed down demand for electronic devices, which in turn impacted market prospects for semiconductor devices and digital power management IC’s. The market however made a strong rebound in the year 2010 and current growth is driven by increasing demand for and production of electronic devices.
The market is also expected to be driven by robust growth in numerous application areas such as computer networks, telecommunications and data communications all of which require management of multiple voltage rails and high power. Technology developments aimed at enhancing cost-effectiveness and product performance will benefit market prospects in the coming years. Auto tuning and auto compensation are significant developments in digital control technology. Load shedding, dimming and developing lighting automation are all likely to propel the implementation of digital control methods in ballast technology. New digital product architectures and designs are likely to be developed that emphasize on more accurate current and voltage regulation. Growing acceptance in the mainstream desktop, graphic and server markets is also expected to push adoption.
As stated by the new market research report on Digital Power Management ICs, Asia-Pacific represents the largest market worldwide. The region also represents the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 34.1% over the analysis period. Large population base, rising levels of disposable income, rapidly growing semiconductor manufacturing industry and favorable government initiatives have established Asia as the world’s largest supplier as well as consumer of electronic products. China is a major contributor to the consumption as well as supply of power management ICs supported by low production costs, rising levels of literacy, and presence of efficient infrastructure facilities.
Key players covered in the report include Analog Devices Inc., Ericsson Power Modules AB, Exar Corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, International Rectifier Corporation, Intersil Corporation, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products Inc., Micrel Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., Power-One Inc., Silicon Laboratories Inc., Skyworks Solutions Inc., Qualcomm Incorporated, and Texas Instruments Incorporated, among others.
The research report titled “Digital Power Management ICs – Global Strategic Business Report”, provides a comprehensive review of market trends, growth drivers, technological trends, major challenges, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, the UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific) and Rest of World. Key end-use markets analyzed in the report include Electronics; Data Communications, Computer Networks & Telecommunications; and Other Application Types.
Digital Power Management ICs Market Report
Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Digital Power Management ICs – Global Strategic Business Report.