Power Electronics

Date of Publication: Jun 1, 2016

The commercial battle for next-generation power semiconductors is evolving. IGBTs, SiC and other technologies are geared for the niche-oriented markets at 1,700 volts and higher. But what is the best technology for the larger 600- and 1,200-volt markets? both super-junction MOSFETs and IGBTs are ramping up on 300mm wafers, making them less expensive than GaN and SiC. In comparison, SiC MOSFETs are ramping up on 100mm wafers, while GaN-on-silicon is running on 150mm substrates. This report analyzes and forecasts the traditional power semiconductor market as well as next generation devices.  Market shares of vendors by type are presented.

Date of Publication: Jun 1, 2016
The high price of oil in the past few years has been a catalyst for development in other alternative energy sources. Semiconductor technology surrounding the alternative energy markets includes advanced IGBT design, optoelectronics, advanced power conversion ICs, digital signal processing, MCUs, and advanced mixed signal and analog circuits.  This report discussed the potential for these products to be the next killer green application.

Date of Publication: May 20, 2016

The thin films market has thus evolved over the past few years alongside developments in the electronics and semiconductor industries. Photovoltaics (PV) is the major technology that has historically made the most use of thin films, and today dominates the market, accounting for more than 85% of the market share. The thin film batteries market, though smaller in size, is expected to witness robust growth during the forecast period. Our goal is to examine traditional and alternative energy technologies to determine the use, if any, of thin films in their fabrication and operation. Thin films are often applied to reduce the cost of product fabrication, improve performance and provide more flexibility in product design. In addition, they are environmentally benign. The geographical regions covered under the scope of the report include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world (RoW). The study covers major countries such as the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, Italy, U.K., China, India, Australia, Singapore, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Japan and Germany, among others. The present market size and market forecast through 2021 are provided in the report.

Date of Publication: May 13, 2016
According to the new market research report "Power Management IC (PMIC) Market by Product (Linear Regulator, Switching Regulator, Voltage References, Battery Management IC, Energy Management IC, LED Driver IC, POE Controller, Wireless Charging IC), Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", the power management IC (PMIC) market is estimated to reach USD 34.86 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 8.08% between 2016 and 2022. The increasing applications of PMICs in various sectors such as consumer electronics, wearable electronics, automotive, healthcare, industrial & retail, and building control are driving the growth of the PMIC market.

Date of Publication: May 9, 2016

This report covers the major segments of the market, namely, driving method (constant current LED driver and constant voltage LED driver), luminaire type (A-type, T-lamps, reflectors, decorative lamps, integral LED modules), end-user application (commercial lighting, industrial lighting, residential lighting, outdoor & traffic lighting and others), and geography. The report provides the competitive landscape of key players, including their growth strategies to enhance their position in the LED driver market for lighting. The report also provides the profiles of the key companies in the LED driver market for lighting including Osram GmbH (Germany), Harvard Engineering (U.K.), Texas Instruments (U.S.), Maxim Integrated (U.S.), Macroblock Inc. (Taiwan), Atmel Corporation (U.S.), General Electric (U.S.), Cree, Inc. (U.S.), ROHM Semiconductors (Japan), ON Semiconductor (U.S.), and AC Electronics (U.S.). The global LED driver market for lighting is expected to reach USD 24.98 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 26.3% between 2016 and 2022. 

Date of Publication: May 2, 2016

Globally, supercapacitor is primarily applied to consumer electronics and transportation, which made up 47% and 29% of total supercapacitor consumption respectively in 2015. The demand for supercapacitor from transportation, particularly electric vehicles, has risen rapidly and is expected to account for roughly 41% in 2020, becoming the largest application field of supercapacitor. The United States, Russia, and Japan have always topped the global supercapacitor market and led technological level in the world. Major companies include U.S. Maxwell Technologies, Japanese NEC-Tokin and Panasonic, Russian Econd and ELIT, and South Korean NessCap.

Date of Publication: Apr 22, 2016
This broad-ranging introductory report on supercapacitors and supercabatteries has up to date ten year forecasts and analysis of market, applications, technology, patent and profit trends and the manufacturers and researchers involved.