About GaN semiconductor devices
GaN is a wide band gap semiconductor material. Its properties such as saturation velocity and high breakdown voltage make it an apt choice for high power applications in high-voltage switching devices such as radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers. The usage of GaN in semiconductor devices is cost-effective compared to silicon and gallium arsenide. GaN semiconductor devices are smaller, lighter, tougher, and more efficient than silicon semiconductor devices and are hence used to replace silicon in semiconductor devices. These devices find applications across several sectors such as defense and aerospace, consumer electronics, ICT, and automotive.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global GaN semiconductor devices market to grow at a CAGR of 20.77% in terms of revenue over the period 2014-2019.
Covered in this report
This report covers the current scenario and growth prospects of the global GaN semiconductor devices market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated through the sales of GaN semiconductor devices worldwide. However, the report does not take into consideration the following while calculating the market size:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global GaN Semiconductor Devices Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global GaN Semiconductor Devices Market: Avago, Cree, GaN Systems, Infineon, OSRAM, and Qorvo.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bridgelux, Efficient Power Conversion, Gallia Semiconductor, Nichia, NXP Semiconductors, Panasonic Semiconductors, and Toyoda Gosei.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The applications of GaN are expanding significantly across various sectors, especially in the automobile sector. The evolution of EVs and HEVs is driving the demand for GaN power semiconductors in this sector.”
According to the report, with modernization of defense equipment, the demand for high-powered semiconductor devices is driving the demand for GaN semiconductors.
Further, the report states that GaN semiconductor technology is a niche technology; therefore, the availability of trained professionals in this domain is not in line with the demand.
Avago, Cree, GaN Systems, Infineon, OSRAM, Qorvo, Bridgelux, Efficient Power Conversion, Gallia Semiconductor, Nichia, NXP Semiconductors, Panasonic Semiconductors, Toyoda Gosei.