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Global IGCT Market 2017-2021

Global IGCT Market 2017-2021

About IGCT

IGCT can be described as a power semiconductor electronic device that is used in industrial equipment to switch electric current. IGCT is related to the gate turn-off (GTO) thyristor, a special type of thyristor, which is a high-power semiconductor device. Like the GTO thyristor, IGCT is a power switch that is fully controllable, i.e., it can be turned both on and off by its control terminal (the gate).Technavio’s analysts forecast the global IGCT market to grow at a CAGR of 6.04% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global IGCT market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers shipments, sales, volume, and value.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global IGCT Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ABB
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Mitsubishi Electric
Other prominent vendors
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Tianjin Century Electronics
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for power electronic devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased demand for silica gel coating
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Releases

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global IGCT Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global IGCT market: ABB, Infineon Technologies, and Mitsubishi Electric.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ON Semiconductor, and Tianjin Century Electronics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increased demand for silica gel coating. A growing trend among IGCTs is silica gel coating. Silica gel is used as a coolant in as IGCTs generate a lot of heat during operations. This is done to avoid disconnection between the IGCT chip, and the bonding wire. The environmental temperature of the IGCT chips should be kept in the range of -40⁰C to 55⁰C.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing demand for power electronic devices. Power ICs are commonly used for high-frequency range, high power amplification, and microwave radiation applications. The growth of power ICs in fields such as industrial, ICT, and aerospace and defense applications can be attributed to several high-power and high-frequency applications such as radio frequency (RF) communication, high-frequency wireless communication, satellite communication, and electronic warfare.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor materials. WBG semiconductor materials are materials that allow devices to perform at high voltages, high temperatures, and high switching frequencies. WBG materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) have good thermal conductivity, and these can be exploited in power semiconductor devices. These WBG materials are considered more efficient than the existing silicon devices because operating at high temperature eradicates the need for outer cooling, and higher switching frequencies result in lesser noise.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, Infineon Technologies, Mitsubishi Electric, ON Semiconductor, and Tianjin Century Electronics.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Comparison of advantages, disadvantages, and applications of GTO, IGBT, and IGCT
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global IGCT market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global IGCT market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global IGCT market by application
      • Table Global IGCT market by application
      • Table Global IGCT market by application 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Converters
      • Table Global IGCT market by converters 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global IGCT market by converters: Segmentation by type 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Growth rate of installed capacity of wind power worldwide from 1997-2016
    • Industrial drives
      • Table Global IGCT market by industrial drives application 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table IGCT used in different industrial drives 2016
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global IGCT market by geography
      • Table Global IGCT market by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global IGCT market by geography 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • APAC
      • Table IGCT market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global electric vehicle sales 2011-2016 (units in thousands)
    • EMEA
      • Table IGCT market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Americas
      • Table IGCT market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Monthly unit sales of automobiles in the US Jan 2013-Nov 2016 (millions)
  • Decision Framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global installed capacity of renewable energy sources 2012-2016
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Availability of next generation of IGCT with high power technology
    • Increased demand for silica gel coating
    • Full integration with bi-mode gate commutated thyristor (BGCT)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Percentage share of the key vendors in the market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ABB
    • Infineon Technologies
      • Table Recent developments: Infineon Technologies
    • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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