About Power Transistor
A transistor is a semiconductor device that is used to switch or amplify electrical signals. Power transistors, as the name indicates, carry or dissipate more power than smaller transistors. They improve the switch performance and efficiency while enhancing system reliability, thereby increasing the power efficiency of electronic products while ensuring little or no power loss. Power transistors are used in both low- and high-voltage applications in sectors such as automotive, consumer electronics, and power and energy. For example, an infotainment system in a car, such as the radio, in-dash screen, and CD player, requires a power transistor to ensure proper power distribution between the different devices. Each device has a specific and different power requirement and the power transistor ensures the correct power is sent to these devices.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global power transistor market to grow at a CAGR of 5.49% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global power transistor market for the period 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sale of the following power transistors:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Power Transistor Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Power Transistor Market: Fairchild Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, International Rectifier, Mitsubishi Electric, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Toshiba.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Cuprite, Champion Microelectronic, Diodes, Linear Integrated Systems, NXP Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Renesas Electronics, Semikron, Torex Semiconductors and Vishay.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The shift towards renewable energy sources to conserve electricity has accelerated the use of power transistors in renewable energy systems. The use of GaN semiconductors in solar power systems and electric vehicles can save considerable power.”
According to the report, the greatest advantage of power transistors is their small size, as it allows them to be used in almost any electronic device. Global chip-making vendors such as Intel and TSMC are carrying out R&D activities that will result in shrinking the transistor by half or even more. Chip manufacturers are continuously looking at reducing the size of transistors so that they can be used across products with a smaller form factor.
Further, the report states that the cyclical demand variations in the end-user markets and the industry-wide supply fluctuations pose a serious challenge to the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Fairchild Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, International Rectifier, Mitsubishi Electric, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Cuprite, Champion Microelectronic, Diodes, Linear Integrated Systems, NXP Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Renesas Electronics, Semikron, Torex Semiconductors, Vishay.