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Global Power Transistor Market 2016-2020

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:

  • Low-voltage FETs
  • Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules
  • RF or microwave transistors
  • High-voltage FETs
  • IGBT transistors
  • Others, which include bipolar and Darlington
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Power Transistor Market 2016-2020, 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
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Infineon Technologies
  • International Rectifier
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toshiba
Other prominent vendors
  • Cuprite
  • Champion Microelectronic
  • Diodes
  • Linear Integrated Systems
  • NXP Semiconductor
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Semikron
  • Torex Semiconductors
  • Vishay
Market driver
  • Small size and low cost of power transistors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Cyclical nature of semiconductor industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Shift toward renewable energy
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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 Release

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.

Companies Mentioned

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.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Report overview
    • Key vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Technology landscape
    • Technological landscape
      • Table Basic power transistor
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global power transistor market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global power transistor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Market share of product types in 2015
      • Table Share of types of power transistors 2015
    • Market share of product types in 2020
      • Table Share of types of power transistors 2020
    • Low- voltage FET power transistors
      • Table Low-voltage FET power transistor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • IGBT modules power transistor market
      • Table IGBT modules power transistor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • RF and microwave power transistor market
      • Table RF or microwave power transistor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • High-voltage FET power transistor market
      • Table High-voltage FET power transistor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • IGBT power transistor market
      • Table IGBT power transistor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Other power transistor market
      • Table other power transistor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographic distribution in 2015
      • Table Geographic distribution of power transistors 2015
    • Geographic distribution in 2020
      • Table Geographic distribution of power transistors 2020
    • Power transistor market in APAC
      • Table Power transistor market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Power transistor market in EMEA
      • Table Power transistor market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Power transistor market in Americas
      • Table Power transistor market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billion)
  • Key leading countries
    • Major countries in power transistor market
      • Table Key leading countries
    • China
    • Japan
  • Market drivers
    • Small size and low cost of power transistors
    • Demand for power-efficient electronic products
    • Increased outsourcing to Asia
    • Durable nature of power transistors
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Cyclical nature of semiconductor industry
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1992-2014 ($ billions)
    • Leakage issues in transistors
      • Table Transistor leakage chart (maximum leakage for decent transistors)
    • Declining demand for notebooks
    • Poor load-bearing capacity and aftermarket sales
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Shift toward renewable energy
    • Implementation of Internet of Things
    • Development of GaN transistors
    • Use of tunnel transistors to meet power needs of future chips
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key recommendations for vendors and investors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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