Global sales of digital power semiconductors are set to increase to $821 million in 2013, up from $127 million in 2008, according to iSuppli Corp. The most rapid growth will be in DCPs.
According to iSuppli, the digital power semiconductor market consists of two types of products: Digital Power Managers (DPMs) and Digital Controllers of Power (DCPs).
Global revenue from shipments of DCPs are set to rise to $236 million in 2013, up from just $16 million in 2008.
DPMs are devices that manage the overall functioning of the power system and the power supplies within it. DCPs are controllers that use digital techniques to control the power-switching functions within a power supply unit.
iSuppli identifies semiconductor manufacturers jockeying for position in the DCP market via the acquisition and purchase of assets.
The power management market is analyzed in Digital Power: Is It Still Alive?
Sounds like the PM market is alive and well.