El Segundo, Calif. Market research firm iSuppli Corp. projects the global power management semiconductor market to grow significantly over the next few years, driven in part by rising demand from portable electronic equipment manufacturers.
Worldwide revenue shipments of power management semiconductors will reach $39.9 billion in 2011 from $24.98 billion in 2006 for a 59.6 percent increase. Power management devices include voltage regulators, power management ASICs and application-specific standard products (ASSPs), rectifiers, thyristors and power transistors.
"As sales of portable products like portable media players (PMPs) and mobile handsets continue to rise, and the battery-life requirements for such devices continue to toughen, demand is rising for more sophisticated power management solutions," said Marijana Vukicevic, senior analyst for iSuppli, in a statement. "This is a major factor behind the
expected expansion of the power semiconductor market over the next few
iSuppli will hold a Webinar event called "Power Demand in Portable Equipment" on August 8, 2007. It will be hosted by Vukicevic. Topics include expected sales growth for key portable products, trends in power consumption for portable products and major suppliers of power management semiconductors.