SAN JOSE, Calif. - Comprising of ICs and discretes, power management semiconductors are projected to generate sales of $31.4 billion in 2010, up 39.9 percent from $22.4 billion in 2009, according to iSuppli Corp.
In 2009, the power management chip market declined by 15.8 percent. “Growth was solid for the first half of the year, marked by an exceptionally robust first quarter, due mainly to demand in the industrial and communication markets, as well as to deliveries that had been pushed to the start of this year after the component shortages of late 2009,” said Marijana Vukicevic, principal analyst for power management at iSuppli, in a statement.
“Revenue will continue to expand into the third quarter, iSuppli data show, after which the market will slow as the year ends, in keeping with normal seasonal patterns,'' Vukicevic said. ''For the second half of the year, growth will be propelled by demand in the consumer electronics, wireless and data processing sectors, reflecting the overall improvement of the Consumer Confidence Index. Prices, however, are likely to increase as backlogs ease at the backend, and some time will be needed before supply catches up with demand.”
Among the various types of power management semiconductors, the fastest growth will take place among power MOSFETs. From 2009 to 2014, power MOSFET revenue will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 20.8 percent, according to iSuppli.
Within the power MOSFET group, the best performer will be low-voltage discretes. It has an CAGR of 25.6 percent during the same period of time with forecasted revenue by 2014 of $4.9 billion, iSuppli data show.
Several markets will contribute to the growth of low-voltage power MOSFETs, including wired communications, consumer, automotive and industrial.