San Francisco, California, June 02, 2017: The power discrete market is expected to advance at a quick pace, by virtue of widespread application in multiple domains including defense, alternative energy, communication, power solutions, commercial aviation, medical and automotive sectors. With the insatiable demand for energy across the globe, several countries are ramping up their power grid infrastructures. Modern-day power grids are thus designed to produce, transmit, and distribute more power, apart from monitoring the power consumption of every end user. As a result, the global power discrete market is likely to bear fruitful opportunities.
A power discrete device is a kind of semiconductor device used as a switch in power electronics. For example, a switch-mode power supply is a type of power discrete device that consists of a switching regulator for converting electrical power efficiently. It is designed so as to cut down on DC voltage. The growth of the global power discrete market is also ensured by the escalating need for insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) devices. With a number of end users opting for discrete silicone-based insulated-gate bipolar transistors, the further growth of power electronics is inevitable.
On the contrary, the global market for power discrete devices can face key bottlenecks due to factors such as Eurozone debt crisis, slow economic growth in the U.S., and the occurrence of natural calamities in countries such as Japan. However, the global market for power discrete can overcome these hurdles by tapping the vast ocean of opportunities located in developing countries.
The global power discrete market can be segmented by application and type of device. By type of device, the global market for power discrete devices can be segmented into metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET), insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), silicon carbide (SiC), thyristors, and gallium nitride (GaN). Based on application, the global market for power discrete devices can be categorized into medical, automotive, lighting, cellular handsets, consumer, and infrastructure.
By geography, the global power discrete market can be segmented into Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America. Ripe opportunities await the market players in Asia-Pacific. The demand is being driven by a prosperous automotive industry that commands a massive portion of the overall energy consumption. North America and Europe are likely to represent major chunks of global power discrete market over the forthcoming period.
Infineon Technologies, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Siward Crystal Technology, Tongfang Guoxin Electronics, Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., Vishay Intertechnology Inc., and Toshiba Corp. are some prominent market players operating in the global market for power discrete systems.