Status of the Power Electronics Industry 2019

Yole Développement

Long term growth of the power electronics market is driving 300mm wafer-based production.

What’s new

  • Update on power electronics wafer level market from 2018 to 2024
  • Update on power electronics’ major discrete and module segments, specifically IGBT and MOSFET, from 2018 to 2024
  • Updated global SiC and GaN markets
  • Forecast comparison for discretes and modules by type of device and material
  • Update of power electronics inverter market from 2018 to 2024
  • Market and technology trends for each power electronics application
  • Company revenues in 2018
  • Power electronics player ranking and landscape analysis for 2018
  • Analysis of the latest M&A activity
  • Overview of technology status for power electronics
  • Focus on packaging trends
  • Wide band gap update

Key features of the report

  • The power device market expanded by 13.9% in 2018 compared to 2017, leading to a second consecutive high growth year in the power electronics market after a couple of flat years
  • The power electronics semiconductor market reached $17.5B in 2018, not including power ICs
  • In 2018 there was a shortage of 200mm wafers arising from high demand for power electronics devices
  • 2019 started positively, but customer demand is falling because major customers still have device inventory from last year
  • Main players are investing in enlarging their manufacturing capabilities, investing in 300mm fabs for power devices
  • The IGBT and MOSFET markets will continue to increase but part of the market will go to SiC, especially when talking about modules for EV/ HEV. However, SiC remains small compared to the Silicon market, still accounting for less than a 10% share by 2024
  • The power module market is expected to increase its share in coming years compared to discrete devices

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