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Power IC market records 24% downfall in 2009

Posted: 11 Jun 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power semiconductor  power IC market  MOSFET 

The power semiconductor market recorded Rs.46,638.77 crore ($10.1 billion) in 2009, down 24 per cent from 2008 which is the largest fall since the 2001 "dot com" collapse where it dropped by 22 per cent. The power modules dropped 26 per cent, and discretes 24 per cent.

IMS Research estimates the discrete power semiconductor market was worth Rs.37,403.37 crore ($8.1 billion) in 2009. Power MOSFETs and power rectifier revenues, together accounting for 74 per cent of the total, each declined approximately 25 per cent. Protected MOSFETs saw the largest decline, falling by nearly 40 per cent, though this is not surprising as over 95 per cent are bought by the automotive sector.

Supplier rankings for the discrete power IC market saw an important change in 2009; Toshiba moved from 5th place in 2008 to 1st in 2009. Josh Flood, market analyst at IMS Research, "Toshiba performed incredibly in 2009 considering the economic situation at the beginning of the year. One of the many reasons for Toshiba's strong performance was its large customer base in Asia outside Japan, where the discrete power IC market fell by only 5 per cent to 15 per cent depending on the device category."

Infineon Technologies was estimated to have increased its power IC market share to 11.1 per cent in 2009 and remained the largest supplier to the market for the seventh consecutive year. The top five suppliers were estimated to account for almost 40 per cent of the total 2009 market. IMS Research has released preliminary results for its latest report on the power semiconductor market.

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