Power Discrete and Modules Market Outlook - 2026
The global power discrete and modules market size was valued at $20.75 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach $35.92 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2019 to 2026. Power module, also known as power electronic module, offers physical containment for several power components, usually power semiconductor devices, while discrete power supply allows more customization to the application. As compared to discrete power, the power packages offer higher power density and are more reliable in many cases.
Power MOSFET is an acronym for “Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor” and can be defined as a power semiconductor that is used as an electronic switch device to control the loads as per requirement. Power devices can attain extremely low resistance and high-frequency switching. These properties are exploited in high-efficiency power supplies, electric vehicle (EV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), photovoltaic inverters, and RF switching. These devices are applicable in power supplies for server, IT equipment, high efficiency & stable power supplies, and EV & HEV devices.
The prominent factor that drive the power discrete and modules market growth include increase in demand for power electronics modules across various industry verticals such as aerospace, medical, and defense; plays a crucial role in increasing adoption of SiC power devices. Furthermore, increase in emphasis on power saving; and growth in demand for electric vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles also contribute to the power discrete and modules market growth across the globe. Power electronics provide control and conversion of electrical power effectively and efficiently.
Moreover, growth in demand for SiC-based photovoltaic cells in developing countries, including China, Brazil, and India, fuels the growth of SiC-based power devices. One of the major restraints associated with this market is the lack of availability of GaN material. Nonetheless, the government in developing economies is investing in HVDC and smart grid and technological advancement in power MOSFET, which is anticipated to provide lucrative opportunities for the power discrete and modules market.
The power discrete and modules market is segmented on the basis of type, component, material, industry vertical, and region. Based on type, it is classified into power discrete and power module, among which power modules dominated the market in terms of revenue in 2018, and is anticipated to follow same trend during forecast period, owing to its unmatched efficiency and durability.
Power Discrete segment is projected to grow at a significant CAGR of 8.2% during 2019 - 2026
By component, the market is categorized into thyristor, diode, rectifier, MOSFET, IGBT, and other. The IGBT segment is projected to grow at highest CAGR during forecast period.
IGBT segment holds a dominant position in 2018 and would continue to maintain the lead with a highest rate during the forecast period
By material, it is classified into SiC, GaN, and others, the GaN material segment dominated the market share in 2018. However, the SiC based components are expected to witness noteworthy growth in coming years.
SiC segment would exhibit the highest CAGR of 11.1% during 2019 - 2026
By industry vertical, the market is divided into telecommunication; industrial; automotive; renewable; consumer & enterprise; military, defense, and aerospace; and medical. The telecommunication segment dominated the market in 2018, owing to increase in demand for high speed internet, which has led to development of an entirely new wireless infrastructure called 5G, which provides lucrative opportunity for the adoption of SiC power devices in telecommunication industry.
By Industry Vertical
Automotive segment would exhibit the highest CAGR of 9.5% during 2019 - 2026
The power discrete and modules market trends are analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2018, Asia-Pacific region secured highest revenue share in the market, owing to availability of huge power stations for high voltage power, increase in demand for power modules, and growth in population.
Asia-Pacific segment holds a dominant position in 2018 and is expected to grow at a highest CAGR of 7.4% during the 2019 - 2026
Top Impacting Factors
The significant impacting factors for the power discrete and modules market include increase in demand of power electronics modules across various industry verticals, rise in emphasis on power saving, and growth in demand for electric vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles. However, lack of availability of GaN material restrains the market growth. Moreover, advent of government initiatives in HVDC and smart grid and technological advancement in power MOSFET is expected to provide power discrete and modules opportunities for during the forecast period.
The key players operating in the power discrete and modules market include Infineon Technologies AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Texas Instruments, ROHM Semiconductors, and Semtech Corporation. These key players have adopted strategies, such as product portfolio expansion, mergers & acquisitions, agreements, geographical expansion, and collaborations to enhance their position in the market.
For instance, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, one the prominent player in power discrete and modules market launched high-performance intelligent power module (IPM) in 2019. This product enables the air conditioners, washing machines, and various small-capacity motor drives to reduce motor noise and consume less power. Furthermore, NXP Semiconductor launched RF power multi-chip module (MCM) for 5G Massive MIMO applications and i.MX RT1170 family of crossover MCUs to enhance its business capabilities in power discrete and modules market.
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Power Discrete and Modules Market Report Highlights
By Industry Vertical
Key Market Players
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Renesas Electronics, Texas Instruments, Infineon Technologies AG, Toshiba Corporation, Semtech Corporation, NXP Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, ON Semiconductor, ROHM Semiconductors
Increase in demand for silicon carbide power devices plays a revolutionary role in the power discrete and module market. The current business scenario has been witnessing an increase in demand for power electronics modules across various industry verticals, particularly in the developed regions such as the U.S., Europe, and China. Companies in this industry have been launching a variety of products, such as silicon carbide Schottky barrier diodes and power MOSFETs, owing to their growing usage in photovoltaic inverters, industrial motor drives, and electro-mobility.
There has been increase in adoption of power devices in power electronics as they can be operated at higher voltages and higher temperatures as compared to traditional silicon semiconductors devices. There is lesser power loss and reduction in the size of power circuits with the usage of these SiC devices. With rise in usage of electric vehicles and photovoltaic inverters, power devices have been witnessing a strong growth rate. Moreover, governments of various countries such as China, Japan, and the U.S. invest heavily in smart grid technology to improve their electrical networks. Hence, all these factors are expected to fuel the growth of the power discrete and module market.
GaN accounts for the majority of market share in the material segment, owing to its ability of fabricating more compact devices for a given resistance value and breakdown voltage as compared to silicon devices. Moreover, increase in demand for GaN in radio frequency equipment, rise in adoption in the telecommunication industry, and surge in demand for AC fast charger, LiDAR, and wireless power drive the growth of the GaN power components in the market. However, lack of availability of GaN material is expected to restrain the market growth.
Among the geographical regions, Asia-Pacific exhibits the highest adoption of silicon carbide power devices. With the emergence of increasing Chinese players in the market, Asia-Pacific is expected to show the strongest growth rate in the power discrete and module market. The market growth is attributed to factors such as rise in industrialization, globalization, and growing demand of power electronics devices in medical applications such as automated robots for surgeries and wireless charging healthcare instruments.
The power discrete and module market provides numerous growth opportunities to the market players such are Infineon Technologies AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Texas Instruments, ROHM Semiconductors, and Semtech Corporation.