Published: 2019 April 09
Updated : 2023 February 23

Power Semiconductor Market

SKU : ICT691
212 pages
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Power Semiconductor Market is segmented By Component (Discrete, Module, Power Integrated Circuit), By Material (Silicon, Silicon Carbide, Gallium Nitride, IGBT, MOSFET), By Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Military & Aerospace, Industrial), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029.

Power Semiconductor Market Overview

212 pages report analyses the Global Power Semiconductor Market size, shares, recent trends, competitive intelligence, and future market outlook. Power Semiconductor usage in power supplies and trains is on the rise. Demand from Automotive, Industrial, Electronics Appliances, Defence & Aerospace in Asia Pacific is booming. Competitive rivalry intensifies with STMicroelectronics, Toshiba Corporation, Texas Instruments and others operating in the market.

Power semiconductors are specialized transistors that use various competitive technologies. A power semiconductor is a switch in high-voltage applications such as automotive, power supplies, solar and trains. The devices allow electricity to flow when they are on and stop it off to improve system efficiencies and reduce energy losses. Power semiconductor can handle high voltages and large currents and increases power density and efficiency by lowering the loss. The growing expansion of sectors, such as automotive, consumer electronics and industries in emerging nations, positively impacts the market's growth in upcoming years.

The growing focus of the manufacturer to increase power density, improve high breakdown strength, increase reliability and lower resistance is also enhancing the market's growth. The growing development of next-generation technologies and integration with power semiconductors is expected to fuel the demand and application of power semiconductors in various industries. The global power semiconductor market is classified based on component, material and application. Based on material, the respective market is segmented into Silicon (Si), Gallium Nitride (GaN), Silicon Carbide (SiC), IGBT and MOSFET.

Power Semiconductor Market Scope and Summary



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Component, By Material, By Application, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other vital insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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Power Semiconductor Market Dynamics and Trends

Increasing investments and a growing switch towards renewable energy escalated the market growth for power semiconductors. Furthermore, material technology advancements in power semiconductors drive the product's market share.

Advancements in material technologies employed in power semiconductors drive the market share for the product

Power semiconductors are a switch in high-voltage applications such as power supplies, solar, automotive and trains. They improve system efficiencies and reduce energy losses. Several global vendors are releasing the next generation of power semiconductors, relying on silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), paving the way for a market battle with traditional silicon-based devices. New power semiconductors are specialized transistors that use competitive technologies, including GaN, SiC and silicon. For years, silicon-based devices, such as power MOSFETs and insulated-gate bipolar transistors, dominated the power semiconductor market (IGBTs). Both are mature and reasonably priced, but they have reached their practical maximums in several ways and new products are gaining demand and popularity in the market.

GaN and SiC are wide-bandgap technologies, which means they are more efficient and faster than silicon-based devices. Today, silicon-based devices account for over 90% of the total power semiconductor market. Although GaN and SiC devices have low adoption rates, they are expected to displace silicon rivals anytime soon. The new GaN and SiC devices make a bigger impact on the market. SiC, for instance, is growing at a double-digit rate, whereas silicon-based devices are growing at a single-digit rate. The silicon carbide power device market is expected to expand rapidly, fueled primarily by the automotive industry.

Since advancements in material technologies associated with power semiconductors could develop faster, more efficient and long-lasting chips essential in varied industries such as automotive, the respective factor could be recognized as a market driver. 

Increasing competition in the semiconductor market is expected to restrain the global power semiconductor market

Semiconductors are an important part of the technology world, lurking in the internal workings of smartphones, automobiles, toys and other devices. However, with such fierce competition in this niche market, a logistical blunder, lax cost control or misread demand can significantly reduce or even eliminate a company's ROI. Leading-edge chip design and manufacturing necessitate a strong supply chain, talent scouting, government contracts and intellectual property protection knowledge.

Operational costs like labor, utilities and materials impact how quickly a company pays off its initial CAPEX. A company can review a simplified model to forecast when semiconductor companies will probably see profits from a new fab to increase clarity about risks and potential returns, according to a McKinsey & Company analysis. The model provides broad estimates of when to expect a return on investment rather than precise cost insights. After considering depreciation, cost of capital and other factors, the model prioritizes factors like total capital expenditures (CAPEX), year-over-year revenue based on the average selling price of goods produced at the fab and so on. The public assistance received is crucial in determining when businesses will profit. 

COVID-19 Impact Analysis on Power Semiconductor Market

The power semiconductor market is affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is backed by government support and strategic development plans for developing semiconductor-related technologies. Further, power semiconductor market demand will increase due to a surge in demand for the product by the end-user industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, military and aerospace and industrial. 

The impact of COVID-19 on individual application segments was even more complex. For instance, the PC segment saw the greatest drop in demand and the performance gap is expected to widen over time. Demand will fall in the following years because more people will purchase all of the home-office electronics required for remote work in 2020 and demand will fall in the following years. Similarly, businesses may continue to delay investment opportunities in PCs to control spending, even if the recovery is proceeding. Furthermore, since the automotive market grew by 28 to 36% year-on-year in 2021, a 1 to 5 % increase is anticipated in demand for power semiconductors in the automotive segment, presuming lower interest rates in financial assistance such as loans and government providing incentives to car buyers. The outbreak of COVID-19 has created an immense obstacle to the growth of the power semiconductor market; however, improving the vaccination drive across the globe has improved the market conditions, thereby creating huge market prospects for the product after COVID-19.

Power Semiconductor Market Segmentation Analysis 

The global power semiconductor market is segmented by component, material, application and region.

Growing technological advancements have increased the application spectrum of PICs, creating demand for the segment and boosting the market share

Based on the component, the global agricultural drone market is segmented into discrete, module and power integrated circuits. Power Integrated Circuit holds a dominating share in the global power semiconductor market. PICs, also known as smart power circuits, were created to meet a few electronic applications outside the scope of traditional IC technology. PICs was first utilized to replace existing circuits, mostly implemented in discrete form and required bulky components like transformers and capacitors. 

As a result, the fundamental hurdle for PICs compared to their discrete counterpart remains the expense of deployment. Several technologies and high-voltage gadget concepts have been developed to address the cost challenge of PICs. Thus, new power conversion system approaches are being investigated by key players to provide flexibility and advantages in integrated solutions.

Today, a broad class of applications in the low to moderate power range is emerging, where power ICs or high-voltage ICs are projected to give size and cost-per-function advantages. These include switch-mode power supplies, electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps, motor controllers, automotive electronics, display drivers and telecommunication circuits. Thus, growing technological advancements have increased the application spectrum of PICs, creating demand for the segment and boosting the market share.

Global Power Semiconductor Market Geographical Analysis

Asia-Pacific has become a leading producer of various industrial and commercial goods. It is the largest producer of electronic devices, components and accessories globally

Asia-Pacific has become a leading producer of various industrial and commercial goods. It is the largest producer of electronic devices, components and accessories globally. Many electronic hardware accessories such as extension cords, adapters, computer mouse, external hard drives and thumb drives are manufactured by countries within the region. China is the largest electronics manufacturer, while Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand have also developed electronics manufacturing industries. India has recently emerged as a hub for manufacturing electronic devices.

Asia-Pacific is also home to several regional and world powers. Due to rising geopolitical tensions, defense spending has increased considerably recently, with China, India and Japan leading the spending. Most countries import a large number of arms and weapon systems from European and U.S. companies; therefore, it generates a lot of demand for power semiconductors on the secondary market during repairs, maintenance and overhaul of complex systems such as warships, tanks, self-propelled artillery, armored vehicles, fighter jets and helicopter gunships.

However, the primary demand for power semiconductors is also increasing due to the region's maturing national defense industries. China, India, Japan and South Korea have national defense enterprises with the capability and technical knowledge to manufacture complex weapon systems. Due to increasing economic development and industrialization, the demand from various industries for power semiconductors in Asia-Pacific will likely increase in the coming years.

Power Semiconductor Market​​​​​​​ Companies and Competitive Landscape

The global power semiconductor market is highly competitive with local and global key players. The key players contributing to the market's growth are Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductor, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Qualcomm, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Toshiba Corporation, among others.

The major companies are adopting several growth strategies, such as product launches, acquisitions and collaborations, contributing to the global growth of the Power Semiconductor market.

  • On May 11, 2022, MediaTek Inc. launched the Genio 1200 chip for artificial intelligence-enhanced internet of things (IoT) applications. 

  • On June 22, 2022, MediaTek Inc. announced a commitment to open a semiconductor design center at the University of Purdue in Indiana, U.S. The move is expected to expand MediaTek Inc.’s presence in U.S.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc

OverviewQualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a U.S.-based multinational corporation specializing in developing and producing semiconductors, microelectronics and wireless technology software. The company designs and manufactures chipsets and semiconductors for smartphones, laptops, cameras, industrial machinery and equipment. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a major developer of wireless technology software and has designed standard protocol software for wireless 3G, 4G and 5G networks. The company operates 170 offices in more than 30 countries globally. The major production centers are located in U.S., China and South Korea.

Product Portfolio: Snapdragon Auto: Qualcomm Technologies is a complete range of power semiconductors for automotive applications. 

Key Development

  • On June 27, 2022, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. launched new RF-front-end power semiconductors for enhancing the wireless connectivity performance of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hardware.

The global power semiconductor market report would provide approximately 79 market data tables, 60 figures and 212 pages.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Growth Rate of the Power Semiconductor Market?

Grow at a CAGR of 30.4% during the forecast period 2022-2029.

What Companies Are Included in the Power Semiconductor Market?

Amongst others, Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductor, Renesas Electronics Firm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba Firm are a few of the key players causing global semiconductor market growth.

What is The COVID-19 Impact on the Power Semiconductor Market?

The expansion COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the expansion of the electrical power semiconductor market. The pandemic all fundamentals of the power semiconductor industry, including customer behavior, organization revenues, and corporate operations. The impact of the pandemic upon individual application segments was greater.


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