The automotive product segment continues to drive the sale of power transistors. Portable electronics, alternative energy systems, power converters among others are drivers for this product.
After an historic 44% increase in 2010, the power transistor market is expected to climb another 9% in 2011 and set a new record high annual sales volume of $13.1 billion, according to IC Insights’ 2011 Optoelectronics, Sensors, and Discretes (O-S-D) Report.
The O-S-D Report also shows power transistor shipments rising 11% in 2011 to a record-high 58.8 billion units worldwide due to above-average sales growth in automotive electronics, new renewable energy systems (such as solar panels and wind turbines), battery-operated portable products, and more efficient power supplies in a range of equipment applications.
The report continues, between 2010 and 2015, total power transistor revenues are expected to grow, reaching $16.3 billion at the end of the forecast period.
The driver will be Power FET with a projected revenue of- $4.6b followed by IGBT modules with $2.3b
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