October 04, 2010 10:08 ET

Emerging Markets Such as China & Taiwan to Drive Demand for Discrete Power Semiconductors

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The rapid adoption of mobile and smart phones is expected to boost the demand power discretes. The use of smart phones is set to increase dramatically with the sales volume forecast to go from 174 million in 2009 to 500 million in 2014 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.28%. The deployment of next generation mobile networks such as 3G in India and 4G in South Korea is anticipated to aid the sales growth of smart phones. The OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and ODMs (Original Device Manufacturer) of mobile and smart phones are increasingly using modern power discretes with superior capabilities, higher efficiency and the smaller form factor.

The emerging Asian countries such as China and Taiwan will lead to high demand growth for discrete power semiconductors. There has been an increase in industrial production due to demand in both domestic and other countries. This is due to rising consumer spending and positive sentiments. Increased production and the consumption of consumer electronics have created a significant demand for discrete devices.

These countries have large OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) base due to cheap labor, low production costs, and favorable government policies. Due to large populations and an increase in the purchasing power of all income groups, there has been a sharp rise in demand for these devices.

After the government's huge economic stimulus package, the Chinese domestic market is rebounding. In the 11th Five-Year Plan, the Chinese government has established a fund to support homegrown research into the semiconductor industry and more favorable tax policies.

The power discrete semiconductor market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.6% in dollar revenue terms during the 2010-2020.

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