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Market Trends: New Semiconductors Enable Compact and Energy-Efficient Power Converters

Published: 04 September 2015

ID: G00274705

Analyst(s): Steve Ohr


Power transistors with phenomenal switching speeds are now coming to market. The gallium nitride and silicon carbide devices will enable dramatic new power transfer applications. Product marketing managers at semiconductor firms should take a stake in the burgeoning transistor markets.

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Market Trend

  • Semiconductor Market Is Looking for High-Performance Parts With Low ASPs
  • Technology Trend
    • Technology Evolution Supports the Development and Use of Power Transistors With Higher Switching Speeds
  • Market Structure Trend
    • The Market Is Doing Its Best to Accommodate Wide Bandgap Materials

Contrarian View

  • If Manufacturing Isn't Improved, GaN and SiC Will Remain Niche Products

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