Automotive power semiconductor market hits the throttle

Published by Sam Davis for POWER ELECTRONICS – Spurred by growth in automotive applications, power semiconductor shipments are forecast to ramp up over the next five years, with SiC nudging its way into the fray.

…Automotive putting SiC on the road

In another report, Power SiC report, 2018 edition, Yole Développement (Yole) asserts that the silicon-carbide (SiC) power market is now showing up on the road. Since 2017, the market research and strategy consulting company identified more than 20 strategic announcements, showing the dynamism of this market and attractiveness of the technology. Rohm, Bombardier, Cree, SDK, STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies, Littelfuse, Ascatron, and more are part of the powerful ecosystem, presenting innovative products and revealing key partnerships and/or M&A.

Today, SiC transistors are clearly being adopted, penetrating smoothly into different applications. Yole’s analysts forecast a US$1.4 billion SiC power semiconductor market by 2023. According to the Power & Wireless team at Yole, this market shows a 29% CAGR between 2017 and 2023… Full article