Power electronics industry is propelled by xEV and renewables

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The power electronics market continues to increase in volume due to the push for renewables, increased efficiency, and government regulations for different segments.


  • CAGR between 2022 and 2028:
    • The power electronics market is showing an 8.1% CAGR.
    • The CAGR is respectively 4.4 and 14.4% for the discretes and modules market segments.
  • China is the largest buyer of power components, with about 38% of the market in 2022.
  • The top three companies remain the same as the previous year: Infineon Technologies, onsemi, and STMicroelectronics show significant SiC revenue boosts.
  • Investments:
    • Various investments have been made to vertically integrate power electronic components in IDMs .
    • China remains the leader in investments for manufacturing expansion.
    • In parallel, power electronic leaders are also expanding capacity for silicon manufacturing and packaging.

The power electronics market continues to grow due to government regulations, the demand for renewables, and the need for increased efficiency. In 2022, the total power electronics market was worth US$20.9 billion, including discretes and modules. It is expected to grow to US$33.3 billion by 2028.
Worth US$14.3 billion in 2022, the discrete market is expected to reach US$18.5 billion by 2028. The main applications driving this growth are xEV , DC charging infrastructure, and automotive . Consumer remains the largest market for discrete devices even if it is in decline.
In parallel, the module market is pushed by xEV and renewables applications. It includes both photovoltaic and wind. According to Yole Intelligence, this market should reach US$14.8 billion by 2028.

Ana Villamor, Ph.D., Team Lead Analyst, Power Electronics at Yole Intelligence
“The power device market is split into three different materials: Si, SiC, and GaN . Without doubt, silicon is the major part of this market, though SiC is gaining momentum. At Yole Intelligence, we see the growing demand for modules for xEV. In parallel, GaN’s main application will continue to be consumer power supplies.”

In the long term, total wafer production is increasing alongside the growing power electronic device demand from renewables, automotive and industrial applications. To meet this demand, silicon wafers for power applications will grow to about 47 million 8-inch equivalent wafers per year. Meanwhile, wafer players are focusing on 12-inch. SiC’s transition to 8-inch is taking place, and in the coming years, this will take a greater share of the market.

Yole Intelligence has released its annual power electronics report, Status of the Power Electronics Industry 2023, which provides an overview of and update on each power electronics market’s forecast and technology trend, from wafer level to inverter level for each different segment. This analysis closely examines the status of the entire power electronics market, updating the various forecasts from the previous edition. It identifies the dynamics of each component type, from wafers to MOSFETs, IGBTs, power modules, converters, etc. This report presents an overview of the market shares of the power electronics market by material types (Si, SiC, GaN) and explores the market shares of the different component types and materials. The main power applications, relevant market trends, and their impact on the evolution of technology are also well analyzed.

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june 2021

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Thematic(s) :

Today, China is the largest buyer of power components, followed by Asia/Pacific and Europe. New growth areas, previously less active in semiconductor manufacturing, are found where major companies are investing to supply Asia, other than China, such as Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore.

A detailed look shows that the silicon wafer market is dominated by five leading players, with 88% of the market. The three major players are Sumco, Siltronic, and Global Wafers. Most of the manufacturers are in Asia/Europe. At the device level, the top manufacturers are pushing the three different device technologies: Si, GaN, and SiC. “We have noticed that a few players pushing GaN have stepped back on R&D to wait for a market increase before investing further, such as onsemi and Alpha and Omega,” adds Ana Villamor from Yole Intelligence.

From the manufacturing side, China remains the leader in investments for manufacturing expansion in 300mm, as well as in 200 and 150mm. Main power IDMs and foundries are constructing/expanding 300mm lines. Infineon Technologies, Bosch, Toshiba, Nexperia, etc., are part of the ecosystem. A few 200mm lines are being built worldwide, and 150mm lines are being re-furbished to 200mm. Apart from that, Wolfspeed, Infineon Technologies, CRCC, etc., are among the list of power IDMs pushing for 200mm SiC capacity…

Yole Group is pleased to deliver its key power electronics results during upcoming key trade shows, conferences, and webcasts.

Speakers: Wilfried Theron, Electronic System Department Director & Quality Manager at Yole SystemPlus – Amine Allouche, Technology & Cost Analyst, Power Electronics at Yole SystemPlus and Yu Yang, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, Power Electronics at Yole Intelligence.

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  • CAGR : Compound Annual Growth Rate
  • SiC : Silicon Carbide
  • IDM : Integrated Devices Manufacturer
  • xEV : x Electric Vehicle
  • GaN : Gallium Nitride

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