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A $1B market by 2018, forecast at 10.3% growth per year. Already eight new players in the last three years!
SJ MOSFET is jumping from consumer power supplies to the renewable energy and industry segments
It’s no secret: Consumer is SJ MOSFET’s main application segment, representing 2/3 of its total market. And while some applications are stagnant, i.e. Desktop PC and game console power supplies, most applications are still growing. The biggest growth area will be power supplies for tablets, with an expected 32% increase in CAGR from 2013 to 2018. However, the main products where SJ MOSFETs are used are PC (Desktop and laptop) power supplies and TV sets, which total half of the SJ MOSFET market as presented in this report.
The driver for using SJ MOSFET in these applications is, first and foremost, size reduction. SJ MOSFET allows for a much smaller size than planar MOSFET, since they generate less heat.
The Hybrid and Electric car markets should not be ignored. True, they are less than $5M today, but they will represent more than $100M by 2018.
This report clarifies the situation of SJ MOSFET in EV/HEV markets, and shows how SJ MOSFET will be used in DC/DC converters and chargers and how it provides accurate market metrics.
Industrial applications are less interested in SJ MOSFET use, since these applications do not require a high frequency of switching when operating in an H-bridge. SJ MOSFET is interesting only for specific topologies such as multi-level, or for cheap, low-power solutions (small UPS, residential PV) - but even in these applications, planar MOSFET or IGBTs remain better solutions since they are cheaper and meet all requirements.
In summary, SJ MOSFET is currently employed mostly for high-end solutions.
More information on that report at http://www.i-micronews.com/reports/Super-Junction-MOSFET-Business-Update/12/344/