Inverter Market Trends for 2013 - 2020Energy related topics have become more and more important in 2012 – vehicle electrif...
Power Stack is the innovative sub-system of an inverter. Inverter and device makers are becoming powerstack manufacturers ...
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The study estimate the inverter market to be $45 billion in 2012 and to reach $71 billion by 2020.

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Inverter market trends

  1. 1. Inverter Market Trends for 2013 - 2020Energy related topics have become more and more important in 2012 – vehicle electrification, renewableenergies, electricity transportation, – and as a direct result, the power electronics market has increased.This growth is driven by:  high volume and cost pressure applications such as EV/HEV  high added-value markets like renewable energies and rail tractionIn this report, we update and present market forecasts until 2020. We estimate the inverter market to be$45 billion in 2012 and to reach $71 billion by 2020. A total of more than 28 million units were shipped in2012 and we estimate that will grow to 80 million units in 2020.Thus, the main components of inverter, passive and semiconductor modules (that we will find in powerstacks) represent enticing industries. The power module market was $1.9 billion in 2012 and passivecomponents achieved a market size of more than $4 billion, including capacitors, resistors, connectors,busbars and - newly added in this updated report - magnetic components (inductors and transformers).As expected, wide band gap semiconductor devices have also started to penetrate those high-end marketsegments: SiC is present in PV inverters – a total market size of $43 million primarily driven by diodes inmicro-inverters, but also by JFETs – and GaN which should be introduced in 2013.Buy a copy of this report @http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/222611-inverter-market-trends-for-2013-2020-and-major-technology-changes.htmlSemiconductor Technological Developments Continue to Evolve and Sharpen InverterPerformanceOur 2012 investigation confirmed that semiconductor improvements enabled more efficient conversion,lighter systems and more reliable end-products. IGBTs have improved (higher current density, thinnerand faster), as have SiC and GaN-baseddevices. GaN could be delayed in its market introduction, butSiC is already here and several companies showed SiC power module capabilities all last year. In thisreport, we updated our technology roadmaps for materials and devices.Adoption of Power Stack Is Driving the Modular Approach across ApplicationsThis report also highlights the power stack trend that Yole surveyed closely in 2012!The Power Stack is the custom design and manufacturing of an inverter’s sub-unit which includes onlythe core components: power semiconductor module, cooling system, capacitors, resistors, currentsensors, busbars and connectors.
  2. 2. Power Stack is the innovative sub-system of an inverter. Inverter and device makers are becoming powerstack manufacturers for several reasons:  Vertical integration  Access to several applications, since power stacks are less application-dependent than inverters  Internal cost reductions  Access to high-end markets  Sustain R&D in-houseLarge firms such as Ingeteam, Semikron or ABB are now involved, but power stack also interests smallerplayers such as AgileSwitch – former IGBT driver manufacturer – who are part of this about $500 millionmarket.Request a Sample of this report @http://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/RequestSample.aspx?name=222611Contact sales@reportsandreports.com for more details.

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