Inverter market is exploding, and expects to reach $75 billion in 2020.
THERE IS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN THE INVERTER MARKET, WHICH REACHED $45 BILLION IN 2012 FOR MOTION AND CONVERSION
Energy related topics have become more and more important in 2012 – vehicle electrification, renewable energies, 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 traction
In 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 in 2012 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 power stacks) represent enticing industries. The power module market was $1.9 billion in 2012 and passive components 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 market segments: SiC is present in PV inverters – a total market size of $43 million primarily driven by diodes in micro-inverters, but also by JFETs – and GaN which should be introduced in 2013.
OBJECTIVES OF THE REPORT
- Assess the market for inverters and its components
- Understand the market dynamics for the related power electronics applications
- Identify the key technologies and technical trends for tomorrow's high added-value systems
- Have a clear overview of competitive landscape and regional tendencies
- Aid in formulating vertical integration and diversification strategy
- Keep pace with the quickly evolving power electronics market
COMPANY CITED IN THE REPORT
ABB, AEG, AgileSwitch, Alstom, AMSC, AVX, BMW, Bolloré, Bombardier, Bosch, BYD, CAF, Chrysler, Citroen, CNR, Continental, Converteam, Cornell Dubilier, CREE, CSR, Danfoss, Delphi, Denso, Dynex, Eagtop, Eaton, EBG, Ebusbar, Eldre, Electronicon, Emerson, Enphase, Epcos, Fairchild, FCI, Firema, Ford, Fronius, Fuji Electric, Gamesa, General Electric, GM, Goldwind, Hitachi, Honda, Hyundai, Hyundai Rotem, Icemos, Idealec, Infineon, International Rectifier, Ixys, Kaco, Kawasaki, KTX, KTX, Liebert, Lytran, MACMIC, Magnachip, Mastervolt, Maxwell, Mersen, Methode, MicroGaN, Microsemi, Microsilver, Mitsubishi, Molex, NEC, Nesscap, Nichicon, Nissan, Ohmite, ON Semiconductor, Panasonic, Parker, POSEICO, Powerex, PowerOne, PSA,Renault, Renesas, Rockwell, Rogers, Rohm, SAIC, Schneider Electric, Seika Electric, Semikron, Semisouth, SEPSA, Shizuki, Siemens...
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