Global Power Transistor Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022-2027)

The Power Transistor Market is segmented by Product (Low-Voltage FETs, IGBT Modules, RF and Microwave Transistors, High Voltage FETs, GBT Transistors), by Type (Bipolar Junction Transistor, Field Effect Transistor, Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor), By End-User (Consumer Electronics, Communication and Technology, Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy and Power), and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

Power Transistor Market Size
Study Period: 2020-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.5 %

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Market Overview

The power transistor is a crucial component used in consumer electronics; their application includes elevating the performance and utility of consumer electronics devices by increasing power efficiency, reducing size and system cost, enabling smaller, sleeker designs, and providing new features such as professional-level audio quality.

  • Power transistors are semiconductor devices widely used to amplify weak electrical signals and regulate them accordingly. They can also be employed as switches in several high-power applications such as automotive and energy & power industry.
  • The rising demand for power transistors in the communication and connected electronic devices and increasing investment in the fields reduce carbon footprint and enhance the productivity of the devices in which it is used.
  • According to KOSIS, the overall revenue from manufacturing diodes, transistors & semiconductor devices in South Korea was USD 5.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 6.26 billion by the end of 2024. Similar trends are expected to be observed across the Asia Pacific region, propelling the market's growth in the forecast period.
  • The power transistors aid in dissipating heat quickly, prevent overheating, and lower CO2 emissions and electricity costs. Due to these benefits, they are a crucial component in various electronic products. Furthermore, the growing population and surging fossil fuel consumption have propelled the demand for power-efficient electronic devices.
  • The limitations in the operations due to the constraints such as temperature sensitivity, limitation of the operation above the switching frequency of 15 kHz, and reverse blocking capacity, among others, may hinder the market growth of the power transistors market in the long run.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the Power transistors market. Semiconductors and Electronics production facilities halted due to the slowdown and non-availability of labor across the globe. COVID-19 caused a significant and prolonged drop in manufacturing utilization, and travel bans & manufacturing facility closures, which led to a decrease in the growth of the power transmission industry.

Scope of the Report

The power transistors are used to amplify and regulate signals. They are made from high-performance semiconductor materials like germanium and silicon. These transistors can amplify and regulate a certain voltage level and handle specific ranges of high–level and low-level voltage ratings.

The Power Transistor Market is segmented by Product (Low-Voltage FETs, IGBT Modules, RF and Microwave Transistors, High Voltage FETs, GBT Transistors), by Type (Bipolar Junction Transistor, Field Effect Transistor, Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor), By End-User (Consumer Electronics, Communication, and Technology, Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy and Power), and By Geography.

Product
Low-Voltage FETs
IGBT Modules
RF and Microwave Transistors
High Voltage FETs
IGBT Transistors
Type
Bipolar Junction Transistor
Field Effect Transistor
Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor
Othersc(MOSFET, JFET, NPN Transistor, PNP Transistor, GaN transistor)
Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Consumer Electronics Sector is Expected to Boost Market Growth

  • Consumer electronics is a significant application segment for power transistors. The surging adoption of consumer electronics such as earphones, laptops, smartphones, wearables, and other portable devices bolsters the segment's growth.
  • The advent of 5G technology has increased the adoption of 5G enabled devices supporting the adoption of different foundry nodes. The rising demand for better and more efficient semiconductors in consumer electronics will propel the need for power transistors. According to Ericsson Mobility Report, 5G subscriptions with a 5G-capable device grew by 70 million during the first quarter of 2021 and are forecast to reach 580 million by the end of 2021.
  • The rising demand for high-definition audio, fast charging, and more energy-efficient designs for consumer electronics will foster growth for GaN technology. The GaN transistors technology will provide the adaptation needed for the digital world to continue improving.
  • The 5G enabled devices will witness a surge in the market in the coming years, owing to the increasing usage and surging data requirements of data processing. The chip manufacturers for 5G enabled smartphones will face demand growth for 5G chips to support the growing demand for 5G enabled devices. The increase in the semiconductor chips will contribute to the development of the semiconductor, eventually supporting the demand for power transistors.
  • Since the demand for power transistors is growing, a shortage of semiconductors has been observed to create strong demand in the future. Additionally, the US Senate introduces FABS Act to give tax credits to semiconductor manufacturers to expand the semiconductor fabrication capacity in line with the demand growth in the consumer electronics and automotive industries.
Power Transistor Market Share

Asia Pacific Expected to Witness the Highest Growth

  • The Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region in the power transistors markets globally, owing to the presence of major companies, such as Toshiba Corporation, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, among others. China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea are major countries with a significant market share. The region also contributes a substantial market for smartphones and 5G technology; it is also witnessing a rise in investments in automotive (especially EVs). For instance, GaN systems, a gallium nitride power semiconductor manufacturer, signed a comprehensive capacity agreement with BMW for the company’s GaN power transistors, designed to increase the efficiency and power density of critical applications in EVs.
  • The rise in electronic equipment manufacturing across the region to cater to the rising demand for electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and energy & power is expected to foster growth in the power transistor market.
  • China contributes significantly to the semiconductor market. The surging demand for electric vehicles will propel the use of semiconductors in the Electric vehicle.
  • The consumption of semiconductors is rapidly growing in Japan, South Korea, and China, compared to other countries in the region, due to the continuing transfer of diverse electronic equipment to China. In addition, the presence of the world's top five largest consumer electronics sectors is based in China, posing enormous opportunities for semiconductor adoption across the region in the estimated timeframe.
Power Transistor Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The Power Transistor Market is a highly competitive market due to the presence of significant players such as Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., Champion Microelectronics Corp, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Infineon Technologies AG, Texas Instruments Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., STMicroelectronics N.V., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Linear Integrated Systems Inc. and Toshiba Corporation.

  • April 2022 - EPC announced the release of its product EPC2050, a 350 V GaN transistor with a maximum RDS(on) of 80 mΩ and a 26 A pulsed output current. This tiny size enables power solutions that occupy ten times less area than comparable silicon solutions. The application benefits from the fast-switching speed and small size of the EPC2050 include 120 V-150 V motor control for medical motors, DC-DC conversion from/to 120 V-160 V such as in aerospace applications, DC-DC solutions converting 400 V input to 12 V, 20 V or 48 V outputs and DC-AC inverters, multi-level converters such as Totem Pole PFC.
  • March 2022 - Transphorm, Inc. and TDK-Lambda, a group company of TDK, are expanding their AC-DC GaN-based PFH500F product line. The product line includes PFH500F-12 and PFH500F-48 in TDK’s 500-watt AC-DC power supplies. The series uses 72 mΩ, 8x8 PQFN GaN FETs (TP65H070LDG) from Transphorm. The power transistors high power density enabled TDK to cool the GaN power supplies via thin baseplates. Inline, TDK produced a slimmer, tightly contained power module capable of supporting a large variety of broad industrial applications operating in harsh environments. The applications include custom fanless power supplies, laser, 5G communication, signaling, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) power supplies, digital signage/displays, etc.

Recent Developments

  • March 2022 - NXP has launched a new family of 32T32R discrete solutions designed to enable smaller, lighter-weight 5G radios to ease deployment in urban and suburban areas. The RF power discrete solutions for 32T32R active antenna systems use the company's latest proprietary gallium nitride (GaN) technology and enhance the company's current product portfolio of GaN power amplifiers. The company's solutions provide double the power compared to 64T64R solutions, resulting in a lighter and smaller overall 5G connectivity solution. This pin compatibility enables network operators to scale rapidly across frequency and power levels.
  • July 2021 - STMicroelectronics has introduced a broad range of new devices to the STPOWER family of RF LDMOS Power Transistors. These transistors are three product series optimized for RF power amplifiers (PAs) in various industrial and commercial applications. The company's RF LDMOS devices combine a short conduction-channel length with a high breakdown voltage, featuring high efficiency and low thermal resistance, packaged to handle high RF power.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

  5. 5. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Rise in demand for connected devices

      2. 5.1.2 Surging usage of fossil fuels has increasing demand for power-efficient electronic devices

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges / Restrain

      1. 5.2.1 Limitations in Operations due to constraints like temperature, frequency, reverse blocking capacity, etc

  6. 6. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 6.1 Product

      1. 6.1.1 Low-Voltage FETs

      2. 6.1.2 IGBT Modules

      3. 6.1.3 RF and Microwave Transistors

      4. 6.1.4 High Voltage FETs

      5. 6.1.5 IGBT Transistors

    2. 6.2 Type

      1. 6.2.1 Bipolar Junction Transistor

      2. 6.2.2 Field Effect Transistor

      3. 6.2.3 Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

      4. 6.2.4 Othersc(MOSFET, JFET, NPN Transistor, PNP Transistor, GaN transistor)

    3. 6.3 Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

      5. 6.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 7.1.1 Champion Microelectronics Corp

      2. 7.1.2 Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.

      3. 7.1.3 Infineon Technologies AG

      4. 7.1.4 Renesas Electronics Corporation

      5. 7.1.5 NXP Semiconductors N.V.

      6. 7.1.6 Texas Instruments Inc.

      7. 7.1.7 STMicroelectronics N.V.

      8. 7.1.8 Linear Integrated Systems Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      10. 7.1.10 Toshiba Corporation

  8. 8. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  9. 9. FUTURE OF THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Power Transistor Market market is studied from 2020 - 2027.

The Power Transistor Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

NXP Semiconductors N.V, Texas Instruments Incorporated, STMicroelectronics N.V., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Toshiba Corporation are the major companies operating in Power Transistor Market .

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