LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top eight leading vendors for the global discrete semiconductors market in their latest research report. This report also lists nine other prominent vendors who are expected to contribute to this market’s growth over the forecast period.
To identify the top vendors, Technavio’s market research analysts have considered the top contributors to the overall revenue of this market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through sales of discrete semiconductor devices worldwide.
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“High demand for hybrid and electric vehicles in the automotive industry is a major driver of the market for discrete semiconductors. Owing to a recent shift in focus toward energy efficiency, as well as the unveiling of futuristic electric cars by companies such as Tesla Motors, the demand for electric and hybrid cars has increased. These cars require greater power and energy efficiency in their mechanisms which is fulfilled by discrete semiconductors,” said Asif Gani, one of Technavio’s lead analysts for semiconductor equipment research.
“Electric vehicles possess more semiconductor content per unit than conventional vehicles. This research predicts the demand for hybrid electric vehicles to grow at a CAGR of over 10% until 2019 and subsequently support the discrete semiconductors market over the forecast period,” added Asif.
Eight leading vendors in the global discrete semiconductors market:
Fairchild Semiconductor was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in California, US. The company supplies power management solutions to various end-markets, including automotive, industrial, home appliance, lighting, server and cloud computing, mobile, and consumer electronics. The company also provides non-power semiconductor and MEMS-based solutions.
Infineon Technologies is the second-largest manufacturer of high-power insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules. Its CoolMos and SiC technologies are its strengths in power electronics. The company is currently expanding its Australian site in Villach, which will be its innovation and competence center for power electronics. The company strives to enhance the performance of its power electronics components, which contribute to better fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions in the automotive industry.
NXP Semiconductor was established in 2006 and has manufacturing facilities in Asia and Europe. Its main areas of research are RF analog power management, interface security, and digital processing products. They have invested close to USD 700 million in R&D in 2014, with a strong base of 3,300 technologists and design engineering teams in 21 locations. The company aims to innovate and provide solutions for lighting, security, wireless infrastructure, industrial, mobile telecommunications, automotive, consumer, and computing applications.
ON Semiconductor is among the Fortune 1000 semiconductor supplier companies. The company's product offerings include power management, signal management, discrete, logic and custom devices for industrial, automotive, communications, computing, consumer, LED lighting, medical, military and aerospace, and power applications. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2014, the company generated revenue of close to USD 3.16 billion.
ROHM Semiconductor is an electronic parts manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Initially, ROHM only produced resistors, but started making semiconductors eventually. ICs and discrete semiconductors account for roughly 80% of ROHM's revenue.
STMicroelectronics was established in 1987 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The company is involved in designing, manufacturing, development, and marketing a wide range of semiconductor products that are mainly used in computer peripherals, automotive products, consumer products, industrial automation, telecommunications systems, and control systems. In FY2014, the company invested roughly USD 1.85 million in its R&D activities.
Toshiba was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company's product portfolio includes digital products, infrastructure systems, home appliances, and electronics devices and components. The company’s core areas are storage solutions, power electronics, smart community, healthcare, renewable energy, and digital products. They operate R&D centers in the US, the UK, and China. In FY2014, the company invested close to USD 3.5 billion in R&D.
Vishay was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Pennsylvania, US. The company manufactures and supplies discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are widely used in end-markets such as computing, consumer, military, medical, and aerospace.
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