Discrete Semiconductors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2026


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Discrete Semiconductors are various components of semi-conductors that are connected together on a circuit board. With the ever increasing demand for high power energy source the global discrete semi-conductor market is expected to witness the growth in the upcoming years. The manufacturing of discrete semi-conductors is expected to show an upswing in the market and register grand revenue in the global discrete semi – conductors market.

Rising demand for wireless products are expected to aid the growth of the global discrete semi-conductor market in the near future.

Wide Applications to Surge Global Discrete Semi-Conductor Market

The applications of semi-conductor are wide; they are used in logic gates designing, microprocessors, and any high voltage applications such as amplifier are expected to surge the global discrete semi-conductors market in the forthcoming years.

Electronic goods are on high demand over the last few years and the surge in this sector is projected to provide impetus to the growth in the global discrete semi- conductor market.

Semi-conductors are used in internet applications, set top boxes, and cable modems, thus, these are expected to drive the global discrete semi- conductors market in future.

Automotive Industry to Strengthen Global Discrete Semi- Conductor Market

Discrete semiconductors are just small parts that are demanded by large manufacturing companies. The high demand is expected from ever growing automotive industry.  The rising number of cars and light passenger vehicles on road is expected to drive the global discrete semi-conductor market in the upcoming years.

On the geographical front, the global discrete semi- conductor market is expected dominated by Asia Pacific. The growth is primarily due to the rising demand for consumer electronic goods and flourishing automotive industry.

Discrete semiconductor refers to a single circuit capable of executing distinct functions, which affects the electric current flow and is confined in its own package. These devices are designed and utilized usually for operations that require high power and frequency, while also requiring unique packaging store. 

Discrete semiconductors are basically circuits that are made up of different semiconductor components which are linked (connected) together on a circuit board. There are many applications that use discrete semiconductors such as voltage regulation, surge protection, amplification and sound reproduction, tuning of radio and TV receivers, general switching, signal processing, current steering, power conversion, temperature measurement, among others.

With increasing demand for high energy and power efficient devices, need for advanced discrete semiconductor devices is arising. This is promoting research and development in this field. There is increase in demand for portable electronic products and wireless communication. With increasing popularity of wireless power, there is increasing demand for better performance.  

This in turn is driving market growth by promoting development of highly efficient and high frequency discrete semiconductors. Further, there is demand for MOSFETs and IGBTs due to increase in automobile's electronic components. There has been growing shift in focus towards green energy power generation drives. This is further sustained as a result current technological improvement in microelectronic semiconductor devices. All these factors combined together are likely to drive the global discrete semiconductors market during the forecast period.

Among the factors that are restraining market growth include growing demand for integrated circuits and lack of further innovation in discrete semiconductor technology. Further, increase price is discrete semiconductor devices compared to integrated circuits is posing major threat. These factors are hindering the adoption of discrete semiconductors. On the other hand, the surging trend of miniaturization in semiconductors and electronics sector could considerably provide new growth opportunities for the market. Owing to their small sizes, the circuits containing semiconductor devices are very compact.

The discrete semiconductors market can be studied on the basis of discrete semiconductor type, end-use, and geographically. Based on discrete semiconductor type, the market can be segregated into MOSFETs (planar & trench), insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBTs), bipolar junction transistor, thyristor (gate-commutated thyristor (GCTs), integrated gate-commutated thyristor (IGCTs), gate turn-off thyristor (GTO), triacs, etc.), rectifier (Schottky, generic, ultrafast) and others (small signal device, etc.). By end-use, the discrete semiconductors market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunication, industrial manufacturing, military & defense, aerospace, others. The global discrete semiconductors market has been estimated by dividing it into for five geographic regions namely- North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. By regions, Asia-pacific region is projected to hold a significant share in the discrete semiconductors market due to rapidly flourishing electronic and semiconductors sector in developing economies such as China, India, etc. The vast majority of electronics production is focused in the Asia-Pacific region. In terms of end use, the automotive segment is projected to be the fastest growing segment of the global discrete semiconductors market.

Some of the leading global players driving the discrete semiconductors market are Infineon Technologies AG, Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., ON Semiconductor, Toshiba Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Eaton Corporation Plc, STMicroelectronics, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., Nexperia, Diodes Incorporate, Central Semiconductor Corp, and ROHM Semiconductor among others. Nearly half of the market share is expected to be held by these leading discrete semiconductors market players during the forecast period (2018-2026). These key players are focused on integrating innovative discrete semiconductor technologies into their core competencies, so as to establish a reputed brand image. Further, these players are engaged in strategic partnerships & acquisitions and development of strong distribution network for the purpose of achieving a strong customer base.

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