DC/DC Device Market Exceeded $5 billion in 2004


A new market study by Natick, Mass.-based Venture Development Corporation finds that the 2004 global merchant market for DC/DC devices exceeded $5 billion in 2004. This would include all types of devices such as DC/DC converters, DC/DC regulators and PWM/PFM controllers.

Moreover, the long-range forecast for this market is for nearly $8 billion in 2008.

Some of the factors contributing to these expected market growth rates include:

  • Point-of-Load (POL) Growth - The proliferation of lower voltages at higher current levels has fueled an increased use of distributed power architecture with POLs across more applications.

  • Semiconductor Market - The semiconductor industry had a substantial recovery in 2004 achieving the peak historic levels of the year 2000 and steady growth will occur, built upon the 2004 shipments.

  • OEM Advancing Needs - OEMs are building systems that require more current, lower voltages, and additional voltages. These needs will drive more expensive feature sets.

For the full text of DC/DC Converters, DC/DC Regulators, and PWM/PFM Controllers:
Global Market Demand Analysis,
go to www.vdc-corp.com/power/reports/04/br04-20.html .

No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Integrating electrical and HVAC for energy efficiency; Mixed-use buildings; ASHRAE 90.4; Wireless fire alarms assessment and challenges
integrated building networks, NFPA 99, recover waste heat, chilled water systems, Internet of Things, BAS controls
40 Under 40; Performance-based design; Clean agent fire suppression; NFPA 92; Future of commissioning; Successful project management principles
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me