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 .

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