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  • Published On : Sep 2022
  • Code : CMI5216
  • Industry : Semiconductors
  • Pages : 165
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The global discrete semiconductor market size was valued at USD 30.62 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0% from 2022 to 2030. The market is to propel the market as there is a rising demand for high-energy and power-efficient devices in the automotive and electronics segment and demand for green energy power generation. The rising demand for integrated circuits is anticipated to hinder the market growth. Based on the segment the market is divided by type, by end user industry.

Global Discrete Semiconductor Market: Regional Insights

Based on geography, the global discrete semiconductor market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East &Africa., North America is one of the prominent markets, due to the huge automotive and other  industries in the region that end usres discrete semiconductors. Sellers, such as On Semiconductor Corporation, Diodes Incorporated, and D3 Semiconductor LLC, amidst others, are headquartered in the region.

Europe homes discrete semiconductor companies such as sellers, such as ABB Ltd, Infineon Technologies AG, STMicroelectronics NV, NXP Semiconductors NV, Nexperia, and Eaton Corporation, amidst others and  also comprises a vast production base. Hence, industrial and automotive grade discrete are in huge necessity within the region. As, the vendors are increasing their data base.

Figure 1: Global Discrete Semiconductor Market Share (%), By Region, 2021

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Global Discrete Semiconductor Market Drivers:

Automotive applications are driving a majority of the demand for discrete, especially for power transistors  and rectifiers. Conventional cars have been using 12-V battery systems since the 1950s, but in the current  scenario, they cannot handle the heavier electronic loads of next-generation vehicles, thus creating the  need for power efficiency.

The count of electrifications covers various types of cars, like internal combustion engines (ICE),  battery-electric (BEV), hybrid-electric (HEV), plug-in electric (PHEV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).  With time, the trend has shifted toward higher electrification, in car engines and within the cars, power steering,   from automated electric windows, ADAS, etc. Such applications have made the automotive sector one of the instant-growing sectors fueling the need for power discrete.

Global Discrete Semiconductor Market Opportunities:

The need for discrete semiconductors is increasing its supply. Hence, many producers are bringing up additional capacity, so that need and requirements return to steadiness. Many emerging sectors will offer discrete semiconductor organizations with plentiful opportunities, especially semiconductors utilize in the automotive and AI sectors.

The largest markets for discrete semiconductors are anticipated to be the consumer electronics and automotive sectors. Additionally, the conversion to energy-effective technologies of building security,  linked lighting, and other industrial lighting systems, is anticipated to fuel the need for power  ICs and discrete semiconductors.

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Discrete Semiconductor Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 30.62 Bn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 4.0% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 43.29 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: MOSFET, IGBT, Bipolar Transistor, Thyristor, Rectifier, Other Types
  • By End-User Industry: Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Communication, Industrial, Other End-user Industries
Companies covered:

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation  (Toshiba Corp.), Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd (Hitachi Ltd), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology Inc., NXP Semiconductors NV, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation (Microchip Technology), Diodes Incorporated, STMicroelectronics NV, Eaton Corporation PLC, ROHM Co. Ltd, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Nexperia BV, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd, Cree Inc., Qorvo Inc., D3 Semiconductor LLC, ABB Limited, Infineon Technologies AG, United Silicon Carbide Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd, Littelfuse Inc. and General Electric Company.

Growth Drivers:
  • Rising demand for high-energy and power-efficient  devices in the automotive and electronics segment
  • Demand for green energy power generation
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Rising demand for integrated circuits

Global Discrete Semiconductor Market Trends:

In the automotive sector, the acquirement of safety-related electronics systems has increased plentifully.  Automotive semiconductor vendors will income from a rush in the need for multiple semiconductor appliances in cars, comprising sensors, microcontrollers (MCUs), and memory. Automation, digital connectivity, electrification, and security will add extra semiconductor content to automotive electronics and subsystems in the following 10 years.

The cloud is the most protuberant market for AI chips, as its representation in data centers may enhance efficacy and reduce operational prices. Continued enhancements of existing goods and the addition of emerging machinery, such as AI in products and 5G networks, and propelled growth in automotive and industrial electronics will be some of the market's main fueling forces in the future.

Global Discrete Semiconductor Market Restraints:

The decrease of transistors to dimensions below 100 nm allows hundreds of millions of transistors to  be fixed on a single chip. Furthermore, the progressing activity amidst producers in terms of deduction  in chip sizes have led to raised applications in the electronics segment, especially in smartphones,  televisions, and wearables appliances.

The progressed functionality and decreased price of a large variety of integrated circuits and systems have advantageous to the end-users and the semiconductor industry. The low price of production raised the  speed of data transfer, computer processing power, and the capability to achieve multiple tasks  concurrently are some of the main benefits of transistor scaling.

Figure 2: Global Automotive Thermal Management Market Share (%), By Segmentation, 2021

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Global Discrete Semiconductor Market Segmentation:

The global discrete semiconductor market report is segmented by type, by end-user industry

Based on the type, the market is segmented into MOSFET, SIC MOSFET and IGBT and many more out of which Si MOSFET is a mostly utilized electronic switch or amplifier, thus, by utilizing a certain voltage, it leaks or controls flows of a varied voltage current. Si MOSFETs dominate the transistor sector currently and are chiefly choosing for high-frequency applications (>200 kHz).

The other one Silicon carbide (or SiC) MOSFETs are more developed material tools comparatively to Si MOSFET,  as they offer faster, more effective power conversion in a smaller space. They also increase the application scope of the power MOSFETs, and thus, are at last commercially accessible in huge  quantities.

Based on the end user industry, the market is segmented into Automotive and consumer electronics and many more out of which MOSFETs are basics to the consumer electronics industry and are mostly utilized for a vast range of consumer electronic goods, such as smart speakers,  smartphones, smartwatches, portable and adaptors, audio and image application, wireless smart devices, and  home appliances, amidst others.

Automotive is one of the notable markets for discrete MOSFETs, and the increasing electrification trend in the industry is possibly to further increase the studied segment’s development. Most of the main  market sellers for power MOSFETs are progressively spending in the automotive industry. High-voltage MOSFETs are mainly acquired in this industry.

Global Discrete Semiconductor Market: Key Developments

In March 2021, The 650 V CoolSiC Hybrid Discrete for Automotive from Infineon Technologies AG has been unconfined. A 50 A TRENCHSTOP 5 fast-switching IGBT and a CoolSiC Schottky diode are utilized in the device to offer a cost-effective performance improvement while upholding high dependability.  Additionally to bi- directional charging, this combination makes the ideal cost-performance trade-off for hard-switching  topologies.

In September 2021, Infineon Technologies AG unlocked its high- tech chip plant for power electronics on 300- millimeter thin wafers at its Villach facility in Austria in the aim of “Ready for Mission Future.” At EUR 1.6 billion, the spending made by the semiconductor group shows one of the most notable such projects in the microelectronics sector in Europe.

In February 2021, Nexperia declared the approval of a series of half-bridge (high side & low side) automotive MOSFETs built in the space-saving LFPAK56D package method. Many automotive applications, such as motor drives and DC/DC changers, employ the half- bridge design of two MOSFETS as a quality building block.

In May 2021, The company declared the approval of new 0.55 mOhm  RDS(on) 40 V power MOSFETs in the high-reliability  LFPAK88 package for vehicle (BUK7S0R5-40H) and  industrial (PSMNR55-40SSH) usage. The MOSFET mixes high-performance superjunction silicon technology with the company's LFPAK copper clip  technology.

Global Discrete Semiconductor Market: Key Companies Insights

The global discrete semiconductor market is highly competitive. This is attributed to continuous launch of new technologies due to ongoing R &D and efforts by value chain participants. Moreover, key players are adopting various business growth strategies in order to expand their presence on regional as well as global basis. Some of the key players in the global discrete semiconductor market are:

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation  (Toshiba Corp.), Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd (Hitachi Ltd), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology Inc., NXP Semiconductors NV, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation (Microchip Technology), Diodes Incorporated, STMicroelectronics NV, Eaton Corporation PLC, ROHM Co. Ltd, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Nexperia BV, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd, Cree Inc., Qorvo Inc., D3 Semiconductor LLC, ABB Limited, Infineon Technologies AG, United Silicon Carbide Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd, Littelfuse Inc. and General Electric Company.

 *Definition: A discrete semiconductor has a fundamental function that can’t be divided up into other functions. An IC, for example, may have a transistor, a diode and other components on it that can all conduct various functions on their own or, working in conjunction as a circuit, can conduct various functions collectively.

The source of power is generally a direct current voltage from a battery or power supply. Examples are bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, light emitting diodes (LED), metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFED), etc. Passive Discrete components do not rise the power of a signal. They usually lead to the power to be lost. Some can expand the voltage at the expenditure of current, so totally there is a loss of power. 

Market Dynamics:

The Internet of Things applications are rising, which is anticipated to fuel the sales of discrete semiconductors.  Furthermore, the wireless communications sector is anticipated to advance with the growth in 5G networks. Fifth-generation networks are also telling of the likelihood of consumers upgrading their handsets/devices to later drive discrete adoption across the world. Various offerers are also advancing SiC and other new areas in substances technology, with BASiC Semiconductor already having mass-generated and made accessible SiC MOSFETs.

On contrary, Smart factories are anticipated to comprise various sensors to observe several aspects of the working surrounding. 5G network is anticipated to provide low-latency, wireless flexibility and high-capacity performance to handle the restraints in the production surrounding.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global discrete semiconductor  market, and provides market size (US$ Billion) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global discrete semiconductor market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Major players in the global analytical instrumentation therapy market are Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (Toshiba Corp.), Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd (Hitachi Ltd), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology Inc., NXP Semiconductors NV, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation (Microchip Technology), Diodes Incorporated, STMicroelectronics NV, Eaton Corporation PLC, ROHM Co. Ltd, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Nexperia BV, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd, Cree Inc., Qorvo Inc., D3 Semiconductor LLC, ABB Limited, Infineon Technologies AG, United Silicon Carbide Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd, Littelfuse Inc. and General Electric Company.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global discrete semiconductor market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global discrete semiconductor market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Discrete Semiconductor Market, By Type:
    • MOSFET
    • IGBT
    • Bipolar Transistor
    • Thyristor
    • Rectifier
    • Other types
  • Global Discrete Semiconductor Market, By End-User Industry:
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Communication
    • Industrial
    • Other End-user Industries
  • Global Discrete Semiconductor Market, By Geography:
    • Americas
    • Europe
    • China
    • Japan
    • Taiwan
    • Rest of the World
  • Company Profiles:
    • ABB Limited
    • ON Semiconductor Corporation
    • Infineon Technologies AG
    • STMicroelectronics NV
    • Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation  (Toshiba Corp.)
    • NXP Semiconductors NV
    • Diodes Incorporated
    • Nexperia BV
    • D3 Semiconductor LLC
    • Eaton Corporation PLC
    • Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd (Hitachi Ltd)
    • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    • Fuji Electric Co. Ltd
    • Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd
    • Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
    • Renesas Electronics Corporation
    • ROHM Co. Ltd
    • Microsemi Corporation (Microchip Technology)
    • Qorvo Inc.
    • Cree Inc.
    • General Electric Company
    • Littelfuse Inc.
    • United Silicon Carbide Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global discrete semiconductor market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 30.62 Billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.0% between 2022 and 2030.
Demand for green energy power generation fueling the growth of the market.
The MOSFET segment is the leading type segment in the market.
Rising demand for integrated circuits restraining growth of the market.
Major players in the market are Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation  (Toshiba Corp.), Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd (Hitachi Ltd), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology Inc., NXP Semiconductors NV, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation (Microchip Technology), Diodes Incorporated, STMicroelectronics NV, Eaton Corporation PLC, ROHM Co. Ltd, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Nexperia BV, Fuji Electric Co. Ltd, Cree Inc., Qorvo Inc., D3 Semiconductor LLC, ABB Limited, Infineon Technologies AG, United Silicon Carbide Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Co. Ltd, Littelfuse Inc. and General Electric Company.

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