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Follow us on LinkedIn Rising energy demand, increasing energy prices, growing concerns over the expanding carbon print of energy production, have unleashed a drive to adroitly harvest energy and minimize energy consumption. At the heart of the envisioned green future are power management ICs (PMIC) which represent an integral part of almost every electronic system. As an integrated circuit designed to improve the manner in which power is utilized by electrical or electronic system, PMIC represents an energy management concept of utmost significance in the modern electronics driven world. The importance of PMICs can be put into perspective by the technologys ability to revolutionize the world of electronics, power and communications by enabling the development of energy efficient products/solutions. Capable of enabling the lowest standby power dissipation in an electrical system, power management ICs have already achieved incredible significance in both conventional and battery powered electronic devices. Given the growing sophistication of portable electronic devices, particularly mobile phones and notebooks, which are turning into highly integrated devices capable of handling multiple tasks, right from playing media files to establishing internet based connectivity, all of which need immense energy, the demand for power management ICs, which can not only extend the battery life of these portable devices but also provide a measure of remaining battery power, is growing at a brisk pace.
With the ability to perform several functions including power management, power conversion, control and communication by using a digital feedback loop, digital power management ICs takes energy efficiency in electronic devices a step further. The global market for Digital Power Management ICs will witness healthy growth over the next few years, primarily driven by proliferation of high-performance products that employ numerous voltage rails and high currents such as high-end servers, networking, storage and computing devices, datacom, routing and telecom equipment. Rapid developments in energy sector, particularly in alternative energy such as solar and wind energy, will create demand for power ICs in the manufacture of smart grids and meters. Also, successful commercialization and proliferation of electric and hybrid vehicles will also boost market prospects for digital power management ICs.
Technology innovation continues to influence the market, positively impacting opportunities. Examples of high impact innovations sweeping through the industry include emergence of Power over Ethernet technology, which facilitates the transfer of 13W of power over Ethernet cables and the rising popularity of Distributed Power Architecture designed to enhance the performance and reliability of power systems used in next-generation communication systems. Also, over the medium to long-term period, demand for Power Management ICs capable of supporting micro-harvesting designs of wireless devices, is poised to increase. Ambient energy harvesting for powering circuits in diverse embedded applications is forecast to become more widespread in the upcoming years, as incremental technology improvements make it feasible to scavenge energy from ambient sources. Manufacturers of power management ICs are therefore confronted with design challenges in developing IC solutions capable of addressing stringent power budgets and effectively management of energy, since ambient sources are highly variable power sources.
As stated by new market research report on Digital Power Management ICs, Asia-Pacific is the most prominent regional market worldwide with revenue from the region waxing at a CAGR of about 29.3% over the analysis period 2008-2017. Growth will be driven by huge demand for portable, mobile consumer electronics, particularly in emerging markets such as China and India. The strong electronic manufacturing base in countries such as Taiwan, Korea, China and Vietnam also makes the region a lucrative market for digital power management ICs. By end-use, Data Communications, Computer Networks & Telecommunications Industry is the most significant contributor of revenues in this space.
Major players profiled in the report include Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., Analog Devices Inc., Ericsson Power Modules AB, Exar Corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, International Rectifier Corporation, Intersil Corporation, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products Inc., Micrel Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., Silicon Laboratories Inc., Summit Microelectronics Inc., and Texas Instruments Incorporated among others.
The research report titled Digital Power Management ICs: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a strategic review of the industry, key market trends, recent product launches, strategic corporate initiatives, and profiles of key market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for geographic markets, such as, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. End-use markets analyzed include Electronics; Data Communications, Computer Networks & Telecommunications; and Others.
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