Wednesday 11 February 2015, Amsterdam
The new report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Rectifiers Market: ON Semiconductor Corp., Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd, STMicroelectronics N.V., Vishay Intertechnology Inc, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd, Analog Devices Inc., Bourns Inc., Diode Inc.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the reports team said: “UPS has three main components: rectifier, inverter, and battery. The rectifier converts AC power to DC power and stores the line power in the battery. In the event of power failure, the inverter supplies the continuous power to the electric equipment. The battery stores the power for use when the power source is interrupted and provides uninterrupted power to the inverter. The demand for UPS has increased manifold because of power outages in rural and urban areas. Also, an increase in information networks has compelled organizations to adopt up-to-date semiconductor technologies and control systems to provide extended battery backup power to maintain their employees' critical services as operational. UPS could also help in protecting hardware and devices from damage during power outages. UPS are widely used for applications in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, and Aerospace and Defense industries, where reliable power is demanded. Thus, the growing demand for UPS will consequently increase the demand for semiconductor components such as rectifiers.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers is the use of rectifiers in power supplies. Power supplies are used for applications such as charging devices in computers, cellphones, electronic equipment, and electronic vehicles. The increasing demand for electronic gadgets worldwide is expected to fuel the demand for power supplies further. This, in turn, is expected to have an impact on the demand for rectifiers in DC power supplies.
Further, the report states that the cyclical nature of the Semiconductor industry is one of the major challenges in the market. Rectifier manufactures depend on OEMs, which, in turn, depend on end-users. This often leads to a demand-supply gap and an inventory pile-up. Hence, any demand fluctuations from end-users indirectly affects rectifier manufacturers.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.