Discrete Diodes: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn – Defined as the basic building block of an electronic circuit, discrete diodes are designed to allow current flow in only one direction to prevent damage to the circuitry system. As ubiquitous electronic components used in myriad applications ranging from automotive, telecommunications to electronics, discrete diodes are expected to witness steady growth in the coming years. Key factors expected to support this growth include increased use of electronics in automobiles, robust demand for mobile computing devices like smartphones, tablets netbooks etc, and sustained demand for diodes in high-frequency applications such as in radios, TVs and other devices requiring digital logic circuits. Against this scenario, high-frequency diode solutions such as, small signal diodes, surface mount Schottky diodes, PIN diode, and varactor diodes, are expected to witness sturdy growth.
Small signal diodes primarily find usage in the PC, wireless telecommunications, automotive and power supplies markets for the purpose of converting AC power to DC power. Due to their ability to rapidly react to change in bias, Schottky diodes, a type of small signal diodes particularly find usage in high frequency applications that need fast switching times. The small signal diode market is currently witnessing growing demand for energy-efficient packages and highly functional products such as diode arrays. The RF & microwave diodes market, on the other hand, is being driven by radio frequency applications in the consumer electronics and wireless handset markets. While sharper capacitance voltage curve for tuning range and low capacitance is the key technology trend characterizing the varactor diodes market, the trend making waves in the PIN market is the growing demand for diodes offering enhanced reverse isolation and lower on-resistance.
The trend towards miniaturization and sleeker form factors of electronic devices particularly in mobile devices will also continue to drive demand for discrete diodes. For instance, in the PIN and Schottky diodes category, demand is increasing for energy efficient ultra small micro lead-less packages that are capable of providing higher power dissipation. For application in portable electronics which demand extended battery duration and minimal power consumption, miniaturized diodes are being made with low leakage currents. Owing to significant savings offered in terms of costs and assembly time and greater reliability as compared to individually packaged diodes, diode arrays are gaining increasing popularity. In addition, developments related to power friendly packaging and assembly will continue to fuel adoption of discrete diodes in the coming years by enhancing efficiency of the components.
Characterized by the expansion in mobile networks and increased adoption of mobile hand-held devices, particularly internet enabled devices, the mobile communications sector is driving significant gains in the discrete diodes market. Demand for discrete diodes is also growing due to the recent spurt in demand for electronic devices, particularly in developing markets. Increasing focus on in-car safety and entertainment, which is resulting in growing electronic content per car, is also spewing opportunities for range a discrete diodes, given the critical role they play in voltage regulation and protection of vulnerable circuits against current surges.
As stated by the new market research report on Discrete Diodes, Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as the fastest growing regional market worldwide with revenues from the region projected to wax at a CAGR of 7% over the analysis period. Growth in the region is led by rapid industrialization, booming economies, increased urbanization, growing employment opportunities, and rising spending power among the huge base of middle class population. The communications sector represents the largest end-use industry, while small signal diodes ranks as the largest product category.
Major players covered in the report include Agilent Technologies Inc., Diodes Incorporated, Hitachi, Infineon Technologies AG, M/A-Com Technology Solutions Inc., Microsemi Corporation, ON Semiconductor, Panasonic Corporation, Semikron International GmbH, Toshiba Corporation and Vishay Intertechnology Inc., among others.
The research report titled “Discrete Diodes: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for Discrete Diodes in US$ for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America and Rest of World. Key product segments analyzed in the report include Small Signal Diode, Transient Protection Diode, Zener Diode and Radio Frequency & Microwave Diode. Major end-use industries analyzed include Automotive, Communications, Computer & Computer Peripherals, Consumer Electronics and Others.
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