Darnell projects 1.4 billion digital power convertersCorona, Calif. — The portion of the power supply market that will employ some form of digital loop control is expected to grow at an average annual rate of about 45 percent for at least the next five years, according to recent analysis by Darnell Group. Digital power growth will be almost five times faster than the overall market. By 2013, the digital power converter market is projected to exceed 1.4 billion units.
"To put the market in perspective, the worldwide total available AC/DC power supply and DC/DC converter unit market is set to grow at an average rate of only about 10 percent between 2008 and 2013," said Linnea Brush, Senior Analyst with Darnell. "This includes external and embedded AC/DC power supplies, along with isolated and non-isolated DC/DC converters. A market of 1.4 billion units is still less than half the total available market, so digital control will continue to grow rapidly over the next five years, and beyond."
"This year, Darnell is hosting the fifith-annual Digital Power Forum" (San Francisco, Sept. 15-17), which will include two extended sessions related to digital power management. "These growth trends indicate that even when we get to the tenth annual event, there will still be emerging opportunity, significant growth and shifting market dynamics," Brush added.