Power management integrated circuit (PMIC) market surpassed value worth US$ 20.9 billion in 2018, as per a new FMI study. The market is projected to grow at 6.4% y-o-y in 2019 and key factors responsible for the projected growth of the market include,
- Rising sales of smart devices across the globe
- Growing energy harvesting initiatives
- Introduction of compact and high-efficiency PMICs
- Ongoing industrial automation and vehicle electrification
The FMI study finds that demand for power management integrated circuit (PMIC) in communication equipment application is projected to grow at a higher rate. In 2019, PMIC application in communication equipment is expected to grow at 8.5% y-o-y. The projected growth can be attributed to buoyancy in the telecommunication industry owing to increasing demand for connectivity and adoption of communication equipment starting from analogue switches to smartphones to communication satellites.
Personal Electronics Application Registers Leading Revenues
The FMI study finds that demand for power management integrated circuit (PMIC) remains higher in personal electronics devices. In 2018, sales of power management integrated circuit garnered revenues worth over US$ 5.7 billion in 2018 and held 27% of the global PMIC market share. The demand trend in personal electronics application is expected to continue in 2019 at the rate of 6.6% y-o-y.
A plethora of personal electronics devices and their rising adoption rate in the wake of increasing millennial population, expansion of middle class and increased purchase capacity are factors responsible for the increasing demand for power management integrated circuit (PMIC) in personal electronics application. In addition, manufacturers in the consumer electronics industry highly utilize PMIC to optimize energy consumption in compact devices.
Industrial application of power management integrated circuit (PMIC) registered second highest revenues and accounted for over one-fifth of the market revenues in 2018. Demand for power management integrated circuit (PMIC) in an automotive sector closely follows revenues in industrial application.
PMIC Marketplace Moderately Consolidated
Leading players in the power management integrated circuit (PMIC) marketplace share considerable revenues. Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors N.V., ON Semiconductor Corporation and Analog Devices, Inc. are prominent market players, of which ON Semiconductor is the front runner.
Small and mid-sized players are leveraging strategies such as introduction of low-priced products to establish a stronghold in the domestic market. Increasing revenues of these players are eating into the shares of prominent PMIC market players.
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APEJ Revenues Continue to Surge
The FMI study finds that APEJ continues to register leading position in the power management integrated circuit (PMIC) market. In 2018, over two-fifth of the PMIC market revenues were accounted for APEJ region, of which over 67% share was registered from China and India.
The region presents significant growth of the end-user industries of the power management integrated circuit (PMIC) market, thereby garnering leading revenues.
The FMI study finds that North America continues to register the second leading position in the power management integrated circuit (PMIC) market. In 2018, over one-fourth of the PMIC market revenues were accounted for the North America region, of which over 81% share was registered from the U.S.
Across the globe, increasing energy harvesting initiatives and their penetration in the semiconductor industry has generated lucrative opportunities for power management integrated circuit (PMIC) market. As the global demand for electricity rises and the world enters the era of IoT and digitalization, demand for power management integrated circuit (PMIC) is set to rise in the coming years.