The North American discrete semiconductor market was evaluated at US$5,067.872 million for the year 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.23%, reaching a market size of US$7,241.067 million by the year 2027.
A discrete semiconductor is a solitary semiconductor that performs a single electronic function. Discrete semiconductors include MOSFETs, thyristors, IGBTs, diodes, and rectifiers, among others. A power discrete semiconductor that converts alternating current, notably IGBTs and MOSFETS, is a common element of electric and electronic equipment. Power discrete is used in various power supply units for a variety of electronic applications, ranging from consumer electronics to electric charging stations, to drive discrete semiconductors.
In the forecast period of 2020-2027, the growing requirement to control power across circuits and downsizing are driving the discrete semiconductor business. Due to the significant manufacturing operations in the region, demand for discrete semiconductors is likely to expand in the North American region. Additionally, rising military spending in the region is increasing the use of electric and electronic equipment; which will drive demand for discrete semiconductors even higher. The market is being driven by factors such as rising demand for energy-efficient devices; the growing dominance of wireless and portable electronic products; rapid growth in the automotive industry; increased development of Al-based semiconductors; and rising demand for metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETS) and insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), diodes, and thyristors in the electronics and automobile industries. Furthermore, there is a rapid increase in the application of IoT technology across all key industry verticals, which is a major driver for market growth.
However, the continuously rising prices are expected to stifle market expansion. It's because the leading manufacturers are having trouble obtaining the materials they need. Furthermore, the trade war between the United States and China, combined with tariff interruptions, is disrupting component exports and imports, ultimately affecting the production cost of discrete devices. As a result, the market is focusing more on integrated circuits, which is slowing the market's growth. The market potential is also predicted to be hampered by the design complexity of IGBTS.
The transistor category, based on type, is in the best place to dominate the market in terms of CAGR. The increased use of bipolar transistors, IGBTS, and MOSFETS in automotive, consumer electronics, and other industries is to blame. Because of their greater switching frequency, IGBTSs are commonly used in high-voltage applications. As a result, the market is growing at a rapid pace. Furthermore, diodes have the biggest discrete semiconductor market share because of their high reverse resistance capabilities, which prevent electrons from flowing in reverse-biased mode across electronic circuits.
According to the industry vertical, the consumer electronics industry is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast year. Because games, wearables, and other devices, as well as portable electronics and smart home products, are in high demand across the globe. Due to increased demand for discrete semiconductors for regenerative braking and autonomous vehicle technology, the automotive market is expected to have the second-highest growth. Electronic components are critical for automobile security and must be able to withstand high voltages and extreme temperatures.
Due to rising disposable income levels and increased consumption of smartphones, portable devices, and other electronic devices in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and other regions, North America is predicted to develop at a significant rate. In the North American region, automation and mining activities are on the rise, necessitating the use of additional electrical components in machinery.
In July 2020, STMicroelectronics announced the release of 26 new Schottky diodes in limited SBM and SMA flat modules with average ratings of 1-5 A & voltage ratings of 25-200 V. These devices provide higher energy efficiency for industrial and consumer applications due to their low voltage.
STMicroelectronics, a leading semiconductor company with customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, announced the December 2021 release of its third generation of STPOWER silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs1, furthering the state-of-the-art power devices for powertrains, electric vehicles, and other applications where energy efficiency, power density, and reliability are critical target criteria. Nexperia, a leading provider of critical semiconductors, unveiled the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of automotive-qualified discrete in space-saving, thermally efficient, AOI-compatible DFN packages in June 2020. Switching, Zener, Schottky, protection diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), N- and P-channel MOSFETs, resistor-equipped transistors, and LED drivers are among the devices accessible under the AEC-Q101 standard.
In September 2020, Infineon Technologies AG released TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 technology, which is ideal for industrial motor drives, power factor correction, photovoltaic, and uninterruptible power supply applications.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the North American economy and technological industry. During the pandemic, semiconductors enabled people to work, learn, treat illnesses, order items online, and stay connected via technology. While much of the world shut down, semiconductors kept the wheels of the global economy, healthcare, and civilization in general turning. Furthermore, semiconductors aided doctors and scientists in developing therapies and vaccinations to help restore global health. According to the SIA-State-of-the-Industry-Report 2021, the semiconductor industry had a lot of success in 2021, but it also faced a lot of problems ahead. One of the most serious was the global semiconductor shortage. Unexpectedly high demand for semiconductors required for pandemic response, along with substantial changes in chip demand for other items such as cars, resulted in a global supply-demand imbalance. The scarcity began in 2020, owing to huge demand swings induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus spread around the world, some clients decreased output and chip orders. In early 2020, several countries and regions fell under lockdown, disrupting semiconductor supply severely.
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