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DC-DC Global Forecasts, Technology Trends & Competitive Environment, Eighth Edition Product Image

DC-DC Global Forecasts, Technology Trends & Competitive Environment, Eighth Edition

  • Published: February 2005
  • Region: Global
  • 364 pages
  • Darnell Group

The Eighth Edition of this in-depth analysis of DC-DC Converters includes 125 Tables and 127 Graphs that detail the many trends providing opportunities for dc-dc module makers. From an application point of view, the Computer segment in North America and the Communications segment in Asia are providing the greatest opportunities. From an architectural point of view, the faster-than-expected adoption of the intermediate bus architecture is driving sales of non-isolated point-of-load converters and bus converters, which are two of the fastest-growing dc-dc converter segments. Additionally, the trend towards lower operating voltages, higher current levels and higher wattages are providing growth possibilities in a number of key areas. Overall, these trends provide the punch needed to lift the dc-dc converter module market from nearly $3.3 billion in 2005 to $5.4 billion in 2010. This translates to annualized growth of 10.5%.

This report provides geographic forecasts for Asia, Central & Latin America, Europe, and North America. In addition, Wattage forecasts, forecasts by Output Current, forecasts by Input Voltage, forecasts by Output Voltage, Industry/Applications segment forecasts, READ MORE >

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION
Introduction

CHAPTER II – PURPOSE, SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
Purpose
Scope
Methodology
Correlation and Analysis

CHAPTER III – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
DC-DC Converter Modules: Economic Factors, Market Drivers and
Technological Trends
Worldwide Market Forecasts
North America Market Forecasts
Europe Market Forecasts
Asia Market Forecasts
CALA Market Forecasts
Competitive Environment

CHAPTER IV – DC-DC CONVERTER MODULES: ECONOMIC FACTORS, MARKET DRIVERS AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
Introduction
Economics Factors
Applications Drivers
Business Models
Packaging Trends
VRM Developments
Technology Developments
Pricing Pressures

CHAPTER V – WORLDWIDE MARKET FORECASTS
Introduction
Power Level Forecasts
Wattage Forecasts
500W
Amperage Forecasts
Input Voltage Forecasts
Output Voltage Forecasts
Product Type Forecasts
Application Forecasts
Communications Sub-Segment Forecasts
Computer Sub-Segment Forecasts

CHAPTER VI – NORTH AMERICA MARKET FORECASTS
Introduction
Wattage Forecasts
500W
Amperage Forecasts
Input Voltage Forecasts
Output Voltage Forecasts
Product Type Forecasts
Application Forecasts
Communications Sub-Segment Forecasts
Computer Sub-Segment Forecasts

CHAPTER VII – EUROPE MARKET FORECASTS
Introduction
Wattage Forecasts
500W
Amperage Forecasts
Input Voltage Forecasts
Output Voltage Forecasts
Product Type Forecasts
Application Forecasts
Communications Sub-Segment Forecasts
Computer Sub-Segment Forecasts

CHAPTER VIII – ASIA MARKET FORECASTS
Introduction
Wattage Forecasts
500W
Amperage Forecasts
Input Voltage Forecasts
Output Voltage Forecasts
Product Type Forecasts
Application Forecasts
Communications Sub-Segment Forecasts
Computer Sub-Segment Forecasts

CHAPTER IX – CALA MARKET FORECASTS
Introduction
Wattage Forecasts
500W
Amperage Forecasts
Input Voltage Forecasts
Output Voltage Forecasts
Product Type Forecasts
Application Forecasts
Communications Sub-Segment Forecasts
Computer Sub-Segment Forecasts

CHAPTER X – COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Introduction
Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
Market Shares
Profiles of Major Competitors
Alcatel Converters
Artesyn Technologies, Inc
Astec Power
Bel Fuse, Inc.
C&D Technologies, Inc
Cherokee International
Condor D.C. Power Supplies
Delta Electronics
Ericsson Power Modules AB
Interpoint Corporation
Lambda Electronics
Lite-On Technology Corp
Magnatek, Inc
Matsushita Electronic Components Co., Ltd
Murata Manufacturing
NetPower Technologies, Inc
Power-One, Inc
Shindengen Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd
SynQor
Tamura Corporation
Tyco Electronics Power Systems
Vicor Corp.
Yutaka Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd
Additional DC-DC Manufacturers
Acbel Polytech, Inc
Ambit Microsystems Corp
Autronic Steuer-und Regeltechnik Gmbh & Co KG.
Cincon Electronics
Cosel USA, Inc
Digital Power Corporation
ETA-USA
GAIA Converter
Galaxy Power
IBEK Electronics
IKOR, An Advanced Energy Company
Martek Power
TDK Innoveta Inc.
Transistor Devices, Inc
Traco Electronics AG
Wall Industries

APPENDIX A
Glossary

CHAPTER III – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Graphs
Graph III-1 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Region
(growth rates and millions of units)
Graph III-2 – Worldwide Brick Market Unit Sales Share (Percentage)
Graph III-3 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Graph III-4 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies
By Top Ten Market Share (percentages)

CHAPTER IV – DC-DC CONVERTER MODULES: ECONOMIC FACTORS, MARKET DRIVERS AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
Tables
Table IV-1 – Alliance Membership (as of May 5, 2005)
Table IV-2 – Worldwide Brick Market Units Sales Share (Percentages)

Graphs
Graph IV-1 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Region
(growth rates and millions of units)
Graph IV-2 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers and Communications (growth rates and millions of units)
Graph IV-3 – Worldwide Brick Market Unit Sales Share, (Percentages)

CHAPTER V – WORLDWIDE MARKET FORECASTS
Tables
Table V-1 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Region
(millions of units)
Table V-2 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Table V-3 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Power Level
and High/Low Density (millions of dollars)
Table V-4 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Table V-5 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Table V-6 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Table V-7 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Table V-8 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table V-9 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Table V-10 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Table V-11 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table V-12 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Table V-13 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Table V-14 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Table V-15 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Table V-16 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Table V-17 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Table V-18 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Table V-19 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Table V-20 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table V-21 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table V-22 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Table V-23 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table V-24 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table V-25 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

Graphs
Graph V-1 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Regional
Market Shares, (% of dollar market)
Graph V-2 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Graph V-3 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Graph V-4 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Graph V-5 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Graph V-6 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Graph V-7 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph V-8 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph V-9 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Graph V-10 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph V-11 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph V-12 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Graph V-13 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Graph V-14 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Graph V-15 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Graph V-16 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Graph V-17 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Graph V-18 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Graph V-19 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph V-20 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment(millions of units)
Graph V-21 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Graph V-22 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph V-23 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Graph V-24 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

CHAPTER VI – NORTH AMERICA MARKET FORECASTS
Tables
Table VI-1 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Table VI-2 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Table VI-3 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Table VI-4 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Table VI-5 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Table VI-6 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table VI-7 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Table VI-8 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Table VI-9 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table VI-10 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Table VI-11 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Table VI-12 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Table VI-13 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Table VI-14 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Table VI-15 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Table VI-16 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Table VI-17 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Table VI-18 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table VI-19 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table VI-20 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Table VI-21 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table VI-22 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table VI-23 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Graphs
Graph VI-1 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Graph VI-2 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Graph VI-3 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Graph VI-4 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Graph VI-5 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VI-6 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VI-7 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph VI-8 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Graph VI-9 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VI-10 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph VI-11 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Graph VI-12 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Graph VI-13 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Graph VI-14 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Graph VI-15 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Graph VI-16 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Graph VI-17 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Graph VI-18 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph VI-19 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment(millions of units)
Graph VI-20 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Graph VI-21 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph VI-22 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Graph VI-23 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

CHAPTER VII – EUROPE MARKET FORECASTS
Tables
Table VII-1 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Table VII-2 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars) 1
Table VII-3 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Table VII-4 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Table VII-5 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Table VII-6 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table VII-7 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Table VII-8 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Table VII-9 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table VII-10 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Table VII-11 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit) 1
Table VII-12 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Table VII-13 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Table VII-14 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Table VII-15 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Table VII-16 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Table VII-17 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Table VII-18 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table VII-19 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table VII-20 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Table VII-21 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table VII-22 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table VII-23 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

Graphs
Graph VII-1 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Graph VII-2 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Graph VII-3 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Graph VII-4 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Graph VII-5 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VII-6 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VII-7 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph VII-8 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage ($/unit) 176
Graph VII-9 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VII-10 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph VII-11 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Graph VII-12 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Graph VII-13 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Graph VII-14 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Graph VII-15 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Graph VII-16 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Graph VII-17 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Graph VII-18 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph VII-19 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment(millions of units)
Graph VII-20 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Graph VII-21 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph VII-22 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Graph VII-23 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

CHAPTER VIII – ASIA MARKET FORECASTS
Tables
Table VIII-1 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Table VIII-2 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Table VIII-3 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Table VIII-4 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Table VIII-5 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Table VIII-6 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table VIII-7 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Table VIII-8 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Table VIII-9 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table VIII-10 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Table VIII-11 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Table VIII-12 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Table VIII-13 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Table VIII-14 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Table VIII-15 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Table VIII-16 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Table VIII-17 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Table VIII-18 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table VIII-19 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table VIII-20 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Table VIII-21 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table VIII-22 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table VIII-23 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

Graphs
Graph VIII-1 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-2 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-3 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Graph VIII-4 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Graph VIII-5 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-6 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-7 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph VIII-8 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Graph VIII-9 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-10 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph VIII-11 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Graph VIII-12 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-13 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Graph VIII-14 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Graph VIII-15 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-16 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Graph VIII-17 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Graph VIII-18 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-19 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment(millions of units)
Graph VIII-20 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Graph VIII-21 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph VIII-22 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Graph VIII-23 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

CHAPTER IX – CALA MARKET FORECASTS
Tables
Table IX-1 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Table IX-2 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Table IX-3 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Table IX-4 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Table IX-5 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Table IX-6 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table IX-7 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Table IX-8 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Table IX-9 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Table IX-10 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Table IX-11 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Table IX-12 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Table IX-13 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Table IX-14 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Table IX-15 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Table IX-16 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Table IX-17 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Table IX-18 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table IX-19 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table IX-20 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Table IX-21 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Table IX-22 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Table IX-23 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

Graphs
Graph IX-1 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Standard
versus Custom (millions of dollars)
Graph IX-2 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of dollars)
Graph IX-3 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
(millions of units)
Graph IX-4 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Wattage Level
($/unit)
Graph IX-5 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Amperage
(millions of dollars)
Graph IX-6 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph IX-7 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph IX-8 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Input Voltage
($/unit)
Graph IX-9 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of dollars)
Graph IX-10 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
(millions of units)
Graph IX-11 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Output Voltage
($/unit)
Graph IX-12 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of dollars)
Graph IX-13 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
(millions of units)
Graph IX-14 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Product Type
($/unit)
Graph IX-15 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of dollars)
Graph IX-16 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
(millions of units)
Graph IX-17 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Application
($/unit)
Graph IX-18 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph IX-19 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment(millions of units)
Graph IX-20 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Communications
Sub-Segment ($/unit)
Graph IX-21 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of dollars)
Graph IX-22 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment (millions of units)
Graph IX-23 – CALA DC-DC Converter Modules, By Computers
Sub-Segment ($/unit)

CHAPTER X – COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Tables
Table X-1 – Recent Mergers/Acquisitions
Table X-2 – Alliance Membership (as of May 5, 2005)
Table X-3 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by Top Ten
Market Share (estimated revenue in millions and estimated market share)
Table X-4 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by
Top Five Market Share (estimated market share)
Table X-5 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by Top Five
Market Share (estimated market share)
Table X-6 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by Top Five
Market Share (estimated market share)

Graphs
Graph X-1 – Worldwide DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by Top Ten
Market Share (estimated revenue in millions and estimated market share)
Graph X-2 – North America DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by
Top Five Market Share (estimated market share)
Graph X-3 – Europe DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by Top Five
Market Share (estimated market share)
Graph X-4 – Asia DC-DC Converter Modules, Companies by Top Five
Market Share (estimated market share)

The fundamental purpose of this research study is to provide the information and analysis necessary to make strategic decisions about the sales potential and future demand characteristics for board-mounted dc-dc converter modules. Modules differ from discretes in that a module is a complete dc-dc converter solution that is mounted onto its own printed circuit board, while discrete solutions are mounted directly to the system printed circuit board. The market for dc-dc converters can be segmented in a number of ways: by application, by wattage, by input and output voltage, by amperage, by product type, and so on. The dc-dc converter market addressed in this report includes both high-wattage industrial power supplies down to point-of-load dc-dc converters. This study is designed to help companies improve their current market understanding, as well as anticipate and plan for future trends. In addition to determining the potential market size and growth, this report identifies current low-voltage powering trends. Profiles of the key competitors in the dc-dc converter market are also included in this study.

Many trends are providing opportunities for dc-dc module makers. From an application point of view, the Computer segment in North America and the Communications segment in Asia are providing the greatest opportunities. From an architectural point of view, the faster-than-expected adoption of the intermediate bus architecture is driving sales of non-isolated pointof-load converters (POLs) and bus converters, which are two of the fastest-growing dc-dc converter segments. Additionally, the trend towards lower operating voltages, higher current levels and higher wattages are providing growth possibilities in a number of key areas. Overall, these trends provide the punch needed to lift the dc-dc converter module market from nearly $3.3 billion in 2005 to $5.4 billion in 2010. This translates to annualized growth of 10.5%.

While this implies that the dc-dc converter market has the ability to maintain strong growth for the next five years, this market is also faced with a number of threats. On the low end of the power and amperage levels, discrete solutions are eroding the module market. The greatest evidence of this is the Portable application segment. In recent editions of this report, Portable accounted for a sizeable share of sales, but it is no longer included because of incursion by discretes. While this reduces the available market, it allows this report to more clearly focus on the trends driving the traditional module markets—Communications, Computers, Industrial and so on. Additionally, the business climate is also providing a number of challenges. Several recent alliances, partnerships and acquisitions will continue to change the face of the dc-dc converter market. Several companies, such as C&D Technologies, have been able to gain
substantial market share, while others have not been as fortunate.

The move to digital power control and conversion may provide great opportunities for some, while clearly providing a threat to others. This emerging and disruptive technology may have a
very large say in how market share turns out in the somewhat near future. The ability to digitally configure output voltages, set voltage sequencing, the ability to monitor the dc-dc converter and so on not only offers technological advantages, but more importantly, economic advantages. Power-One claims that implementation of their digital solution can cut average development time from eight weeks to three days. Given the increasing importance of time-to-market and the costs associated with development, this benefit is significant.

Applications and regional differences between applications segments are providing for a
diverse array of opportunities. The broad Computer segment now accounts for a greater share of
dc-dc sales worldwide than the Communications segment. While this is clearly true in North
America, Asia and Central and Latin America are still heavily weighted towards Communications. However, both segments have growth opportunities. The fastest-growing subsegment in either group is the Server market. Particularly in North America, the emergence of blade servers, which frequently employ either the distributed power architecture or the intermediate bus architecture, are driving sales of bus converters, POLs and voltage regulator
modules. Along a similar line, Communications equipment based on the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) is driving demand for products such as Artesyn's "Ultra" 200W quarter-brick, which was designed for implementation into ATCA equipment. Voiceover-Internet Protocol and the corresponding usage of Power-over-Ethernet will provide significant opportunities, as well. However, many of these opportunities replace existing markets. For instance, the growing converter market for blade servers is eroding the established market for enterprise servers.

The venerable brick form factor is also expected to see a number of changes. Today halfbricks
still hold the largest share of unit sales, but throughout the five-year period studied, quarter- and eighth-bricks are expected to hold the top share for at least some period of time. Only full and sixteenth-bricks are expected to remain as relative niche markets.

The largest individual threat for dc-dc converter makers is the continued commoditization of converters. This places increasing price pressures and pushes volumes to the absolute lowestcost supplier. Many of the standardization attempts in this market may have just that effect. Prices are projected to decline at a rate 4.5% per year and that includes a trend towards higher power and higher current levels. It would not be at all surprising to see average price-per-Watt of isolated converters fall below $0.20 by the end of the forecast. High volume and commoditized VRMs are frequently priced well below $0.10-per-Watt.

To quantitatively and qualitatively address the dynamics in this market, a number of forecasts
and discussions are provided. Forecasts are first divided into eight wattage segments to deliver greater granularity in the forecasts. The fastest-growing wattage segments are the higher wattage segments, with 100W-249W segment growing the fastest because of voltage regulator module shifts. That said, average pricing is coming down fastest in the higher-wattage segments because of the type of applications that are moving in. Detailed dollar, unit and average selling price forecasts for 2005 to 2010 are also provided for Input Voltages, Output Voltages, Product Type (Isolated, Non-isolated and VRM), and Application (Computer, Communications, Industrial and Military/Aerospace). Furthermore, the Computer and Communications segments are further broken down into a total of ten sub-segments. Revenue forecasts are provided for six different amperage ranges and standard- and custom-designed converters. Each of these seven categories of forecasts are given for five regions: Worldwide, North America, Europe, Asia and Central and Latin America.

A detailed competitive analysis chapter augments the total available market forecasts. Estimates of the top dc-dc converter companies worldwide have been expanded from the top-five to the top-ten. Moreover, market share data is complimented with estimated sales data for each of these ten companies. In the last edition of this report, Tyco was estimated to have the top market share, but now the company's position has slipped. Moreover, each of the previous top have found a different position. There have been regional changes as well. Delta Electronics has gained share in Europe following the acquisition of Ascom Energy Systems. This chapter also provides discussion related to the mergers, acquisitions and alliances that have formed since the last update of this report. Important differences between the Point-of-Load Alliance (POLA) and the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) are pointed out and the impact these alliances are discussed. Both alliances claim to be open, but only one allows nonmembers to produce their standard products. The competitive environment culminates with profiles of the leading 40 dc-dc converter manufacturers.

Companies and Organizations mentioned in Chapter IV:
3Com, Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture alliance (ATCA), AMD, Artesyn, Astec, AT&T, Celestica Power Systems (now C&D Technologies), Charter Communications, Cisco, Cox Communications, Dell, Delta Electronics, Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance, Ericsson Power Modules, Federal Reserve, Galaxy Power (now Bel Fuse), Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Incep Technologies, Intel, Intersil, Juniper Networks, Lambda Electronics, Levono, Lucent, MCI, Microchip Technology, Molex, Motorola, Murata Manufacturing, National Semiconductor, Nortel, PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group, PMBus Working Group, Point-of-Load Alliance, PowerDsine, Power-One, SBC, Sony, Sprint, Summit Microelectronics, SynQor, Texas Instruments, Time Warner, Toshiba, Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Unidon, Verizon, Vicor, Vonage, Zilker Labs

Profiles of Major Competitors included in Chapter X
Alcatel Converters, Artesyn Technologies, Inc, Astec Power, Bel Fuse, Inc., C&D Technologies, Inc, Cherokee International, Condor D.C. Power Supplies, Delta Electronics, Ericsson Power Modules AB, Interpoint Corporation, Lambda
Electronics, Lite-On Technology Corp, Magnatek, Inc, Matsushita Electronic, Components Co., Ltd, Murata Manufacturing, NetPower Technologies, Inc, Power-One, Inc, Shindengen Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd, SynQor, Tamura Corporation, Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Vicor Corp., Yutaka Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Additional DC-DC Manufacturers
Acbel Polytech, Inc, Ambit Microsystems Corp, Autronic Steuer-und, Regeltechnik Gmbh & Co KG., Cincon Electronics, Cosel USA, Inc, Digital Power Corporation, ETA-USA, GAIA Converter, Galaxy Power, IBEK Electronics, IKOR, An Advanced Energy Company, Martek Power, TDK Innoveta Inc., Transistor Devices, Inc, Traco Electronics AG, Wall Industries

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