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The embedded ac-dc power supply market is projected to see considerable growth over the next five years, with the dollar market increasing from $22.9 billion in 2015 to $31.1 billion by 2020, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. Forecasts in this report include a number of developments occurring in new areas of opportunity such as the emerging smart grid, solid state lighting, developments in building automation and electric vehicle charging, as well as in traditional areas like communications, computers, industrial, etc.

Over 80 tables and graphs are presented in this report covering the embedded power supply market for 41 applications. The focus of this comprehensive analysis will be to provide decision makers with a detailed and insightful look at the current and future opportunities available in the embedded power supply market.

This report focuses on the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, and the figures presented in the following sections are based on the cost of embedded power supplies in large quantities to OEMs. All unit forecasts, tables and graphs include both merchant and captive production. All dollar sales forecasts generated and presented throughout this report focus exclusively on merchant power supply sales.

The embedded power supply forecasts presented in this report are based on a detailed analysis of 41 applications divided among eight distinct categories: Communications, Computers, Industrial, Solid State Lighting (SSL), Medical, Mil/Aero, Consumer and Smart Grid. In addition to the unit/dollar forecasts, forecasts were generated for merchant/captive production, wattage, package style, packaging by industry and design type. Forecasts and analysis presented in this report consider application drivers, technology trends, standards and regulatory considerations, market drivers and other factors specific to each segment.

One of the more interesting areas of analysis in this report are the dynamics involved is the projected growth in the lower wattage ranges; specifically the <50W range. Power supplies in this range will not only maintain the largest unit market over the forecast period, they will grow 33.0% faster than the overall embedded power supply unit market. However, the opportunities for manufacturers here are projected to be considered as long-term opportunities as many of the faster-growing applications in this range are currently in the early stages of captive production.

In addition, embedded power supplies in the lower wattage ranges are projected to continue to make up a growing majority of the unit market over the entire forecast period. In fact, led by the computer, communications, consumer and emerging smart grids markets, the percentage of embedded power supplies under 100W is anticipated to grow to make up over 77.0% of the overall embedded power supply unit market by 2020.

Over the first several years of the forecast period, the Communications and Computer segments will maintain the largest dollar markets. However, by the end of the forecast period, the Solid State Lighting segment will overtake both of them and account for over 33.0% of the total ac-dc embedded power supply dollar market. In doing so, the fast-growing SSL market is anticipated to present one of the stronger and more immediate areas of opportunity for embedded power supplies.

Embedded power supplies designed for smart grid applications which include smart meters, electric vehicle chargers and smart appliances are projected to continue to make up the fastest growing unit market. Smart meters discussed in this report utilize sophisticated communication capabilities to monitor energy usage and allow residential/business consumers to make informed choices about how much energy to use. They include electricity, gas and water, with smart meters measuring electricity making up over 98.0% of the total smart grid unit market over the forecast period.

Despite its large size, the consumer segment will continue to be one of the least attractive areas for power supply manufacturers as it consists largely of highly commoditized lower-wattage and inexpensive power supplies. In addition, a large part of this market is captive production and as a result, the power supply market for this segment will make up one of the larger unit markets, while maintaining one of the smaller dollar markets over the forecast period.

The Medical and Military/Aerospace segments are projected to remain small in comparison to the other applications covered in this report. Power supplies in both of these segments must meet and comply with a number of strict standards and regulations that do not typically apply in other applications and due to the rigorous design specifications and barriers to entry, the power supply market can be challenging. However, power supplies in each of these areas are more expensive than other areas, providing an opportunity for manufacturers who are able to accept the challenges offered by this market.

One of the more dynamic areas in embedded power supplies is the emergence of digital power management and control. The adoption of this technology is one of the most important factors in reducing power consumption and managing growing power complexity in modern electronic systems. This report identifies a number of market trends and technologies involved in driving digital power management and control in the ac-dc power supply market.

Another area covered in the ac-dc power supply market are advances in technology, components and materials, in particular advanced semiconductor materials such as Silicon Carbide (SiC), Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs). Among the primary forces driving the further development of these next-generation power semiconductor technologies are regulatory rules, which call for higher efficiency in power conversion systems; demands for improved, lighter, smaller, and more cost-effective systems and emerging new applications such as electric vehicles and solid state transformers.

Although promising, in order to succeed these materials must be able to outpace silicon in both performance and cost. However, compound semiconductors are already widely used in various fields of industry, including electronic components such as materials for smartphones and optical components like LEDs. Next-generation power devices, for which compound semiconductors can be used, are capable of improving power efficiency and will contribute to realizing energy-saving society. As such, the demand for compound semiconductors for this use is expected to grow substantially in the future.

Topics Covered Include:

Introduction
General Overview
Emerging Trends and Developments
Digital Power Overview
Factors Driving Digital Demand in Power Supplies
Advances in Technology, Components and Materials
Merchant and Captive AC-DC Embedded Power Supply General Forecasts
Merchant and Captive AC-DC Embedded Power Supply Application Forecasts
Competitive Environment

Table Of Contents

AC-DC Power Supplies: Worldwide Forecasts Trends, Developments and Competitive Environment - Twelfth Edition
Introduction 11
General Overview 13
Emerging Trends and Developments 14
Digital Power Overview 14
Factors Driving Digital Demand in Power Supplies 14
Advances in Technology, Components and Materials 16
Gallium Nitride (GaN) 16
Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) 20
Silicon Carbide (GaN) 21

AC-DC Embedded Power Supply General Forecasts 24
Merchant Captive Forecasts 24
Wattage Forecasts 30
Wattage Forecasts: Dynamics within the Package Style Forecasts 46
Packaging by Industry Standard Forecasts 51
Design Type Forecasts 56

AC-DC Embedded Power Supply Application Forecasts... 60
Communications Sub-Segment Forecasts 69
Computer Sub-Segment Forecasts 78
Industrial Sub-Segment Forecasts 89
Solid State Lighting (SSL) Sub-Segment Forecasts 97
Medical Sub-Segment Forecasts 106
Military/Aerospace Sub-Segment Forecasts 114
Smart Grid Sub-Segment Forecasts 121
Consumer Sub-Segment Forecasts 124

Competitive Environment 131
Absopulse 131
Artesyn Embedded Technologies 132
Bell Power Solutions 133
CUI Inc. 134
Delta Electronics 135
Emerson Network Power 136
Excelsys Technologies Ltd. 136
General Electric Energy 137
Mean Well Enterprises Co., Ltd. 138
Murata Power Solutions 139
Phihong Technology Co. Ltd. 140
Powerbox 141
Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 142
SL Power Electronics 142
TDK-Lambda 143
XP Power Ltd. 145
Vicor Corporation. 146

TABLES

Table 1 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Merchant and Captive (millions of units)…….. 25

Table 2 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Merchant and Captive (Year-to-Year Growth Rates in units) 26

Table 3 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Wattage Merchant and Captive (millions of units)…….. 32

Table 4 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Wattage (millions of dollars)…….. 35

Table 5 Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Wattage ($/unit) 37

Table 6 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Wattage
Table 7 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Wattage
Table 8 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Package Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 48

Table 9 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
Packaging by Industry Standards Merchant (millions of units) 53

Table 10 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market
by Design Type Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 58

Table 11 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application - Merchant and Captive Production (millions of units) 60

Table 12 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (millions of dollars) 65

Table 13 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment - Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 71

Table 14 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 73

Table 15 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment ($/unit) 75

Table 16- Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment - Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 79

Table 17 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 83

Table 18 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment ($/unit) 84

Table 19- Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Industrial Sub-Segment - Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 92

Table 20 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Industrial Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 96

Table 21 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Industrial Sub-Segment ($/unit) 96

Table 22 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Solid State Lighting Sub-Segment - Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 98

Table 23 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Solid State Lighting Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 100

Table 24 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Solid State Lighting Sub-Segment ($/unit) 101

Table 25 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Medical Sub-Segment - Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 107

Table 26 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Medical Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 109

Table 27 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Medical Sub-Segment ($/unit) 111

Table 28 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Mil/Aero Sub-Segment - Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 114

Table 29 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Mil/Aero Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 116

Table 30- Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Mil/Aero Sub-Segment ($/unit) 118

Table 31 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Smart Grid Sub-Segment -Captive (millions of units) 122

Table 32 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Consumer Sub-Segment - Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 124

Table 33 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Consumer Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 126

Table 34 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Consumer Sub-Segment ($/unit) 128


Graphs

Graph 1 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Merchant and Captive (Year-to Year Growth Rates) 27

Graph 2 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Merchant and Captive (millions of units) 28

Graph 3 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Merchant and Captive (unit market share) 29

Graph 4 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Wattage (millions of units) 34

Graph 5 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Wattage (millions of dollars) 36

Graph 6 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Wattage Pricing Trends ($/unit) 38

Graph 7 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Wattage (unit vs. dollar market share) 39

Graph 8 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by
(Year-to Year Growth Rates in Units) 42

Graph 9 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by
Unit Market Share 43

Graph 10 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Graph 11 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Package Style (millions of units) 47
Graph 12 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Package Style (unit market share) 49
Graph 13 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Packaging by Industry Standard (millions of units) 52
Graph 14 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Design Type (millions of units) 57
Graph 15 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Design Type (unit market share) 59
Graph 16 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (millions of units) 61
Graph 17 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (millions of dollars) 63
Graph 18 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (unit market share) 66
Graph 19 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Application (dollar market share) 67
Graph 20 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment (millions of units) 70
Graph 21 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 72
Graph 22 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment Pricing Trends ($/unit) 74
Graph 23 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment Pricing Trends (unit market share) 76
Graph 24 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Communications Sub-Segment Pricing Trends (dollar market share) 77
Graph 25 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment (millions of units) 80
Graph 26 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 82
Graph 27 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment Pricing Trends ($/unit) 86

Graph 28 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment Market Share Comparison (unit vs. dollar size) 87

Graph 29 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Computer Sub-Segment (dollar market size) 88

Graph 30 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Industrial Sub-Segment (millions of units) 91

Graph 31 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Industrial Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 93

Graph 32 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Industrial Sub-Segment Pricing Trends ($/unit) 94

Graph 33 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Industrial Sub-Segment (dollar market share) 95

Graph 34 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Solid State Lighting Sub-Segment (millions of units) 99
Graph 35 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Solid State Lighting Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 103

Graph 36 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Solid State Lighting Sub-Segment Pricing Trends ($/unit) 104

Graph 37 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Solid State Lighting Sub-Segment (dollar market share) 105

Graph 38 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Medical Sub-Segment (millions of units) 108

Graph 39 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Medical Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 110

Graph 40 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Medical Sub-Segment pricing trends ($/unit) 112

Graph 41 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Medical Sub-Segment pricing trends (dollar market share) 113

Graph 42 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Mil/Aero Sub-Segment (millions of units) 115

Graph 43 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Mil/Aero Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 117

Graph 44 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Mil/Aero Sub-Segment pricing trends ($/unit) 119

Graph 45 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Mil/Aero Sub-Segment pricing trends (2020 unit vs. dollar market share) 120
Graph 46 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Consumer Sub-Segment Market and Captive Production (millions of units) 125
Graph 47 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Consumer Sub-Segment (millions of dollars) 127
Graph 48 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Consumer Sub-Segment Pricing Trends ($/unit) 129
Graph 49 - Worldwide Embedded AC-DC Power Supply Market by Consumer Sub-Segment (2020 unit vs. dollar market share) 130

Companies mentioned

ABB Ltd., Absopulse, Acer, Amazon, Apple, Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Astrodyne TDI, ATC Power, Ault, Behlman Electronics, Bel Fuse, Bel Power Solutions, Cisco, Clifton GmbH, Climate Savers, Condor, Cosel Power Supplies, Crane Aerospace and Electronics, Cree, CUI Global Inc., CUI Inc. Dell, Delta Electronics, Densei-Lambda Kabushiki Kaisha, Department of Energy, Dialog Semiconductor, Digital Power Corp., Eaton, Efficient Power Conversion, Emerson Electric Company, Emerson Network Power, Ericsson Power Modules, European Consortium, Excelsys, Fairchild Semiconductor, Fuji Electric Corp. of America, GaN Systems
Gateway, GE Critical Power, General Electric, Google, Green Grid, Gresham Power Electronics
Hewett Packard, Hitachi, Hitachi Metals, IBM, IBM Japan, Integrated Device Technology, Invensys. Pk., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LG, Martek Power, Mean Well (Guang Zhou), Electronics, Mean Well Enterprises, Mean Well Europe, Mean Well USA, Microchip, Mitsubishi Electric Company, Motorola, Mouser Electronics, Murata Power Solutions, NEC, Nokia, NTT
Panasonic, PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, Phihong Technologies, PMbus, Power America, Power Box, Power Integrations, Power One, Powersem GmbH, Rantec, Roku
Samsung, Sanyo, Schneider Electric, Sharp, Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Siemens
SL Industries, SL Power Electronics, Sony, Stanford University, Sumitomo Chemicals, SuZhou Mean Well, SynQor, TDK Corp., TDK Lambda, Texas Instruments, Tokyo Electric Power, Toshiba, US Department of Defense, Vicor, VisIC Technologies, Vizio, Whirlpool, XP Power.

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