DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "SiC Modules, Devices and Substrates for Power Electronics Market" report to their offering.
In 2013, SiC chip business has almost reached $100m due to already well-established PFC applications that still drive large volumes of diodes and PV systems that, despite a depressed market, are the beachhead for newly SiC-powered inverter or micro-inverter line-ups. Surprisingly, train traction has adopted SiC sooner than expected because of the availability of 1.7kV full and hybrid modules that have been demonstrated and installed by Mitsubishi Electric in Japan.
Train could dynamically expand, exhibiting a >80% CAGR over 2015-2020, since we expect other rolling-stock manufacturers will quickly adopt SiC, first in metro and then in the high-speed trains. We also forecast PV inverters to keep on implementing SiC at an annual growth rate of almost 12%.
Adoption of SiC in train applications is significant in showing how SiC could play an important role in the high and very high voltage ranges (>1.7kV). We stay convinced that these voltage (and related power) ranges are exactly the place where SiC can bring added-value despite a price positioning that differs from silicon. Here savings are made at the system level, where passives and other cooling can be dramatically reduced when moving to SiC.
On the other hand, PFC will probably face more and more competition from GaN now that it is claimed to be able to compete in the 600V segment. Therefore we remain quite conservative regarding this application which may switch to Nitrides in the coming years.
This report will display the full coverage of SiC device market data, split by application to 2020.
Key Topics Covered:
Recent known funding for SiC development
SiC industry outlook
Power factor corrector market
EV/HEV market- EV/HEV types and availability: micro, mild, full and plug in hybrid
Market forecasts for EV/HEV, by type, in units
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) market- UPS architecture
Industrial motor AC drive market- AC drive applications
Rail traction- Overall market
Smart power grid- Power devices for smart-grid applications
SiC substrate and epitaxy market- State-of-the-art in SiC crystal growth
SiC crystal growth technique comparison table
SiC diameter expansion history and comparison with Si, GaAs, GaN & AlN
SiC TECHNOLOGYSiC devices
SiC power modules- Different types of power modules
- Anvil Semiconductors
- Dow Corning
- Eaton Powerware
- Fraunhofer IISB
- Fuji Electric
- GT Advanced Technologies
- Global Power Device
- Global Power Technology
- Hebei Tongguang
- Kingway Technology
- Leroy Sommer
- Liebert Emerson
- New Japan Radio
- Nippon Steel
- Nissan Motor
- Northrop Grumman
- OKI Electric
- PAM Xiamen
- Power Integration
- Schneider Electric
- Showa Denko
- Sumitomo SEI
- United Silicon Carbide
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