Infineon keeps No.1 power slot
The company held an 11.8% share of global market revenue, almost unchanged from 12 percent in 2011. Infineon led No. 2 player Toshiba by 4.7 percentage points.
“Infineon maintained its leadership in the total discrete market and in the discrete insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) segments,” says IHS’ Victoria Fodale, “the company also continued to increase its share in mosfets.”
Toshiba had the second strongest growth among the top ten players with growth of 0.6 percentage points.
No. 3 Mitsubishi Electric maintained leadership in power modules, although the company’s share of the market declined.
ON Semiconductor achieved a more than 1% increase in share in 2012, partially driven by its acquisition of Sanyo.
Power semiconductors had a bad 2012. Power modules fell 27% and discretes fell 16%, says IHS
Blame for the collapse was put on falling consumer demand in Europe and the US, a slowdown in Asian energy projects and reduced demand in industrial and automotive markets.