31 Oct 2022 -
 General

Power transistor sales and ASP to grow 11% in 2022 – IC Insights

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Power transistor sales are on pace to grow 11% in 2022 and reach a sixth-straight annual record high, totaling $24.5 billion this year, reports IC Insights. The category continues to demonstrate the highest increase in the average selling price (ASP) for products in this large discrete semiconductor segment.

IC Insights noted that sales of power transistors rose 26% last year as unit shipments rose 13% and bottlenecks in capacity expansion pushed up average selling prices. The string of record-high sales for power transistors is projected to end in 2023 when revenues are forecast to drop 2% to $24.0 billion as a result of a slowdown in global economic growth next year and a 4% drop in the average selling price of devices.

The IC Insights report stated that power transistor prices have moved higher since 2021 when many system manufacturers began ramping up production after the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus pandemic and emergency lockdowns worldwide in 2020. Tight supplies and shortages of power transistors and other widely used semiconductors have kept ASPs high in a number of manufacturing industrial sectors—especially in automotive and industrial equipment.

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