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TrendForce: GaN power device to grow by 73% YoY in 2021

Sep 13, 2021

GaN power devices will achieve annual revenue of $83 million in 2021, an increase of 73% year-on-year. It is estimated that by 2025, the market size of GaN power devices will reach $850 million, with a compound growth rate of 78% from 2020 to 2025, says TrendForce in their recent report.

TrendForce attributes the increase to rising demands for telecom base stations, converters, and charging stations has seen considerable growth this year as a result of ongoing developments in 5G telecommunication, consumer electronics, industrial energy conversion, and new energy vehicles (NEV).

Regarding applications, consumer electronics, NEVs, and telecom/data centers, in order, comprise the three largest sources of GaN power devices consumption, at 60%, 20%, and 15%, respectively.

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