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Uncovering the Power MOSFET: Application, Market, Solution

Power MOSFETs are very common devices which can be found in every circuit. A power MOSFET is a type of MOSFET acted as a switch to handle power levels with fast switching speed and high efficiency. From 2017 to 2023, the market is projected to have a CAGR of 7.4% and will reach USD 6340 million in 2023, according to Allied Market Research. The increasing demand of power management in different applications such as data centers, smart cities, industrial systems, telecommunication equipment, HMI (Human-Machine Interface) machines, consumer electronics, electric vehicles, has become the driving force of power MOSFET market.

The classification of power MOSFETs varies from suppliers. In general, the low voltage power MOSFETs refer to MOSFETs with tens of volts; the medium voltage power MOSFETs refer to MOSFETs with hundreds of volts (usually lower than 400V); and the high voltage power MOSFETs normally refer to MOSFETs with volts more than 500V.

 

Main Contributed Applications: Consumer Electronics and Automotive Segment

The first two applications which contribute the most revenue of power MOSFET market belong to consumer electronics and automotive segment. Consumer electronics such as smartphones and TVs, which approximately account for 28% of the market, are mainly equipped with low voltage power MOSFETs. For automotive segment, which approximately accounts for 24% of the market, all series of power MOSFETs with AEC-Q100 qualified could be used in various scenarios as long as they are with great RDS(ON) performance, high current capability and fast switching speed.

Fig. 1 Power MOSFET market distribution by applications (Source: Maximize Market Research)
Fig. 1 Power MOSFET market distribution by applications (Source: Maximize Market Research)

 

Market Share Distribution: Infineon Leads the Way

Since most of the power MOSFET players are in Western Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific, the three regions are considered to be with the fastest growth rates in the power MOSFET market. In Western Europe, Germany and Italy are the leading countries; in Asia Pacific, Japan and China are the dominate countries because they are areas where semiconductor industry with great power management demand develops.

In the power MOSFET market, Infineon (from Germany), which accounts for 27.7% of the market revenue in 2018, is the largest supplier among all; followed by ON Semiconductor (from the U.S.), STMicroelectronics (from Italy and France), Toshiba (from Japan), and Renesas (from Japan).

Fig. 2 Power MOSFET market share distribution by various suppliers in 2018 (Source: Infineon, IHS)
Fig. 2 Power MOSFET market share distribution by various suppliers in 2018 (Source: Infineon, IHS)

 

Being the market leader in the industry, Infineon provides a wide range of power MOSFETs which could be used in multiple applications like power control, automotive, digital security segments, etc. ON Semiconductor provides power MOSFETs on automotive motor drive and on-board charger applications; STMicroelectronics provides power MOSFETs on industrial and automotive applications. Furthermore, Toshiba focuses on the applications of automotive and sensors; and Renesas focuses on the applications of switching and load switch areas.

 

Sinopower Offers Various Power MOSFET Solutions

Other than the key players mentioned above, there are still many suppliers in the competition, and Sinopower is one of them. Sinopower, a fabless IC design company dedicates in power discrete devices (MOSFET, IGBT) and high voltage power IC (HV IC) design, offers a variety of power MOSFET product list which could be used in power suppliers, communication equipment, consumer products and industry applications, etc.

Part NumberConfig.BVID(A)
TA=25*
ID(A) TC=25*RON(mΩ, max.)
VGS=10V max.
RON(mΩ, max.)
VGS=4.5V max.
Package
SM4031NHKPC-TRGN40V361001.35DFN5X6
SM9989DSQGC-TRGDual N20V12.415DFN2X5-6
SM4501PSKC-TRGP-20V-12.214SOP-8

Table 1. Low-voltage (≦40V) power MOSFET product portfolio of Sinopower at TechDesign

(Source: Sinopower, TechDesign)

*TA=25 refers to the ambient temperature of 25oC, TC=25 refers to the temperature of 25oC at test condition

 

Part NumberConfig.BVID(A)
TA=25*
ID(A)
TC=25*
RON(mΩ, max.)
VGS=10V max.
RON(mΩ, max.)
VGS=4.5V max.
Package
APM2360AC-TRGN60V2.7104130SOT-23
SM6128NSKC-TRGN60V121214.5SOP-8
SM1A63NHKC-TRGN100V1210.513.3SOP-8
SM1A63NHUC-TRGN100V11.4739.612.4TO-252
SM1A66NHUC-TRGN100V8.1421824.1TO-252
SM1A66NMUC-TRGN100V8.1441824.1TO-252
SM1A68NHUC-TRGN100V6.53026.434.5TO-252
SM1F13NSKC-TRGN150V4.56978SOP-8
SM1F15NSVC-TRGN150V2.5234260SOT-223
SM2A08NSUC-TRGN200V2.210210TO-252
SM2A11NSGC-TRGN200V65826.5TO-263
SM2A12NSUC-TRGN200V3.42570TO-252
SM2A16NSUC-TRGN200V2.514156TO-252
SM1F33PSKC-TRGP-150V-1.7290SOP-8

Table 2. Mid-voltage (60-250V) power MOSFET product portfolio of Sinopower at TechDesign
(Source: Sinopower, TechDesign)
*TA=25 refers to the ambient temperature of 25oC, TC=25 refers to the temperature of 25oC at test condition

 

At TechDesign, multiple power MOSFETs are listed for customers to choose from. All of them are in enhancement mode with the breakdown voltage ranging from -20V to 200V. The related specifications are shown in Table 1 and 2.

For low-voltage (≦40V) power MOSFETs, SM4031NHKPC-TRG could be used in SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supplies) synchronous rectification and load switch applications; SM9989DSQGC-TRG and SM4501PSKC-TRG are suitable for applications of Notebook power management, portable equipment and battery powered systems.

For mid-voltage (60~250V) power MOSFETs, SM6128NSKC-TRG with 60V breakdown voltage could be used in synchronous rectification, motor control and load switch applications; SM1A63NHKC-TRG, SM1A63NHUC-TRG, SM1A66NHUC-TRG and SM1A66NMUC-TRG with 100V breakdown voltage could be used in SMPS power management and DC-DC converters; SM2A11NSGC-TRG, SM2A12NSUC-TRG and SM2A16NSUC-TRG with 200V breakdown voltage could be applied to power management in inverter systems, TV converters, and TV inverters, respectively.

 

Conclusion

Power MOSFET is so essential and significant to integrated circuits. The market is estimated to be USD 6340 million in 2023 with a steady growth rate since the demand of power management in various applications is increasing. Consumer electronics and automotive field are two segments that contribute the most revenue of this market and Infineon is the largest supplier among all.

Being a professional in the power MOSFET industry, Sinopower provides solutions that match the market need. Low voltage and mid-voltage power MOSFETs from Sinopower could be discovered at TechDesign now, so come visit us and select what you want!

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