Infineon extends its market leadership for power semiconductors

Aug 21, 2018 | Market News

Munich, 21 August 2018 – Global energy demand is constantly growing. Drivers include electrification in industry, mobility and private consumption, as well as the rising number of consumers. This increases the demand for efficient power semiconductors. These are used wherever electrical power is generated, transmitted or used by the consumer. Devices, machinery and systems are thus managed as efficiently as possible. For 2017, industry analyst IHS Markit confirms Infineon Technologies AG as the global market leader for power semiconductors.

In the overall market, which also includes power ICs, Infineon remained the lead and achieved the biggest organic growth across the industry. In the submarket for discretes and modules, Infineon has been confirmed number one for the fifteenth time in a row, increased its market share and is now more than double the size of the company in second place. In the market for discrete IGBTs, Infineon is now more than three times the size of the next smaller competitor. Infineon made the next big leap in IPMs: The company increased its market share by 1.4 percentage points – more than all the competitors. In addition, at 39.2 percent, Infineon grew almost two times faster than the market (20.1 percent).

Power semiconductors help to efficiently generate and convert power from wind turbines and photovoltaic systems. The power is then provided to home appliances, notebooks or data centers among others with minimum losses. That saves resources and ensures a sustainable power supply.

  • Overall market (incl. power ICs): Market size 42.4 billion U.S. dollars

Market growth 10.1%

Infineon: Number 1; market share 12.5%; growth 15.1% (+0.5 %-pts.)

  • Discretes and modules: Market size 18.5 billion U.S. dollars

Market growth 13.1% – highest growth since 2010

Infineon: Number 1; market share 18.6%; growth 16.8% (+0.6 %-pts.)

  • MOSFETs: Market size 6.7 billion U.S. dollars

Market growth 13.5%

Infineon: Number 1; market share 26.4%; growth 13.5% (+0.4 %-pts.)

  • Discrete IGBTs: Market size 1.1 billion U.S. dollars

Market growth 15.3%

Infineon: Number 1; market share 38.5%; growth 22.6% (+2.3 %-pts.)

  • IPMs: Market size 1.6 billion U.S. dollars

Market growth 20.1%

Infineon: Number 3; market share 10.3%; growth 39.2% (+1.4 %-pts.)

  • Standard IGBT modules: Market size 2.2 billion U.S. dollars

Market growth 14.5%

Infineon: Number 1; market share 33.9%; growth 19.3% (+1.4 %-pts.)


Based on or includes content supplied by IHS Markit, Technology Group, “Power Semiconductor Market Share Database 2017”, August 2018. Information is not an endorsement of Infineon Technologies AG. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit for more details.

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