AC-DC power supply market to grow to $20.6 billion by 2014

CORONA, Calif., 8 March 2009. The embedded AC-DC power supply market will grow at 5.1 percent in 2009, fueled by the emergence of LED solid-state lighting (SSL) as a major application area, predict market analysts at the Darnell Group in Corona, Calif.

Mar 8th, 2009

CORONA, Calif., 8 March 2009. The embedded AC-DC power supply market, which includes the aerospace power supply market, will grow at 5.1 percent in 2009, fueled by the emergence of LED solid-state lighting (SSL) as a major application area, predict market analysts at the Darnell Group in Corona, Calif.

The embedded AC-DC power supply market, which includes military power supplies, should from $14.8 billion in 2009 to $20.6 billion in 2014, at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent, Darnell analysts say in the Ninth Edition of Darnell Group's "AC-DC Power Supplies: Worldwide Forecasts."

"The rapid emergence of SSL applications into the embedded AC-DC market represents a significant development for the industry, as it presents power supply manufacturers with an opportunity to capture a portion of the anticipated market growth expected this year," says Richard Ruiz, research analyst with Darnell.

"This report details opportunities in seven sub-segments of the SSL market. Without the $1.9 billion SSL segment, the traditional "core" power supply applications included in this report would shrink to only $13.2 billion in 2009," he says.

Other factors driving the embedded AC-DC market include evolving power architectures, packaging trends, and global standards that stress the need for improvements in energy efficiency. Combined with developments in advanced components and markets for AC-DC power, the opportunities for power supply manufacturers should be plentiful in the long run.

Darnell experts caution, however, that they do not expect consistent growth over the next five years. Projected growth will be significantly slower over the first several years of the period before returning to normal. The effect of the slowdown on growth will vary by category. Some applications are expected to be seriously impacted; other applications will be only slightly affected, while others are expected to remain unchanged.

This 94-page report includes 30 tables of worldwide forecast data for embedded AC-DC power supplies for 2009 to 2014. For more information contact Darnell Group online at www.darnell.com.

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