As we all know, digital power is almost only used by OEMs who develop IT and communication infrastructure-in fact, the server is the largest single market for digital power. In 2013, this market is expected to account for 33% of all markets.
Because the growth of digital power has historically originated from this single field, digital power equipment manufacturers have optimized their technology and design infrastructure specifically for this market, at the cost of mass market adoption.
Digital power can benefit virtually all applications, but it is unclear when it will move from a niche technology to the mass market.
2012 is an important year
Some changes have taken place in the digital power industry last year. Many manufacturers have made some moves in terms of ease of use, mainly developing technologies such as automatic compensation, establishing important industry partnerships, and aiming to support the supply chain through form-factor packaging compatibility. relationship. Manufacturers have a unique interpretation of the definition of ease of use. CUI has been committed to the simplification of digital power, and has released a number of digital load point modules designed to facilitate the implementation of digital power and to penetrate the wider market.
So what happens next?
IHS has just updated its digital power report, the global digital power market, and is very optimistic about its prospects. The report predicts that the digital power market will be worth USD 12.4 billion by 2017. This is a huge leap from the 2012 US $ 2.7 billion market revenue declared by IHS in its January report.
In the next 4 years, this industry will grow explosively. According to IHS forecast, the IT infrastructure market will grow further. But even more interesting is the projected growth rate of the lighting and consumer appliances market, from PCs to mobile phones to home appliances.
The analyst behind the report, Jonathon Eykyn of IHS, said that digital power is now entering the consumer space and penetrating into other areas.
The fastest growing digital power application will be lighting. This segment is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 146% from 2012 to 2017, driven by the rise of LED lighting.
At the same time, in the same period, the digital power supply CAGR in the field of notebook computers and tablet computers was 99% and 82%, respectively. Major home appliances increased by 76%, and cellular phones increased by 52%.
Taking these numbers together, digital power for servers will grow by 44%.