Power Electronics

IT/Datacom Drove Growth of UPS Market in 2005

The global uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market grew just more than 8% in 2005, according to IMS Research’s latest market study estimates. Growth was driven by strong renewed demand in the IT and datacom sector, with this sector of the UPS market recording double-digit growth.

This renewed demand benefited the single-phase online segment of the market most. The standby/offline UPS market was estimated to have remained stable in 2005, with a slight decline expected over the next three years, due to price erosion and a shift of demand toward line-interactive and online products.

IMS Research’s 2005 study on The World Market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies reveals that the world UPS market is continuing to recover well following several years of poor market growth, due to the 2000/2001 IT crash. Asia Pacific generated the most dollar growth in 2005, and was estimated to have been worth nearly $125 million in 2005. Stronger growth in this region is forecast for 2006, driven primarily by continuing expenditure on IT and infrastructure in China and India.

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