Power Electronics

Power Supply Vendor Consolidates Top Market Position

IMS Research (www.imsresearch.com) reports that massive growth over the last two years enabled Delta to consolidate its market position as world’s top provider of power supplies, achieving a global market share of 11.9% last year. According to IMS Research, this figure is more than the combined share of the next two largest suppliers. These findings are reported in the marketing research firm’s 2006 report “The Worldwide Market for Power Supplies.”



“Much of Delta’s growth in the last two years has come from high-growth markets such as consumer electronics and notebooks, whilst it has also gained a foothold in almost every other power supply segment, such as the board-mounted DC-DC market,” commented report author Ash Sharma.



The report shows that Delta gained an additional 2% share of the global market in 2004 and 2005. This followed another substantial market share gain in 2003 with its acquisition of Ascom’s energy systems business. However, Emerson’s recent acquisition of Artesyn will close the gap between the top two in 2006. Emerson and Artesyn had an estimated combined market share of 9.4% in 2005.



The market showed further signs of consolidation in 2005, with TDK’s acquisition of Lambda. Their combined market share would have placed them as the fourth largest supplier in 2005. Taking these recent acquisitions into account, the top five suppliers were estimated to have accounted for almost one-third of the global market in 2005, compared with just 27% in 2003.


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