With a market share of 12.5%, Murata manufacturing was the largest supplier of dc-dc converters modules in 2007 according to IMS Research’s latest study of the worldwide power supply market. The market research firm found that Delta Electronics was the second largest supplier followed by Emerson with the total market for dc-dc converters estimated at $2.9 billion in 2007.
“The dc-dc converter module market continues to be a tough environment, with high price erosion, new entrants emerging from Asia, and increasing competition from discrete solutions,” comments David Dewan, power supply market analyst and report author. Dewan continues, “The standard board-mount dc-dc converter module business is becoming increasingly commoditized and the likely implementation of the IPC 9592 guidelines by Tier-1 suppliers will drive standardization and could compound price pressures.”
Despite this, the non-isolated market was estimated by IMS Research to have seen large growth in 2007, growing 12.3% year-on-year, and accounting for nearly 25% of the total dc-dc converter module market. It is projected to account for nearly 30% of the market by 2013, according to the firm.