Darnell Publishes New DC-DC Converter Modules Report

May 12, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Darnell Group Inc. (Corona, CA) announced publication of its latest report, "DC-DC Converter Modules: Global Market Forecasts and Competitive Environment, Eighth Edition." The new updated 363-page report provides a detailed and in-depth examination of the dc-dc converter market and the trends that drive this market. Dc-dc converter opportunities and threats are exposed in an analysis of pertinent application trends, economic factors, shifting business models, packaging trends, VRM developments, pricing pressures and technological developments.

The fast-growing North American computer segment and rapidly evolving communications market in China are driving a number of opportunities in the dc-dc converter market. Faster-than-expected adoption of the intermediate bus architecture is driving sales of bus converters and point-of load converters. A number of trends are converging that continue to push the dc-dc converter market to lower operating voltages, higher amperages and higher wattages. Increased pricing pressure and the further commoditization of converters threatens this growth. Combined, these trends and others are pushing growth in this market from nearly $3.3 billion in 2005 to $5.4 billion in 2010, which translates to annualized growth of 10.5%. A number of business and technological developments threaten to change how this market is divided. Mergers, acquisitions and alliances have helped some companies gain market share, while others have floundered. Digital power control and conversion may further shift market share.

Darnell’s DC-DC Converter Module report provides detailed quantitative worldwide forecasts and regional forecasts for North America, Europe, Asia and Central and Latin America. These forecasts are coupled with comprehensive qualitative analysis of the driving market trends. Furthermore, each forecast is further segmented into wattage, amperage, input voltage, output voltage, application, product type, density and design type breakouts. These forecast data are provided in numerous formats in this report, including more than 250 graphs and tables.

The report also analyzes the competitive environment in this market, including profiles of nearly 40 converter manufacturers. Additionally, it provides market share and sales estimates for the top 10 dc-dc converter makers worldwide. Market shares are given for the top five dc-dc converter suppliers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Darnell’s DC-DC Converter Module report is now available. For more information or to order the report, please contact Darnell by mail at 1159-B Pomona Road, Corona, CA 92882; by phone at (951) 279-6684; by fax at (951) 273-9505; by e-mail at [email protected]; or visit to view the abstract, outline and order form.