Infineon Technologies has reaffirmed its number one market position in semiconductor discretes and modules for power electronics and outperformed the global market in 2007 according to the latest study of global market research firm IMS Research. The study reports that Infineon expanded its market share to 9.7 percent of the global power discretes and modules market, growing by about 23 percent in 2007, while the global market increased by 9.3 percent to $13.6 B (from $12.5 B in 2006). The market research firm forecasts that the power semiconductor discretes and modules market will grow at an average annual rate of 8 to 9 percent over the next five years.

“Despite concerns of a weaker market in 2007, demand remained healthy and impressive growth was seen in many parts of the market,” said Ash Sharma, research director and co-author of The Global Market for Power Semiconductor Discretes & Modules 2008 Report at IMS Research. “Infineon achieved an impressive result last year growing much quicker than the overall market and allowing it to retain its position as the largest supplier for the fifth consecutive year.”

“Power semiconductors and modules minimize power dissipation and maximize energy efficiency throughout the entire value chain from energy generation to energy distribution and consumption,” said Arunjai Mittal, senior vice president and general manager of the power management and drives business unit at Infineon Technologies. “Infineon will continue to contribute to this endeavor and develop power semiconductors that increase energy efficiency and help use the electrical energy as efficiently as possible.”