An analog integrated circuit (IC) is an IC in which the voltage and current levels vary continuously with time. Analog ICs are very small in size and are developed on a semiconductor material. These ICs also consist of logic components that allow them to connect and communicate with the microprocessor of electronic devices in which they are embedded. Analog ICs are widely deployed in most of the electronic devices because of their power management function. In addition to the power management function, analog ICs have various other functions that allow them to be used in the Communications, Consumer Electronics, automotive, Industrial, Computer, and Healthcare segments. Voltage regulator is a part of the analog circuit IC segment. They are used to maintain a constant voltage level in circuits.
Analysts forecast the Global Voltage Regulator market will grow at a CAGR of 11.35 percent over the period 2013-2018.
The Report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Voltage Regulator Market: Analog Devices Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, Maxim Integrated Products Inc., STMicroelectronics NV and Texas Instruments Inc.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Analog Devices, Infineon Technologies, Linear Technology, Qualcomm and STMicroelectronics.
One of the key trends in this market is the rapid technological advancements. Integrated Circuits have evolved from a single functional type to a multi-functional type over the years. These rapid technological advancements are due to the growing needs of end-users for advanced electronic products. Also, end-users are demanding technologically advanced solutions that can be used for multiple functions in a single device. Thus, all these factors are contributing to the rapid technological advancements in the market.
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Global Voltage Regulator market 2013-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Global Voltage Regulator market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
According to the report, one of the major drivers is the need for smart power management in electronic products. Voltage regulators are used for smart power management in electronic products as they help electronic products to consume less power while maintaining their functionality.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges faced by the market is the increasing competition among vendors. New vendors are focusing more on end-user requirements and are developing advanced ICs to meet their needs.