Power Supplies & Wireless Charging

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In the mature but dynamic power supply industry, emerging technologies such as LED and 5G, regulatory changes and green energy initiatives play an ever more considerable role. As well, the last several years have brought major changes in the landscape for wireless charging, with adoption increasing significantly as more consumers experience wireless charging for the first time and as the technology is implemented in new applications.

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Analyst Insights View All (59)

  • Victoria Fodale | September 13, 2017
    The world market for merchant power supplies rose 7.7 percent year over year to reach $23.5 billion in 2016. Much of the forecast revenue growth can be attributed to LED lighting. LED lighting applications will help drive the power supply market to a projected value of $30.9 billion by 2021.
  • Vicky Yussuff | September 13, 2017
    • Apple finally integrates wireless charging in to the latest iPhone devices • iPhone confirmed to be compatible with Qi standard
  • Vicky Yussuff | July 10, 2017
    • Latest market analysis shows wireless charging in mobile phones is achieving mainstream adoption. • Laptop market is poised for adoption of integrated solutions; and awaits shipment of the first enabled device from WiTricity/Dell. • Other smaller consumer application markets offer great opportunity for wireless charging adoption, with new products already being announced for 2017. • Uncoupled technologies move closer to entering the wireless charging market.


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  • Victoria Fodale | November 17, 2017
    This is the preliminary data for 2017 edition of the industry leading Power Adapters report from IHS Markit. The data contains updated forecasts for the global market for power adapters, with product segmentations by application and voltage, and presented in units, revenues and average prices.
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  • Victoria Fodale | September 12, 2017
    This is the latest annual study from IHS Markit on the global AC-DC and DC-DC merchant power supply market.The report provides the most detailed and up-to-date assessment of the market, taking into account recent economic factors. It identifies the growth opportunities by product, application, region and country.
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  • Victoria Fodale | June 19, 2017
    This is the fourth study from IHS on the global power supply market for medical applications. Each report provides the most detailed and up-to-date assessment of the market, including analysis on market growth opportunities by type, application and region, in cooperation with the Medical Devices and Equipment Group at IHS.
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  • Vicky Yussuff, David Green | November 01, 2017
    The number of devices enabled with wireless charging will exceed 300 million units a year for the first time in 2017, according to the latest IHS Markit forecast. Driven by shipments in mobile phones, laptops and wearables, this represents a 75 percent increase over 2016 levels as more consumers experience wireless charging for the first time and new applications adopt the technology. Meanwhile, consumer survey results show that consumer demand for wireless charging is growing each year, as the volume of enabled devices continues to rise.
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  • Wireless Charging Highlights
    David Green | February 29, 2016
    This presentation gives the wireless charging highlights from Mobile World Congress 2016, held in Barcelona from 22-25 February. This year’s show definitely represented a shift in phase for the wireless charging market.
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  • David Green | January 05, 2016
    Much has already been written about wireless charging for 2015 - huge growth, high-profile product launches and a move from industry push to consumer pull to name a few. But now at the start of 2016, IHS has set its sights on the next 12 months and has highlighted five key trends.
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