Linear Voltage Regulators Market Growth is Driven by Increase in the Production of Electronic Components

Published Date : 17 Apr 2023

The Global linear voltage regulators market revenue was estimated at USD 3.5 billion in 2022 and it is expected to increase around USD 6.2 billion by 2032 with a CAGR of roughly 5.88% between 2022 and 2030.

The growth of the linear voltage regulators market is primarily driven by an increase in the production of electronic components, is a result of this trend. To produce industry-specific voltage regulators, the manufacturers are concentrating on ongoing product improvements.

Market Overview:

A linear voltage regulator is a particular kind of regulator made to maintain a constant output voltage despite variations in input voltage and load conditions. It uses a high-gain amplifier to control an active pass component (like a MOSFET or BJT). The output voltage is maintained by the varying conductivity of the active pass element. 

The job of a linear voltage regulator is to convert the input voltage to a controlled output voltage. A linear voltage regulator is used to maintain constant voltage levels. To maintain a constant output voltage, linear voltage regulators adjust their resistance in response to changes in the load. By acting as a variable resistor, the linear voltage regulators alter the voltage divider network, assisting in the stabilization of the output voltage. Since they have these benefits, integrated circuits (IC) from linear voltage regulators are frequently used in electronic devices. 

Maintaining constant voltage levels is possible with a linear voltage regulator. The resistance of a linear voltage regulator varies with the load. They produce a constant voltage output. Voltage regulators are used in the commercial and industrial sectors to stop voltage fluctuations and stabilize the voltage.

Linear Voltage Regulators Market Report Scope:

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022 USD 3.5 Billion
Projected Forecast Value in 2032 USD 6.2 Billion
Growth Rate 5.88% from 2023 to 2032
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
By End User
  • Commercial 
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Automotive
By Administration Analysis
  • Standard
  • LDO
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa

Report Highlights:

  • By End-User, The automotive sector commanded a market share of more than 32% in 2022. Companies from all over the world now frequently invest in the automotive industry. Since much linear voltage regulator manufacturers are concentrating on providing features like a watchdog, reset, and early warning, their use in automobiles is advantageous in challenging environments. Additionally, since they deliver a constant output voltages for all automotive applications, linear voltage regulators are preferred in automobiles. Linear voltage regulators have frequently been used in the electrical and electronics (E&E) industries since they require a consistent and ripple-free power supply. Another aspect of linear voltage regulators is their capacity to convert a higher input voltage to a lower output voltage. Moreover, the linear voltage regulator has extremely low output ripple and spectrum noise because it doesn't have a switching mechanism. As a result, both cabled and wireless communication systems frequently use linear voltage regulators.
  • By Administration Analysis, The market is divided into low dropout and standard segments based on type. A sizeable market share belongs to low-drop, outline linear voltage regulators. Even when the supply voltage is almost identical to the output voltage, the low-dropout linear voltage regulator can control the output voltage. The absence of switching noise, the smaller size, and the enhanced design simplicity are additional benefits of using this regulator. 

Regional Insight:

The revenue share in 2022 was dominated by the Asia Pacific region, which contributed 45% to the total. The growing production of consumer electronics in developing nations like China, India, and other nations has allowed APEJ to maintain a sizable market position in terms of revenue from the sales of linear voltage regulators. The availability of inexpensive raw materials and affordable labor costs in these nations is the main factor driving the expansion in the production of linear voltage regulators. 

Since these regions have the highest demand for voltage maintenance technologies, North America and Europe are the second and third-largest markets for linear voltage regulators. The presence of numerous manufacturers of linear voltage regulators there and their ongoing investments in the industry will likely cause Europe to dominate the global market for linear voltage regulators during the projection period. 

The majority of manufacturers of voltage regulators, including ABB Ltd., Infineon Technologies, and STMicroelectronics, are based in Europe and are investing in the local and global markets for voltage regulators. In North America, a few other companies, including Eaton Company and General Electric, are also increasing their presence. As a result, this region's market for voltage regulators is also expanding.

Market Dynamics:


The Growing Automotive industry

During the forecast period, the passenger car category is predicted to exhibit significant growth and the use of linear voltage regulators in the automotive sector is driving the market for this industry.  To maintain voltages within the range suitable for the electrical devices that uses them. Such a device is frequently used to adapt the generator's output voltage to the electrical load and the battery's charging requirements in motor vehicles of all shapes and sizes. 


Linear regulators are their low efficiency

One major disadvantage is the linear regulators' generally low efficiency in many applications. Because the transistor inside the regulator, which is connected between the input and output terminals, behaves like a variable series resistance, high input-to-output voltage differentials and high load currents result in appreciable power loss.  The current required for the internal circuitry of the regulator to function, represented by the symbol IGND in the diagram, is also included in total power dissipation.

The most frequent cause of failure in a linear-regulator circuit may not be strictly electrical conditions, but rather thermal ones. The regulator IC's power dissipation will cause the component's temperature to rise; if there aren't enough pathways for heat to escape, it may eventually reach a point where it negatively affects performance or results in a thermal shutdown.  This important topic is covered in the AAC article on linear regulator thermal design.


Demand for power and electricity is growing

In electronics, a linear regulator is a component that keeps voltage constant. A constant voltage output is achieved by the regulator's resistance, which fluctuates in reaction to the input voltage and the load. Monolithic, or integrated, linear voltage regulators make it feasible to build a reliable power supply with a small number of parts, which saves time and space.

There is a growing demand for energy and power in both the domestic and commercial sectors, as evidenced by the fact that many contemporary products available on the market today include cutting-edge features like short-circuit, overvoltage, and overcurrent protection.  Voltage regulators, which are used in consumer electronics and transportation systems, are one example of complex electronics that are becoming more and more necessary, which is driving the market upward. 

Recent Development:

  • March 2022, QuiCur, a new power supply innovation from ROHM Semiconductor, enhances the load transient response characteristics, including reaction time and voltage stability of later stages of LDOs (linear regulators). 
  • April 2022, To create a low voltage bias supply from the intermediate distributed voltages frequently utilized in telecom and datacom applications, Renesas introduced affordable linear regulators.  These gadgets will be employed as low-power regulators or start-ups.

Major Key Players:

  • Texas Instruments
  • ROHM Semiconductor
  • Intersil
  • Richtek Technology
  • Maxim Integrated
  • Anaren
  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • NXP
  • ON Semiconductor
  • TE Connectivity
  • Parallax
  • Skyworks
  • Semtech
  • Diodes Incorporated
  • Exar
  • Seiko Instrument
  • Microchip Technology

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