At $13 billion and roughly five percent of the total semiconductor market (2004 data) the power semiconductor market is big and growing fast, typically outgrowing the rest of the semiconductor market.
Modern electronic appliances, while exhibiting increasing functionality, are also expected to consume little power, for reasons of portability, thermal performance, and environmental considerations.
This book is an important contribution to the understanding of the many facets of this market, from technology to circuits, electronic appliances, and market forces at work.
The author's broad industry experience built in almost three decades of design, application, and marketing of analog and power management devices is reflected in the breadth of this book. Topics discussed range from fundamentals of semiconductor physics, to analog and digital circuit design and the complex market dynamics driving the semiconductor business. The author displays in this work a unique ability to reduce complex issues to simple concepts. The book makes good reading for the marketing engineer or business hi-tech professional wanting a quick refresh of integrated circuits and power management design, as well as the technologist wanting to expand his market horizons. The timely market and technical information also serves as excellent reference material for students interested in entering the power management field.
Seth R. Sanders, Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department ...