• Electrical India
  • Mar 5, 2015

Semiconductor
Is Fast Changing The Face Of Technology

Over the years, the Indian semiconductor design industry has developed significant capabilities and currently works on state-of-the-art products.

- Hitesh Bhardwaj 


 Over the years, the Indian semiconductor design industry has developed significant capabilities and currently works on state-of-the-art products. Growing technical competence combined with stringent IP protection environment and trend towards localisation of contents will help this segment continue to grow.

  Semiconductors are used extensively in various applications, which offer immense potential for the growth of this industry in India. Semiconductors are used majorly in Mobile Devices, Telecommunications, Information Technology & Office Automation (IT & OA), Industrial, Automotive and other industries (Aerospace & Medical industries). Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA) estimates the consumption of electronics in India to reach $363 billion by 2015 from $28 billion in 2005. Consequently, the domestic semiconductors market is to touch $36 billion in 2015 from $2.8 billion in 2005. Telecommunication (45.4%), IT Hardware and Office Automation (27.6%) and Consumer Electronics & Durables (10.6%) are major demand drivers, with Industrial Electronics (5.4%), Automotive Electronics (3.5%) and other electronics (7.5%) constituting the balance.

  The semi conductor Industry has witnessed a robust growth of 17.3 per cent since 2009 and today boasts of a 5.1 percent share of the global pie. Considering the continued growth momentum, the Indian semiconductor design market is expected touch US$ 14.5 billion in 2015. India's electronics design and manufacturing industry is growing faster than the world average for the simple reason of catching up speed with the huge local demand of electronics products. Lot of MNC OEMS are going for local manufacturing to serve the local demand as well as other global markets.

  Mitsubishi Electric provides semiconductors/devices including power modules and high power devices that handle the highly efficient control of power, optical devices that deliver the performance required in fiber-optic communication devices, high frequency devices that cover everything from radios and mobile phones to satellite communications, and the line of TFT-LDC modules that improve interfaces for information.

Power Modules

  Mitsubishi Electric power modules are manufactured with state-of-the-art technologies that ensure the highest levels of performance and reliability while offering impressive energy savings for the products and systems they're used in. Our line-up of products is extensive, ranging from power modules developed to control high-voltage power generation, industrial manufacturing and railway systems to applications in home products, such as controlling the electricity used by air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. To maintain our market-leading position, the company's R&D activities aiming to realize further reductions in power consumption and size are ongoing.

  • Thyristor Modules
  • Diode Modules
  • IGBT Modules
  • HVIGBT Modules
  • Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs)
  • HVIPMs
  • DIPIPMs
  • PFC Modules
  • Power MOSFET Modules.

High Power Devices

  High power devices contribute to increased efficiency and energy savings by supporting the high voltage, high current and usage environment of rollers in steel works, electric power systems and the subway. From rectifier diodes to a variety of Thyristors and stacks, Mitsubishi Electric offers a broad range of new high power devices.

  • Rectifier Diodes
  • Thyristors
  • Stacks.

IC, Sensors

  Mitsubishi Electric's lineups of power semiconductors include transistor arrays, HVICs (High Voltage IC) and sensors. Using the output from a 3-volt microcomputer, our transistor arrays make possible buffer less direct drive, helping contribute to lighter weight and more compact design in a variety of equipment. An HVIC is a high-voltage IC with various built-in protection functions; it uses input signals from a microcomputer or other device to directly drive gates in power MOSFETs or IGBTs. We also provide pressure sensors for such applications as barometric pressure gauges, as well as acceleration sensors to measure vibration in LCD projectors and industrial equipment.

  • Transistor Arrays
  • HVICs (High Voltage IC)
  • Sensors.

Frequency Devices

  Mitsubishi Electric has long supported the advancement of wireless communication networks through the development of its high frequency devices. Products manufactured utilizing the latest electronics and other technologies combined with newly developed high-performance materials have kept us in a market leading position. Our range of high frequency devices are contributing to the wireless communications infrastructure, helping achieve more reliable wireless communications such as satellite communications, as well as smaller and more powerful mobile phones, and other high-performance network equipment.

  • GaN High Frequency Devices
  • GaAs High Frequency Devices
  • Silicon RF Devices.

Optical Devices

  Mitsubishi Electric is at the forefront of industry in the development and production of laser diodes and modules, including the latest optical fiber communications for broadband and telecommunications networks, and laser diodes for display and industrial applications. Renowned for energy savings, reliability and high performance, our advanced technologies and products can be found in use in major systems for the optical communications infrastructure, as well as in as applications for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH).

  • Optical Fiber Communication Devices
  • Laser Diodes for Industry & Display.

TFT-LCDs

  Mitsubishi Electric's thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) modules are built for a wide variety of industrial uses, such as for measuring instruments, automatic teller machines (ATM), point of sale terminals (POS), factory automation equipment (FA) and more. Designed for high reliability, optimal visibility, and enhanced viewability, Mitsubishi Electric's leading-edge TFT-LCD modules ensure optimum performance and excellent color quality in a broad range of indoor and outdoor operating environments.

  • Standard Format
  • Wide Format 
  • Specialty Format. 

  The technologies behind them bring us one step closer to the realization of true images with realistic color and clear visibility in sunlight.


Author is from Mitsubishi Electric India.

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