Report Description

Forecast Period


Market Size (2022)

USD 5,501.38 Million

CAGR (2023-2028)


Fastest Growing Segment

Through Hole

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Market Overview

The Global DC-DC Converter Market was valued at USD5,501.38 million in 2022 and is estimated to grow to USD 6,3092.59 Million by 2028 at a CAGR of 5.40% during forecast period. The market is driven by various factors, such as increasing power consumption and increasing industrial automation. Increasing power consumption throughout various industries and increasing applications in the industrial sector are most likely to drive the market for DC-DC converters. DC-DC converters are also turning out to be major electrical components in the automotive industry, which will rise with the rise in the electric vehicle market of the automotive industry across various regions.

Key Market Drivers

Rising demand for portable electronic devices and applications in renewable energy is expected to drive market growth.

Most semiconductor devices that solely operate on DC electrical power require connection to an external power source, typically an AC-DC converter. These converters, known as key power electronic components, are crucial for the proper functioning of portable electronic devices like cellphones and laptops. Integrated circuits (ICs) and other components mounted on substrates necessitate different voltage levels for optimal operation. Any instability in the power supply can adversely affect these devices, leading to degradation and malfunctions. Hence, the inclusion of a converter to step up or down the voltage as needed is imperative. The growing demand for enhanced computing power and storage capacity is also driving the need for DC converters. The global semiconductor industry has been experiencing rapid growth, which in turn propels the development of semiconductor devices. Additionally, the increasing pace of semiconductor advancements may further amplify the demand for portable electronics. Technological innovations and digital adoption in emerging economies, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, are contributing to the heightened demand for converters. China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea are at the forefront of the semiconductor market in Asia. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing measures have resulted in increased sales of laptops, driven by the rising trend of remote work.

Increasing Adoption of Electric Vehicles to Drive Sales of DC-DC Converter Devices

DC-DC converters transform high voltage from a vehicle's battery into lower voltages to power various devices within the car, which operate at lower voltages in different electric vehicle configurations. The DC-DC converter in a vehicle reduces the battery voltage to 12 V for common car loads like headlights, window motors, and pumps. Key design considerations for DC-DC converters include low losses, high efficiency, compact size, and lightweight construction. These converters are present in every electric vehicle or hybrid with a high-voltage battery. The DC-DC converter is a vital component of the vehicle, converting voltages to power various onboard systems, increasingly advanced infotainment, and enhanced safety features that utilize Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The growing focus on the environment and renewable and clean energy solutions is expected to drive the demand for electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles worldwide. The rising sales of electric vehicles have led to an increased demand for converters. Sales of electric vehicles, including fully electric and plug-in hybrids, have doubled in 2021, reaching a new record of 6.6 million. As of June 2022, the number of charging stations deployed in China has reached 3.9 million, marking a significant increase of 101.2% compared to the same period last year, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance (EVCIPA).

Increasing military COTS applications

Commercial-the-shelf (COTS) products, both hardware and software, are readily available for immediate use. These aftermarket products are tailored to meet consumer needs. As defined by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the US, military COTS refers to commercial items or services that can be utilized under government contracts. With the rising military expenditure worldwide, the demand for military COTS products is projected to fuel the growth of the DC-DC converter market.