Market analysis by Point the Gap

Tesla Model 3

– Tesla Model 3 production is ramping up, together with the production of Silicon Carbide MOSFETs used in its inverter.– We investigated ST Microelectronics production capacity and compared it to Tesla’s production objectives. – It look likes a shortage is slowly growing in the SiC MOSFET market, and it’s here to last. To follow the […]

Tesla Model 3 SiC MOSFET ST Microelectronics

  [Update 02/07/2018: We know the packaging manufacturer and added the name to the article. Devices used are  650V SiC MOSFETs and not 1200V, as stated at first. Update 09/07/2018: Packaging supply chain has been further described.] Tesla Model 3 is using Silicon Carbide MOSFETs for its main inverter. It is now confirmed from reverse […]

APEC Booth building

May is Sakura time and synonym of sweet weather for us in the northern hemisphere. But May is also the month when most announcements are concentrated for the Power Electronics community. It’s the month where we, at, have a lot of work to do. Now that all this excitement is gone, let’s look back […]

Basics of Power electronics online course

The marketing of Power Electronics Among other jobs, I have been a young (and idealist) market analysis consultant. I did my best to deliver sharp and accurate analysis and market forecasts. There was a huge technological part in our work. Some reports were more than 200 pages with a lot of information and a lot […]

We know that GaN and SiC are a recurring topic, and you may be overwhelmed with it. We are sorry but what has been said about Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices’ market in the past hasn’t done much good to the Power Electronics community. At, we want to be talk […]

Avogy FinSiX laptop charger power electroncis SiC GaN

And the prophecy will (most likely) become true… We (and some other blogs) wrote a lot about the laptop and consumer charger market. We tried to raise awareness and convince you that this trend is a main trend. Although the market and supply is not going as fast as we would like it to, the market […]

Photovoltaic inverter market mergers and acquisitions solar inverter business

Foreword News websites and market analysis companies usually do their “trends to watch this year” article in January. It’s said to help digest the turkey and resell useless X-mas presents. As Point The Power doesn’t do anything like the others, here is our “PV market trends of the year” article in September. Introduction Solar inverter […]

Tesla solarcity future battery storage strategy

After Cars, Energy storage, Solar: What future for ‘Tesla Group’? You could not have missed this last news : Tesla announced their willingness to acquire SolarCity. We already presented our analysis of a series of news from the Electric car world, where Tesla first, then several other main competitors released their plan to offer home batteries. […]

Wafer IGBT Infineon 12 inches 300mm dresden manufacturing

March to May is the most active period of the year for Power electronics. With the main events that are APEC and PCIM happening two months one from the other, there is a lot to do, a lot to plan and announce too. You might have been buried under tons of work and projects lately […]