Industry analyst iSuppli anticipates steady growth in sales of power management semiconductors for some years to come.
The research firm notes the impact of the recent economic turbulence, which subdued sales of the semiconductors.
From its 2008 level of around $26 billion (£16.5 billion) worldwide, the power management semiconductors market dropped to an estimated $20 billion in 2009.
However, iSuppli anticipates that this will recover in the years to come, overtaking its previous position by about 2012.
In 2013, the market's value is forecasted to rise to between $27 billion and $28 billion.
The report also looks at the different avenues of sales for the sector - such as the difference between industrial applications and consumer markets.
Analyst Marijana Vukicevic aims to examine whether the industrial market is gaining ground on the traditionally larger consumer channel.
The trend is discussed in iSuppli's second quarter 2010 market tracker for the power management sector.