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Global Silicon Wafers Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2018-2022)

Global Silicon Wafers Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2018-2022)

Scope of the Report

The report titled “Global Silicon Wafers Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2018-2022)”, provides an in-depth analysis of the global silicon wafer market by value, by region, by segment, by shipment, by demand, by application, by production capacity, etc. The report also provides regional analysis of market by value for regions like APAC and North America.

The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global silicon wafers market has also been forecasted for the period 2018-2022, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends.

The silicon wafers market is dominated by few players, but there are other new players, private label players as well. However, the competition in the global silicon wafers market is dominated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC), Ferrotec Holdings Corporation, SUMCO Corporation and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., who are also profiled with their financial information and respective business strategies.

Country Coverage

APAC
North America

Company Coverage

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC)
Ferrotec Holdings Corporation
SUMCO Corporation
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.

Executive Summary

A wafer is a thin slice of semiconductor material that is formed with highly pure single crystalline material that is almost defect free. The wafer undergoes many micro fabrication process steps during formation. Wafers are used in various devices like, in electronics and photovoltaic for the fabrication of integrated circuits and for the solar cells, etc.

Silicon wafers are the most popular type of wafer. Wafers are also made using other compound, like III-V or II-VI materials, Gallium arsenide (GaAs), III-V semiconductor etc. Silicon wafers are the most prevalent in the electronics industry and have various other applications like, manufacturing semiconductors, artificial intelligence, integrated circuits, home appliances, automobile etc.

Silicon wafers are majorly used as there is abundance of silicon in nature, and silicon is hard and highly efficient. Silicon wafers also conduct electricity well at high temperatures and are thermally stable. But, silicon wafers are also brittle, have short lifecycles and produce toxic substances in manufacturing process.

Silicon wafers are segmented on the basis of type, fabrication and size. Silicon wafers are of six types: Polished Wafers, Hydrogen Annealed Wafer, Hyper Hydrogen Annealed Wafer, Epitaxial Wafers, Diffused Wafers and Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Wafer. On the basis of fabrication, silicon wafers are segmented as: Undoped Silicon Wafer and Doped Silicon Wafer (P-type Silicon Wafer and N-type Silicon Wafer). Silicon wafers are of various sizes: Less than 200mm, 200mm, 300mm and 450mm.

The global silicon wafers market has increased at a significant CAGR over the years and projections are made that the market would rise in the next four years i.e. 2018-2022 tremendously. The silicon wafers market is expected to increase due to increasing demand from memory sectors, rising automotive production, rising demand for solar photovoltaic power etc. Yet the market faces some challenges such as high cost, high barriers to entry, environmental regulations, etc.


1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
2.1 Silicon Wafers: An Overview
Table 1: Silicon Wafers Manufacturing Process
2.1.1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Silicon Wafers
Table 2: Advantages and Disadvantages of Silicon Wafers
2.1.2 Silicon Wafer Applications
Table 3: Silicon Wafer Applications
2.2 Silicon Wafers: Segmentation Overview
2.2.1 Segmentation on the Basis of Type
Table 4: Segmentation on the Basis of Type
2.2.2 Segmentation on the Basis of Fabrication
Table 5: Segmentation on the Basis of Fabrication
2.2.3 Segmentation on the Basis of Size
Table 6: Segmentation on the Basis of Size
3. Global Market Analysis
3.1 Global Silicon Wafers Market: An Analysis
3.1.1 Global Silicon Wafers Market by Value
Table 6: Segmentation on the Basis of Size
3.1.2 Global Silicon Wafers Market by Region (APAC, North America and ROW)
Table 9: Global Silicon Wafers Market by Region; 2017 (Percentage, %)
3.1.3 Global Silicon Wafers Market by Segment (300mm, 200mm, less than 200mm and 450mm)
Table 10: Global Silicon Wafers Market by Segment; 2017 (Percentage, %)
3.1.4 Global Silicon Wafers Market by Shipments
Table 11: Global Silicon Wafers Market by Shipments; 2015-2017 (Billion Square Inches)
Table 12: Global Silicon Wafers Market by Shipments; 2018-2022 (Billion Square Inches)
3.1.5 Global Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 13: Global Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2015-2017 (Billion Square Centimeter)
Table 14: Global Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Billion Square Centimeter)
3.1.6 Global Silicon Wafers Demand by Application (Computing, Mobile Phones, Industrial and Automotive)
Table 15: Global Silicon Wafers Demand by Application; 2017 (Percentage, %)
3.2 Global Silicon Wafers Market: Demand Analysis
3.2.1 Global Computing Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 16: Global Computing Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2015-2017 (Billion Square Centimeter)
Table 17: Global Computing Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Billion Square Centimeter)
3.2.2 Global Mobile Phones Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 18: Global Mobile Phones Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2015-2018 (Billion Square Centimeter)
Table 19: Global Mobile Phones Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Billion Square Centimeter)
3.2.3 Global Industrial Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 20: Global Industrial Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2015-2017 (Billion Square Centimeter)
Table 21: Global Industrial Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Billion Square Centimeter)
3.2.4 Global Automotive Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 22: Global Automotive Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2015-2017 (Billion Square Centimeter)
Table 23: Global Automotive Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Billion Square Centimeter)
3.3 Global Silicon Wafers Market: Segment Analysis
3.3.1 Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value
Table 24: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2015-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 25: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Billion)
3.3.2 Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 26: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2015-2017 (Million Wafers Per Month)
Table 27: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Million Wafers Per Month)
3.3.3 Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity
Table 28: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2016-2017
(Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 29: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2018-2022
(Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.4 Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Production Capacity by Device (DRAM, NAND, Test and Others)
Table 30: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Production Capacity by Device; 2017
(Percentage, %)
3.3.5 Global DRAM 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity
Table 31: Global DRAM 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2016-2017
(Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 32: Global DRAM 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2018-2022
(Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.6 Global NAND 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity
Table 33: Global NAND 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2016-2017
(Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 34: Global NAND 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2018-2022
(Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.7 Global Test 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity
Table 35: Global Test 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2016-2017
(Thousand Sheets Per Month)
Table 36: Global Test 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2018-2022
(Thousand Sheets Per Month)
3.3.8 Global Others 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity
Table 37: Global Others 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2016-2017
(Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 38: Global Others 300mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2018-2022
(Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.9 Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value
Table 39: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2015-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 40: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Billion)
3.3.10 Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity
Table 41: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2016-2017
(Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 42: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Production Capacity; 2018-2022
(Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.11 Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 43: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2016-2017 (Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 44: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.12 Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Demand by Application (Automotive, Industrial, Smartphone, Test and Others)
Table 45: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Demand by Application; 2017 (Percentage, %)
3.3.13 Global Automotive 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 46: Global Automotive 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2016-2017 (Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 47: Global Automotive 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.14 Global Industrial 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 48: Global Industrial 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2016-2017 (Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 49: Global Industrial 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.15 Global Smartphone 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 50: Global Smartphone 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2016-2017 (Thousand Sheets Per Month)
Table 51: Global Smartphone 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Thousand Sheets Per Month)
3.3.16 Global Test 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 52: Global Test 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2016-2017 (Thousand Sheets Per Month)
Table 53: Global Test 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022 (Thousand Sheets Per Month)
3.3.17 Global Others 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand
Table 54: Global Others 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2016-2017
(Million Sheets Per Month)
Table 55: Global Others 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Demand; 2018-2022
(Million Sheets Per Month)
3.3.18 Global Less than 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value
Table 56: Global Less than 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2015-2017
(US$ Million)
Table 57: Global Less than 200mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2018-2022
(US$ Million)
3.3.19 Global 450mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value
Table 58: Global 450mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2015-2017 (US$ Million)
Table 59: Global 450mm Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Million)
4. Regional Market Analysis
4.1 APAC Silicon Wafers Market: An Analysis
4.1.1 APAC Silicon Wafers Market by Value
Table 60: APAC Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2017-2022 (US$ Billion)
4.2 North America Silicon Wafers Market: An Analysis
4.2.1 North America Silicon Wafers Market by Value
Table 61: North America Silicon Wafers Market by Value; 2017-2022 (US$ Million)
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Increasing Demand from Memory Sectors
Table 62: Global NAND Memory Market by Value; 2015-2021 (US$ Billion)
Table 63: Global DRAM Market by Value; 2015-2021 (US$ Billion)
5.1.2 Rising Automotive Production
Table 64: Global Automotive Production; 2013-2017 (Million)
5.1.3 Growing Trend of Cloud Computing
Table 65: Global Cloud Computing Market by Value; 2013-2020 (US$ Billion)
5.1.4 Increasing Demand for Solar Photovoltaic Power
Table 66: Global Solar Photovoltaic Power Demand; 2015-2022 (Gigawatts)
5.1.5 Increasing Smartphone Users
Table 67: Global Smartphone Users; 2014-2020 (Billion)
5.1.6 Growing Demand for Personal Electronics
Table 68: Global Personal Electronics Market by Volume; 2013-2020 (Billion Units)
5.2 Challenges
5.2.1 High Barriers to Entry
5.2.2 Strict Environmental Regulations
5.2.3 High Cost
5.2.4 Environmental Hazards
5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Growing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications
Table 69: Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market for Enterprise Applications Revenue; 2016-2025 (US$ Billion)
5.3.2 Rising Demand for Domestic Consumer Robotics
Table 70: Global Domestic Consumer Robotics Market by Value; 2015-2022 (US$ Billion)
5.3.3 Shift towards Monocrystalline Silicon Wafers
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Global Silicon Wafers Market Players Financial Comparison
Table 71: Global Silicon Wafers Market Players Financial Comparison; 2017/2018
6.2 Global Competitive Landscape
6.2.1 Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market Players by Production Capacity
Table 72: Global 300mm Silicon Wafers Market Players by Production Capacity; 2016-2017 (Percentage, %)
6.2.2 Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market Players by Production Capacity
Table 73: Global 200mm Silicon Wafers Market Players by Production Capacity; 2016-2017 (Percentage, %)
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC)
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 74: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC) Net Revenue; 2013-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 75: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC) Net Revenue by Product; 2017 (Percentage, %)
Table 76: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC) Net Revenue by Region; 2017 (Percentage, %)
7.1.3 Business Strategy
7.2 Ferrotec Holdings Corporation
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 77: Ferrotec Holdings Corporation Net Sales; 2014-2018 (US$ Million)
Table 78: Ferrotec Holdings Corporation Net Sales by Segment; 2018 (Percentage, %)
Table 79: Ferrotec Holdings Corporation Net Sales by Region; 2018 (Percentage, %)
7.2.3 Business Strategy
7.3 SUMCO Corporation
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 80: SUMCO Corporation Net Sales, 2013-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 81: SUMCO Corporation Net Sales by Region; 2017 (Percentage,%)
7.3.3 Business Strategy
7.4 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
7.4.1 Business Overview
7.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 82: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. Net Sales; 2014-2018 (US$ Billion)
Table 83: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. Net Sales by Region; 2018 (Percentage, %)
7.4.3 Business Strategy

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