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Global Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Wafers Market 2017-2021

Global Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Wafers Market 2017-2021

About Gallium Arsenide Wafer

A wafer in the semiconductor industry is also known as a substrate. This thin slice of material is made from components such as silicon as well as compound semiconductor materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and gallium arsenide (GaAs). These wafers are used for the fabrication of integrated circuits (ICs) and also to develop solar cells in photovoltaics. A microelectronic device is built in and over this wafer (acts as a base) by undergoing several fabrication steps such as ion implantation, etching, deposition, and lithography. The microelectronic devices or circuits formed are finally packaged to prevent corrosion and ensure 100% functionality. GaAs wafers are made using the elements of gallium and arsenic. GaAs can be manufactured using industrial processes such as vertical gradient freeze (VGF), Bridgman-Stockbarger technique, and liquid encapsulated Czochralski (LEC) growth.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global gallium arsenide wafer market to decline at a CAGR of (11.94%) during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global gallium arsenide wafer market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the shipments, estimated asp and the overall value of the market. Things excluded from market estimates include spares, sales and aftermarket services.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • ROW
  • The US
Technavio's report, Global Gallium Arsenide Wafer Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • AWSC
  • GCSs
  • WIN Semiconductors
Other prominent vendors
  • AXT
  • Century Epitech
  • Freiberger Compound Materials (FCM)
  • Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI)
  • IQE PLC
  • OMMIC
  • Xiamen Powerway Advanced Material
  • Qorvo
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries
  • United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS)
  • Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC)
Market driver
  • Increasing adoption of smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High production cost of GaAs wafers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Shutdown of 2G network
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global statistics of mobile devices and mobile data traffic 2016-2021
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table GaAs versus other semiconductor materials
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market shipments 2016-2021 (million units)
      • Table ASP of GaAs wafers 2016-2021 ($)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global GaAs wafers market by application 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Table GaAs wafers market by applications: Revenue trend-line of 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Mobile devices
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market by mobile devices 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Wireless communications
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market by wireless communications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Aerospace and defense
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market by aerospace and defense 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Others
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market by others 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by substrate type
    • Table Global GaAs wafers market by substrate type 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Table Types of GaAs substrates: Revenue trend-line 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • SC GaAs
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market by SC GaAs segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • SI GaAs
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market by SI GaAs segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global GaAs wafers market by geography 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Table Revenue trend-line of the global GaAs wafers market by geography, 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Asia
      • Table GaAs wafers market in Asia 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • US
      • Table GaAs wafers market in the US 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Europe
      • Table GaAs wafers market in Europe 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • ROW
      • Table GaAs wafers market in ROW 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Global GaAs wafers market: Key leading countries 2016
    • Table Global GaAs wafers market: Key leading countries 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Table Revenue trend-line in the key leading countries 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Taiwan
      • Table GaAs wafers market in Taiwan 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • China
      • Table GaAs wafers market in China 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global digital content: Overview
      • Table Global LED lamps shipments 2016-2021 (million units)
      • Table Japan's 21st Century Lighting Plan
      • Table Bandwidth comparison of 1G to 5G technologies
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing GaAs content in smartphones
    • Shutdown of 2G network
    • Changes in wafer size
    • Emergence of high-powered electronic devices
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Global GaAs wafers market by vendors 2016 (% share of revenue)
  • Key vendor profiles
    • AWSC
    • GCSs
    • WIN Semiconductors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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