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Global Gallium Arsenide Wafer Market 2016-2020

About GaAs

GaAs, which is also known as a compound III-V semiconductor, is used in devices such as infrared LED, monolithic microwave ICs (MMICs), microwave frequency ICs, solar cells, optical windows, and laser diodes. It is increasingly used as a replacement for silicon wafers due to its electronic properties. GaAs has high saturated electron velocity and electron mobility, which allow GaAs devices to function efficiently at frequencies above 250 GHz. Due to the wider band gap, GaAs wafers are less sensitive to heat and emit less noise, especially at higher frequencies, compared to silicon wafers. Due to these properties, they are used in mobile devices, wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and automotive systems.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global gallium arsenide (GAAS) wafer market to grow at a CAGR of 12.69% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global gallium arsenide (GAAS) wafer market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the shipment of 6-inch equivalent GaAs wafers to the customers.

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

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Gallium Arsenide (GAAS) Wafer Market 2016-2020, 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
  • GCS
  • WIN Semiconductors
Other prominent vendors
  • AXT
  • Century Epitech
  • Freiberger Compound Materials
  • Intelligent Epitaxy Technology
  • IQE
  • OMMIC
  • Xiamen Powerway Advanced Material
  • Qorvo
  • Sumitomo Electric Semiconductor Materials
  • UMS
  • Visual Photonics Epitaxy
Market driver
  • Rising penetration of LEDs in general lighting
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Competition from alternative technologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing GaAs content in smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Gallium Arsenide (GAAS) Wafer Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global gallium arsenide (GAAS) wafer market: AWSC, GCS and WIN Semiconductors.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AXT, Century Epitech, Freiberger Compound Materials, Intelligent Epitaxy Technology, IQE, OMMIC, Xiamen Powerway Advanced Material, Qorvo, Sumitomo Electric Semiconductor Materials, UMS¸ and Visual Photonics Epitaxy.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Shutdown of 2G network will be a key trend for market growth. High-speed 3G or 4G internet services are easily available worldwide. The data speed of a 4G connection is, on average, ten times more than the speed of a 3G connection. High-speed internet connectivity leads to faster streaming of videos, quicker web browsing, and better performance of GPS. Hence, many countries are opting for 3G and 4G connectivity, which will result in the shutdown of the 2G mobile network by the end of 2016, with its bandwidth being allocated to 3G and 4G mobile networks.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be requirement for increased network bandwidth. The growth in internet bandwidth is fueled by two factors: the proliferation of mobile computing devices with advanced capabilities (such as smartphones, tablets, and wearables) and the emergence of disruptive technologies that shift the bandwidth usage by altering the way users access the network. With the emergence of new mobile telecommunication standards such as 4G and 5G, consumers are now opting for higher bandwidth applications and services.

Further, the report states that falling growth rate of smartphones will be a challenge for the market. Smartphone shipments are expected to grow at a lower CAGR of around 10% until 2020 in comparison to a previous estimation of more than 11% for the same period. The slow growth rate can be attributed to China, which has joined North America and Western Europe in a more developed growth pattern. However, gradually falling average selling prices will propel steady growth through the end of the forecast period, with global shipments reaching more than two billion units in 2020. China remained the focal point of the global smartphone market in 2015, although the results declined compared to previous years.

Companies Mentioned

AWSC, GCS, WIN Semiconductors, AXT, Century Epitech, Freiberger Compound Materials, Intelligent Epitaxy Technology, IQE, OMMIC, Xiamen Powerway Advanced Material, Qorvo, Sumitomo Electric Semiconductor Materials, UMS¸ Visual Photonics Epitaxy.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Definition
    • Base year and forecast period
    • Market reportage
    • Market size computation
    • Market segmentation
      • Table Segmentation of global GaAs wafer market
    • Geographical coverage
      • Table Key regions
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Global statistics of mobile devices and mobile data traffic 2015 and 2020
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Markets served by GaAs vendors
    • GaAs versus other semiconductor materials
      • Table GaAs versus other semiconductor materials
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • Market overview
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by application 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Mobile devices
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by mobile device 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Wireless communications
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by wireless communications 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Aerospace and defense
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by aerospace and defense 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Others
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by others 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by substrate type
    • Market overview
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by substrate type 2015-2020 (% share)
    • SC GaAs substrate
      • Table GaAs wafer market by SC GaAs substrate 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • SI GaAs substrate
      • Table GaAs wafer market by SI GaAs substrate 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global GaAs wafer market by geography 2015
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by geography 2015
    • Global GaAs wafer market by geography 2020
      • Table Global GaAs wafer market by geography 2020
    • APAC
      • Table GaAs wafer market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • North America
      • Table GaAs wafer market in North America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Europe
      • Table GaAs wafer market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • ROW
      • Table GaAs wafer market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • China
    • Taiwan
    • US
  • Summary of key figures
    • Table Application segments: Year-over-year revenue comparison ($ millions)
    • Table Substrate segments: Year-over-year revenue comparison ($ millions)
    • Table Geographical segments: Year-over-year revenue comparison ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increasing adoption of smartphones
      • Table Global digital content snapshot 2015
    • Rising penetration of LEDs in general lighting
      • Table Japan's 21st Century Lighting Plan
    • Need for increased network bandwidth
      • Table Bandwidth comparison of 1G to 5G technologies
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • High production cost of GaAs wafers
    • Competition from alternative technologies
    • Falling growth rate of smartphones
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing GaAs content in smartphones
    • Shutdown of 2G network
      • Table Speed of different network technologies 2015 and 2020 (Mbps)
    • Increase in wafer size
  • Vendor landscape
    • Market share analysis 2015
      • Table Vendor market share analysis 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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