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Global Semiconductor Foundry Market 2017-2021

Global Semiconductor Foundry Market 2017-2021

About Semiconductor Foundry

A semiconductor circuit chip is a tiny electronic device consisting of billions of components, such as transistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, that store, move, and process data. The semiconductor chips are made from semiconductor materials such as silicon and germanium. These materials have semiconducting properties, which enable precise control of the flow of electrical current through them. Semiconductor chips enable devices to store and retrieve documents, photos, and music. They make up the brains, memory, and capacity for data communication for various products including cellular phones, TVs, gaming systems, aircraft, sea crafts, industrial materials, and military machinery, equipment, and weaponry. Mechanical products are heavily dependent on chip-based electronics. Fuel supply system in automobiles is operated by the carburetor. The carburetor was designed as a completely mechanical system that operated by opening and closing of valves to control the flow of fuel powered by gravity in a two-wheeler or a fuel pump in a multi-wheeled vehicle. But currently, the fuel supply system is controlled by an electronic system. The carburetor still exists, but its working is performed using an electronic governor that constantly monitors and adjusts the carburetor based on the required or set parameters. The manufacturing of semiconductor ICs is carried out by semiconductor foundries.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global Semiconductor Foundry market to grow at a CAGR of 11.01% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global Semiconductor Foundry market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by leading pure-play foundries and IDMs.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Semiconductor Foundry 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
  • TSMC
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES
  • UMC
  • SMIC
  • SAMSUNG
Other prominent vendors
  • Dongbu HiTek
  • Fujitsu Semiconductor
  • Hua Hong Semiconductor
  • MagnaChip Semiconductor
  • Powerchip Technology
  • STMicroelectronics
  • TowerJazz
  • Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation
  • WIN Semiconductors
  • X-FAB Silicon Foundries
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for IoT
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Excess IC inventory
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing adoption of 3D NAND
  • 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Semiconductor Foundry Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semiconductor foundry market: TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, UMC, SMIC, and SAMSUNG

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Dongbu HiTek, Fujitsu Semiconductor, Hua Hong Semiconductor, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Powerchip Technology, STMicroelectronics, TowerJazz, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, WIN Semiconductors, and X-FAB Silicon Foundries.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing adoption of 3D NAND. 3D NAND is a flash memory, wherein the cells are stacked vertically in multiple layers. 3D NAND will dominate solid state drives in 2017 since suppliers are planning to reduce the shipment of 2D NAND and planar NAND. 3D NAND flash drives can be used for IoT, smartphones, and smart cars. Many firms are producing fabs that focus solely on 3D NAND. In 2016, Western Digital started manufacturing 3D NAND chips with 64 layers.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing demand for IoT IoT is an ecosystem where many devices are connected to the Internet. These devices can include cellphones to tablets, cars, engines, and machines in plant production facilities. The business possibilities are numerous with the advent of IoT. Objects are assigned an IP address and can collect and receive data without the need for any manual operation of the device. From a broader perspective, devices can take decisions using the information/data that it has received without being dependent on manual help.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Excess IC inventory. One of the biggest challenges that semiconductor foundries face is the increasing inventory level for ICs. Since the semiconductor market is extremely volatile, it is difficult to forecast what might be the demands for semiconductors in the future. At present, the semiconductor wafers that are being used to produce these chips are in the range 200-300 mm. But with an increasing need for small-sized electronics and wearable devices, there is a trend toward larger wafer size of 450 mm. The demand for chips that are formed by the 200-300-mm wafer can get impacted, and this could result in excess ICs inventory.

Companies Mentioned

TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, UMC, SMIC, SAMSUNG, Dongbu HiTek, Fujitsu Semiconductor, Hua Hong Semiconductor, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Powerchip Technology, STMicroelectronics, TowerJazz, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, WIN Semiconductors, and X-FAB Silicon Foundries.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodolog
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Value chain
      • Table Value chain of semiconductor industry
      • Table Front-end process
      • Table Back-end process
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview of global semiconductor foundry market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry 2016-2021 by revenue ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by application 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by application 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Communication
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by communication 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • PCs/Desktops
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by PC/Desktops 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Consumer
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by consumer ($ billions)
    • Automotive
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by automotive 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Industrial
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by industrial 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Others
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by others 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Market overview
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by type 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by type 2016 (% share)
    • Pure-play foundries
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by pure-play foundries 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • IDMs
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by IDMs 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market by geography 2016 (% share)
    • Americas
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table List of foundries in EMEA
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing adoption of 3D NAND
    • Growth of advanced analytics in semiconductor foundries
    • Growth of augmented reality/virtual reality
    • Evolution of 3D printing
    • Increase in wafer size
      • Table Timeline for increasing wafer size
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Global semiconductor foundry market-vendor share 2016 (% revenue)
  • Key vendor analysis
    • TSMC
      • Table Recent developments: TSMC
    • GLOBALFOUNDRIES
      • Table Recent developments: GLOBALFOUNDRIES
    • UMC
      • Table Recent developments: UMC
    • SMIC
      • Table Recent developments: SMIC
    • SAMSUNG
      • Table Recent developments: Samsung
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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