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Global Semiconductor Silicon Wafer Market 2017-2021

Global Semiconductor Silicon Wafer Market 2017-2021

About Semiconductor Silicon Wafer

A silicon wafer is a semiconductor material used as a substrate for the fabrication of semiconductor components such as semiconductor ICs. Semiconductor components undergo several microfabrication steps including ion implantation, etching, deposition of various materials, and photolithographic patterning. The last step involves microcircuits being separated from the silicon wafers through dicing.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global semiconductor silicon wafer market to grow at a CAGR of 0.94% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor silicon wafer market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers both shipment and sales of silicon wafers and exclude the sales of raw materials and aftermarket sales.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Semiconductor Silicon 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
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical
  • Siltronic
  • SUMCO
  • SunEdison Semiconductor
Other prominent vendors
  • LG Siltron
  • Silicon Materials
  • Virginia Semiconductor
  • Wafer World
Market driver
  • Emergence of advanced and compact consumer electronic devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High inventory levels in the supply chain
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Continuous decrease of lithography wavelength
  • 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 Silicon Wafer Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semiconductor silicon wafer market: Shin-Etsu Chemical, Siltronic, SUMCO, and SunEdison Semiconductor.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: LG Siltron, Silicon Materials, Virginia Semiconductor, and Wafer World.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is continuous decrease of lithography wavelength. A photomask is an opaque plate with a precision image of ICs. On exposing the photomasks to ultraviolet light at wavelengths of 365 nm, 248 nm, and 193 nm, an identical image of the design on to the silicon wafers is produced. The ever-decreasing feature size and increase in chip density has increased the complexity of wafers.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is emergence of advanced and compact consumer electronic devices. Consumer electronic devices have witnessed a massive transformation in the last five years. Smartphones have replaced feature phones, laptops have replaced PCs, and now tablets are replacing laptops. LED TVs and OLED TVs too are replacing CRT TVs.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is high inventory levels in the supply chain. The semiconductor industry is cyclical in nature, which affects the operating results of the semiconductor vendors due to severe downturns. Semiconductor manufacturers face risks such as overcapacity, decreased demand, and increased price competition. Changes in customer requirements due to new manufacturing capacity and advances in technology affect the semiconductor manufacturers considerably.

Companies Mentioned

Shin-Etsu Chemical, Siltronic, SUMCO, SunEdison Semiconductor, LG Siltron, Silicon Materials, Virginia Semiconductor, and Wafer World.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Semiconductor ICs production process
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by node size 2016
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by wafer size 2016
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global semiconductor silicon wafer market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market 2016-2021 (units in BSI)
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by application 2016
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by end-user 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by end-user 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by consumer electronics 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by computers 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by industrial 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by telecommunications 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by automotive 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by geography
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by geography 2016
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Semiconductor silicon wafer market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Semiconductor silicon wafer market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Semiconductor silicon wafer market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market trend 1990-2015 ($ billions)
  • Market trends
    • Continuous decrease of lithography wavelength
      • Table Node transition in the semiconductor industry
    • Growing proliferation of IoT and connected devices
      • Table Requirement for IoT
    • High need for semiconductor memory devices
    • Growing acceptance of wearable devices
    • Increase in wafer size
      • Table Timeline for semiconductor wafer size advances
    • Smaller life cycle of mobile devices
    • Growth of smart cities
      • Table Partner cities selected in EU and China under PDSF initiative
    • Automation in automobiles
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors
      • Table Global semiconductor silicon wafer market by vendor 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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