Global silicon on insulator (SOI) market is anticipated to witness an exponential growth in the forecast period. Silicon on insulator (SOI) technology implies a layered form of the substrate that has silicon-insulator-silicon as its layers as a substitute of conventional silicon substrates in the semiconductor industry, particularly microelectronics, to improve performance.
Factors such as surge in use of SOI wafers in advanced devices such as tablets, smartphones, wearables, and earphones/headphones. Furthermore, while manufacturing thin wafers, the use of SOI technology stops the wastage of silicon, which decreases the price of semiconductor devices. Hence, the real use of silicon during the manufacture of thin SOI wafers are likely to drive the silicon on insulator (SOI) market in the forthcoming period.
On the other hand, volatility of raw material prices, time-consuming manufacturing process, and complex product growth procedure are anticipated to hinder market growth in the future. However, technological advancement is likely to create lucrative opportunities for the market. Globally, market is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR in the upcoming period as the scope, product types, and its applications are increasing across the globe.
Silicon on insulator (SOI) market could be explored by wafer size, wafer type, product type, application, technology, and geography. Market could be explored by wafer size as 300 mm and 200 mm. The “300-mm wafer” segment accounted for a prominent share in the market. It is likely to witness substantial growth in the years to come. The key factors that could be attributed to the growth of the market include Wafer and foundry companies are increasing their capacity for producing 300-mm wafers.
Based on wafer type, the silicon on insulator (SOI) market could span RF SOI and FDSOI. Market could be explored by product type as Optical SOI, SOI Transistor, MEMS, RF SOI, Image Sensor Markets and Memory Device. The “RF-SOI” segment accounted for a prominent share in the market. It is likely to witness substantial growth in the years to come.
The key applications that could be explored in the market include Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Datacom and Industrial. The “Consumer Electronics” segment accounted for a prominent share in the market. It is likely to witness substantial growth in the years to come. The key factors that could be attributed to the growth of the market include growing demand for SOI products in smartphones and other consumer electronics devices. The market could be explored based on technology as SoS, BESOI, ELTRAN, Smart Cut and SiMOX.
APAC is a leading region in the market. It is likely to maintain its dominance in the forecast period owing to factors, such as the presence of a huge number of consumer electronic corporations, smartphone manufacturers, and progressive ICT technology providers, and foundry and wafer players in APAC. APAC is followed by North American and the European region owing to the increasing demand for SOI is attributed to their application in digital cameras, mobile phones, notebooks, and other such electronic devices.
Leading players operating in the silicon on insulator (SOI) market include Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Applied Materials Inc., ARM Holdings PLC, Global Wafers Co., Ltd., GlobalFoundries, Murata Manufacturing, IBM Corporation, Sony Corporation, and NXP Semiconductors. The leading companies are taking up partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures in order to boost the inorganic growth of the industry.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (M USD), market share and growth rate of Silicon on Insulator (SOI) In-Depth in these regions, from 2012 to 2023 (forecast), covering
• North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
• Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
• Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
• South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia)
• Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)
Global Silicon on Insulator (SOI) In-Depth market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Soitec (France)
• Shin-Etsu Chemical (Japan)
• GlobalWafers (Taiwan)
• STMicroelectronics N.V. (CH)
• NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NL)
• Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (US)
• Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (JP)
• Qorvo, Inc. (US)
• Sony Corporation (JP)
• Magnachip Semiconductor (KR)
• United Microelectronics Corporation (TW)
• Qualcomm Inc (US)
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Silicon on Insulator (SOI) Market, by Wafer Size
• 200 mm
• 300 mm
On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Silicon on Insulator (SOI) In-Depth for each application, including
• Computing and Mobile
• Entertainment and Gaming
Research Support Specialist, USA