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Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Market 2019 | What will be the Market size and the growth rate by 2024?

Written by Henry Miller

Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Market Reseach Report (2019-2024)

MRV has published a report based on the Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) industry. The key objective of this report is to highlight various trends and dynamics, new and innovative technology and mergers and acquisitions that are expected to make a positive impact on the overall industry. Then, the report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) industry and has shared complete information about its various features.

While studying the worldwide markets for Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) industry, The report also provides details analysis of the market drivers, trends and restraints to showcase the current and future market scenario. MRV has ensured to provide a full- proof report that consists of the market strategies based on advanced technologies, applications, and different regions in the globe. The markets are expected to show significant growth during the forecasted period due to an increasing demand for the Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI).

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Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) is a semiconductor fabrication technique developed by IBM that uses pure crystal silicon and silicon oxide for integrated circuits (ICs) and microchips. An SOI microchip processing speed is often 30% faster than today’s complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based chips and power consumption is reduced 80%, which makes them ideal for mobile devices. SOI chips also reduce the soft error rate, which is data corruption caused by cosmic rays and natural radioactive background signals.

SOI, as the name suggests, consists of a top thin layer of silicon and a bottom thick layer of silicon. An insulator material such as silicon dioxide (SiO2) is placed between these two layers. SOI offers high performance, low power consumption, and high speed compared to traditional silicon wafers. All these factors make it an ideal choice for portable applications such as mobile phones, portable digital assistants (PDAs), notebooks, digital cameras, and others. These wafers were developed in the 1960s for defense and military applications, and the commercialization of these wafers took place gradually

The growth of this market is propelled by the growth in the consumer electronics market, low wafer and gate cost, low operating voltage, and miniaturization of semiconductor devices.

Based on diameters, 200 mm SOI wafers held the largest share of the SOI market in 2017. The market for these wafers is expected to grow at a high rate between 2017 and 2025. 200 mm wafers are mainly used for manufacturing RFSOI wafers, which are further used in smartphones for manufacturing antenna switches and other important components. Currently, virtually all the RF chips, including 2G, 3G, and 4G, are manufactured by using 200 mm SOI wafers. The improvement will be primarily driven by the growth in sales volumes for 300 mm wafers and by controlling production costs on the small diameter line that is running at full capacity. The loading rate of the 300 mm production lines improved significantly, but still remains globally low.

BESOI, ELTRAN, SoS, SiMOX and smart cut are the technology segment of the market. Smart cut technology accounted for the largest share of the SOI market in 2017. Soitec (France) developed the smart cut technology in collaboration with CEA-Leti (microelectronics research lab). The licensing of Soitec’s Smartcut™ technology to other companies is anticipated to further increase the SOI wafer supply.

Soitec, the world’s leading provider of SOI wafers, has been pioneering the SOI technology. This company accounted for more than 69% of the revenues of the world SOI wafers market in 2017. The other key participants in the SOI wafer market are SunEdison (acquired by Globalwafers Co., Ltd. in 2016), Shin-Etsu Handotai Co. Ltd. and a few others like SUMCO CORPORATION, Ultrasil Corporation and etc. Manufacturer are focusing on strategies such as new product launches, expansions, contracts, and collaborations to enhance their product offerings and expand their business.

The computing and mobile segment accounted for the largest share of the overall SOI market in 2017. Power consumption is one of the burning issues faced by the consumer electronics segment. There are various issues associated with the conventional bulk CMOS technology, such as slow processing speed, high power consumption, low battery life, and soft errors such as data loss caused due to cosmic rays and natural radioactive background signals. The SOI microchip overcomes all these issues and improves the processing speed and performance by up to 30% compared with the CMOS-based chips; it also reduces the power consumption by up to 80%. These features make it ideal for use in computers and cell phones.

Asia-Pacific is predicted to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period owing developing integrated circuit industry. The leading players are emphasizing on modernizing their plants in APAC and fab facilities with advanced technologies. The countries such as China (Taiwan included) and Japan have the largest semiconductor manufacturing base, which is further helping the SOI market grow in this region. The increase in production facilities, rising demand for consumer electronics products, and continuous upgradation and improved efficiency of fab facilities are the key factors driving the growth of the SOI market in APAC.

The geographical analysis of the Global Market segments the worldwide market into key areas that include the continents as well as specific nations that are as of now growing in terms of their demand, volume or overall growth. Users of the report can center around these areas on the off chance that they are looking to expand their business outskirts.

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Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers: Soitec SA, Shin-Etsu Chemical, SunEdison

Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers:: 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, Colombia etc.), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

Market Segment by Type, covers:: 300 mm SOI, Small Diameters

Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into:: Automobile and Smart Industry, Consumer Electronic, Other

The content of the study subjects includes a total of 15 chapters:

Chapter 1, to describe Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market driving force, and market risks.

Chapter 2, to profile the top key players, with price, sales, revenue and global market shares in 2017 and 2018.

Chapter 3, the Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) competitive situation, sales, revenue and global market share of top manufacturers are analyzed emphatically by landscape contrast.

Chapter 4, the Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) breakdown data are shown at the regional level, to show the sales, revenue, and growth by regions, from 2014 to 2019.

Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to break the sales data at the country level, with sales, revenue, and market share for key countries in the world, from 2014 to 2019.

Chapter 10 and 11, to segment the sales by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2014 to 2019.

Chapter 12, Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) market forecast, by regions, type, and application, with sales and revenue, from 2019 to 2024.

Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) sales channel, distributors, customers, research findings and conclusion, appendix and data source.

In the end, The stages of development of the global 10 markets in terms of their geographical presence have likewise been displayed thoroughly. This data enables the emerging players to gain up-to-date information which can enable them to take exceptional business decisions.

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The Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) market report could be customized according to the client’s specific research requirements.


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