January 31, 2015

Identifying Emerging and Disruptive Technologies – 2015 Roadmap

The iNEMI Roadmap has become recognized as an important tool for defining the “state of the art” in the electronics industry as well as identifying emerging and disruptive technologies.  It also includes keys to developing future iNEMI projects and setting industry R&D priorities over the next 10 years. The 2015 Roadmap was developed by five Product Emulator Groups (PEGs) and 19 Technology Working Groups (TWGs). There is one additional chapter on Test, developed in 2013, also included.  The PEGs and TWGs are defined below. The TWGs responded to the inputs and requirements outlined by representatives of OEMs in the five…

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Global Market for Optical Network Semiconductor Components to Reach $7.6 Billion in 2019

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Optical Network Components: Global Markets”.  This study reveals that the ongoing migration from lower speed to higher speed connections is providing optical network component suppliers with a recurring revenue stream. Optical network semiconductors will witness an increase from $6.4 billion in 2014 to $7.6 billion in 2019, registering a 3.2% rise in compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The result is that optic components will continue to be an area of prime interest to silicon suppliers.

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Worldwide Market for Thermal Management Products to Reach $15.56 Billion by 2018

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Electronic Thermal Management – Technologies, Materials, Devices, New Developments, Industry Structure and Global Markets”. According to this study, the worldwide market for thermal management products is predicted to grow from about $8.8 billion in 2013 to $15.56 billion by 2018, at an average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1%.

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Crystal Oscillator Market Worth $3.2 Billion By 2020

According to a new market research report “Crystal Oscillator Market – Global Forecast to 2020″, the total Crystal Oscillator Market is expected to reach nearly $3.2 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5% from 2014 to 2020. Crystal Oscillator Market is expected to experience healthy growth in some major applications such as telecom & networking and consumer electronics due to the evolution in the smart phones and tablet market and deployment of the advanced wireless technologies such as 3G, 4G, and LTE.

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S. Korean and Taiwanese Companies Control 56% of Global 300mm Fab Capacity

Vast majority of that wafer capacity is local to those two countries. Information in this Research Bulletin comes from the Global Wafer Capacity 2015-2019 Report, which was released this month.  The new report provides great detail regarding the current status and forecast of global wafer fab capacity.  More information found at the end of this bulletin.

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Semiconductor Industry and Equipment Markets in China

China is by far the largest consumer of semiconductors; it accounts for about 45 percent of the worldwide demand for chips, used both in China and for exports. But more than 90 percent of its consumption relies on imported integrated circuits. Integrated-circuit companies in China entered the semiconductor market late—some two decades after the rest of the world—and have been playing catch-up ever since in an industry in which success depends on scale and learning efficiencies. The Chinese government made several attempts to build a local semiconductor industry, but none really took hold. Now, however, things are changing on both…

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Semiconductor Chemicals And Materials – Key Industry Trends

Semiconductor Chemicals and Materials Market Chemicals are used in a variety of processes in semiconductor manufacturing. All are used in IC manufacturing to varying degrees depending on the type of device architecture, cleaning-process chemistry and frequency of use, etching-process chemistry, method of thin film deposition, use of wet or dry etching, use of wet-etching machines (cassette-to-cassette, automatic processing) or wet etching systems (dip tanks), size of wafers, and number of wafer starts.

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CMP Consumables Market Resumes Sustainable Growth

The global CMP consumables market has resumed its growth trajectory prior to the 2008-2009 recession. At over $2.0B, 2013 CMP slurry and pad revenues are up 6.0% over 2012, and 2014 is projected to be up an additional 2.2%, according to a new report  “CMP Consumables 2014 – A Critical Materials Report“.  By 2019, the combined CMP pad and slurry market is expected to grow to $2.5B for a CAGR of 3.9% over this period.

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Worldwide Cellphone Subscriptions Forecast to Exceed Worldwide Population in 2015

However, the “unique” cellphone subscriber base is quickly approaching saturation. ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces a new “2015 IC Market Drivers Report” update.  The report contains analyses on The Internet of Things, tablet PCs, smartphones, automotive electronics, medical and health systems, wireless networking and many other fast growing electronic systems.  An excerpt from this new 500-page report is included in this research bulletin.

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Tablet & Smart Phone Semiconductor Revenue and Shipment Forecast

Leading suppliers of high end smartphones include Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and LG. New research estimates that over $35 billion of 2013 worldwide semiconductor revenue was contributed to sales of products used in this high volume application.  In 2013 close to a billion smartphones were shipped worldwide and this market is expected to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent over the next five years.

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