September 17, 2014

Global Silicon on Insulator Market

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Silicon on Insulator Market Technology – Global Forecast to 2020″. The global silicon-on-insulator market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.9% from 2014 to 2020. This growth is attributed to the growing smartphone and consumer electronics and the increasing trend of the Internet of Things. The geographic expansion in emerging markets and increasing applications of SOI devices are expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the SOI players in the next six years.

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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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300mm – 450mm Wafer Issues and Market Trends

300mm – 450mm Wafer Market Trends – Copper – Low-K Convergence: Timing, Trends, Issues, Market Analysis The semiconductor industry has been increasing the size of wafers about every 10 years. In 2000, semiconductor device manufacturers migrated from 200 mm substrates to 300 mm substrates due to technological advances and manufacturing cost advantages. 300 mm wafers provide more than 2.25 times as many die per wafer, and offer significant economies of scale in the manufacturing process. Approximately 96% of 2012 net orders for wafer fabrication equipment were for 300 mm manufacturing systems. The next planned wafer size increase is expected to…

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Is Silicon Wafer Pricing on Its Way Up Again?

The 2013 market for semiconductor silicon wafers totaled $7.5B, down 16% from 2012, according to a new report, “Silicon Wafers for Semiconductor Device Processing 2014 – Critical Materials Report.” The 2014 outlook is for 1% growth to $7.7B. The silicon wafer market is expected to grow to $8.7B by 2015, according to Techcet Research Group. The current outlook is positive for 2H14 as compared with 1Q14, with growth anticipated in all wafer diameters and all major market segments.

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Image Sensor Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020

Image sensor is a vital part of any imaging device that converts the optical information into electrical signals. In 1960s, image sensors have gone through several technological advancements due to the continuous demand in the market for higher resolution, smaller form factor and lower power consumption. Image sensors are being widely used in consumer sector like for digital cameras, mobile phones, tablet PC camcorders and so on. Other application area for image sensor is medical diagnosis, fault detection, visual feedback to controller, surveillance, infotainment, and entertainment since decades. Technology is never constant. Earlier, analog film based sensors and phosphor plates…

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Global Photonic Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology Market

The global photonic integrated circuit (IC) technology market is expected to grow to nearly $866.4 million by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.2%. The Optical signal processing category, the fastest-growing segment in the overall market, is moving at a tremendous 35% CAGR. Ongoing limitations of electronic integrated circuits in pursuit of more transistors over a single silicon substrate has spurred the industry to find alternatives that provide high speed with decreasing size and high-end functionality. Optical communications represent the single largest segment in this market, expected to reach $506.5 million by 2018. However, optical signal…

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MEMS Applications For Medical, Automotive, Industrial And Defense Are Showing Healthy Growth

MEMS market forecast

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled “Status of the MEMS Industry 2014“. According to this report, MEMS industry is expected to grow at a CAGR a 13% CAGR through 2019, resulting in a $24B MEMS market. Of the aforementioned applications, medical will have the largest individual CAGR (24%).

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Microcontrollers, DSP & IP-Core Chip Market

According to a new market research report “Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market by Type, Application (Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Communications, Security, Medical & Healthcare) and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, APAC, & ROW) – Analysis & Forecast to 2014 – 2020″, the Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market is expected to reach $41.69 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.96% from 2014 to 2020.

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32KHz and Real Time Clocks

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new market research report entitled “32 KHz and Real Time Clocks” focused in semiconductor timing: 32 KHz and Real Time Clocks (RTC’s). This second in a series of CS &A LLC research studies provides a deep dive into both 32 KHz references and Real Time Clocks (RTC’s).  Last year we offered the first in the series; Semiconductor Timing Opportunities in Communications Infrastructure and Back Haul, with this second release geared specifically toward Time of Day generation and tracking.

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Silicon Carbide (SiC) in Semiconductor Market Worth $3182.89 Million by 2020

According to a new market research report “Silicon carbide (SiC) in semiconductor market by technology, product, and application (Automotive, Defense, Computers, Consumer Electronics, ICT, Industrial, Medical, Railways, and Solar), by geography – forecast and analysis to 2013 – 2020″, the Silicon Carbide (SiC) in Semiconductor Market expected to reach $3182.89 Million by 2020; growing at a CAGR of 42.03% from 2014 to 2020. Semiconductor devices based on silicon carbide such as high power semiconductor devices and high temperature semiconductor devices are very useful when it comes to the devices being used in harsh conditions. The silicon based semiconductor device is…

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