February 28, 2015

Semiconductor Unit Shipments To Exceed One Trillion Devices in 2017

Updated forecast expects robust 8.2% average annual semiconductor unit shipment growth through 2019. Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to continue their upward march through the current cyclical period and top one trillion units for the first time in 2017 according to IC Insights forecast presented in the 2015 edition of The McClean Report – A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry. Semiconductor shipments in excess of one trillion units are forecast to be the new normal beginning in 2017.

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Silicon Photonics Market Analysis by Products, Applications & Geography – Analysis & Forecast

Silicon Photonics is a relatively new technology which uses optical rays in order to transfer data between different computer chips and peripherals. New report covers particularly the markets for final products, devices and equipment that function on Silicon Photonics technology for six major application verticals namely: Telecommunications, Data communication, displays and consumer electronics, sensing, metrology, high performance computing and medicines. The silicon photonics market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.74% from 2014 to $497.53m by 2020.

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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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