October 21, 2014

DRAM, China, and Leading-Edge Foundry Driving IC Industry in 2014

The McClean Report offers a broad look at the integrated circuit industry. The original 490-page study (monthly updates provide approximately 500 more pages of information) is separated into 16 sections. About 400 tables, graphs, and illustrations in the original report clearly describe various market dynamics (another 400 tables, graphs, and illustrations are included in the monthly updates). Besides covering worldwide IC market conditions and economic issues, there are chapters dedicated to each of the major IC product segments. Likewise, trends pertaining to capital spending and fab capacity, as well as technology developments and packaging, can be found in other sections…

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Extensive Usage in MRI & NMR, Electronics, and R&D Sectors Drives the Global Superconductors Market

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a comprehensive global report on Superconductors market. Global market for Superconductors is projected to exceed US$8.8 billion by 2020, driven by its extensive usage in MRI, electronics, science and R&D areas for developing environment-friendly and energy efficient solutions.

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Analysis and Forecast of Nanomaterials for Electronics

According to a new market study, Nanomaterials for Solar Cells, Displays, Sensors, Lighting and RFID Market Analyses and Driving Forces, there is a myriad of applications using nanoparticles either on the market or under development. Considerable effort is being put into developing advanced defense applications for nanomaterials, which are unlikely to reach deployment for quite a few years to come but which could have a large impact on commercial applications. The scope and number of applications for nanoparticles continues to grow and companies are finding more and more uses for these materials.

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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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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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