China Silicon Carbide Industry Report

China Silicon Carbide Industry Report, 2015-2019

Research in China, Date of Publication: Jan 29, 2016, 86 Pages

China is the largest producer and exporter of silicon carbide in the world, with the capacity reaching 2.2 million tons, accounting for more than 80% of the global total. In 2014, the total silicon carbide output in China approximated 1.03 million tons, including 670,000 tons of black silicon carbide and 360,000 tons of green silicon carbide, with a very low capacity utilization rate. It is projected that the total output in 2015 would reach 1.2 million tons.

As China's silicon carbide export quota was abolished in 2013, China’s silicon carbide exports have, to a greater or lesser degree, expanded in recent years. But this was not true in 2015, which saw a low-speed growth rate. In Jan.-Nov. 2015, China’s silicon carbide exports came to 291,100 tons, up 0.4% from the same period of last year; and the average export price fell from USD1.1/kg in 2013 to USD0.97/kg.

There are about 200 SiC raw materials manufacturers in China, including Yicheng New Energy, Xinjiang Longhai Silicon, Lanzhou Heqiao, and Ningxia Jinjing, etc. Among them, Yicheng New Energy constitutes China's largest silicon carbide blade material production and recycling company, with its annual silicon carbide capacity totaling 210,000 tons and its annual wafer cutting mortar recycling capacity more than 60,000 tons.

With overcapacity of SiC raw materials and ongoing falling prices in China, the corporate profits were severely squeezed. Hence, it becomes an inevitable trend to aggressively develop high value-added SiC wafer products so as to raise SiC value. Despite the fact that SiC wafer production technologies were previously in the hands of Cree, a US company, China has now broken the monopoly and achieved mass production of SiC wafer of certain size.

At present, the enterprises that mass produce SiC wafer include TanKeBlue Semiconductor, SICC Materials, EpiWorld International, and Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor; the sole enterprise that can produce SiC devices is Global Power Technology.

TanKeBlue Semiconductor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Tianfu Energy, is the first and largest supplier of SiC mono-crystal products in China. Currently, the company has developed 2-inch, 3-inch, 4-inch and 6-inch SiC wafers, with its annual capacity of 70,000 pieces.

Global Power Technology, a leader in China in industrialization of SiC power devices, has China’s only SiC device production line. In 2014, the company succeeded in mass producing SiC Schottky Barrier Diode, but the scale was still at the starting stage, with the current capacity of only 4,000 pieces/a.

The report mainly deals with the followings:

  • Development of global silicon carbide industry, including the status quo of SiC raw materials and SiC wafer, etc.
  • Development of China silicon carbide industry, including status quo, supply and demand, competition landscape, import & export, price trend, and development trends, etc.;
  • Development of upstream and downstream sectors of silicon carbide industry;
  • Operation and silicon carbide business of 18 silicon carbide manufacturers in China.



1 Overview 

1.1 Definition and Classification
1.2 Properties and Applications
1.3 Market Features

2 Development of Global Silicon Carbide Industry

2.1 SiC Raw Materials
2.2 SiC Wafer

3 Development of China Silicon Carbide Industry

3.1 Status Quo
3.2 Related Policies
3.3 Supply and Demand
3.4 Competitive Landscape
3.4.1 Raw Materials Manufacturers
3.4.2 Wafer-related Enterprises 
3.5 Import and Export
3.5.1 Import
3.5.2 Export
3.5.3 Average Price Comparison
3.6 Price Trend
3.6.1 Black Silicon Carbide
3.6.2 Green Silicon Carbide
3.7 Development Trend
3.7.1 Industrial Integration Helps Boost Industrial Concentration
3.7.2 Growth in Demand from Downstream Sectors Promote the Development of the Industry
3.7.3 Product Quality Gets Improved
3.7.4 Gradual Popularization of Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Devices

4 Development of Upstream and Downstream Sectors of China Silicon Carbide Industry

4.1 Upstream Sectors  
4.1.1 Quartz Sand
4.1.2 Anthracite
4.1.3 Petroleum Coke
4.2 Downstream Sectors  
4.2.1 Abrasives
4.2.2 Refractories
4.2.3 Iron & Steel
4.2.4 Ceramics
4.2.5 Electronics

5 Key Enterprises

5.1 Henan Yicheng New Energy Co., Ltd. 
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 Revenue Structure
5.1.4 Gross Margin
5.1.5 R&D and Investment 
5.1.6 Silicon Carbide Business
5.1.7 Anticipation and Outlook 
5.2 Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 Revenue Structure
5.2.4 Gross Margin
5.2.5 R & D and Investment 
5.2.6 Silicon Carbide Business
5.2.7 Anticipation and Outlook 
5.3 Xinjiang Tianfu Energy Co., Ltd.
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Operation
5.3.3 Revenue Structure
5.3.4 Gross Margin
5.3.5 Silicon Carbide Business
5.4 Lanzhou Heqiao Resource Co., Ltd.
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.5 Ningxia Jinjing Metallurgicals and Minerals Industrial Co., Ltd
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Silicon Carbide Business
5.6 Linshu Zhengyu Silicon Carbide Factory
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Development Advantages
5.7 Tonghua Hongxin Abrasive Co., Ltd.
5.7.1 Profile
5.7.2 Silicon Carbide Business
5.8 Jiangsu Leyuan Material Co., Ltd.
5.8.1 Profile
5.8.2 Silicon Carbide Business
5.9 Hanjiang Hongyuan Xiangyang Silicon Carbide Special Ceramics Co., Ltd.
5.9.1 Profile
5.9.2 Silicon Carbide Business
5.9.3 Development Advantages
5.10 YILI MASTER Carborundum Products Co., Ltd. 
5.10.1 Profile
5.10.2 Silicon Carbide Business
5.11 Other Enterprises
5.11.1 Xinjiang Longhai Silicon Co., Ltd.
5.11.2 Weifang Liuhe Sic Micro Powder Co., Ltd.
5.11.3 Shandong Jinmeng New Materials Co., Ltd. 
5.11.4 SICC Materials Co., Ltd
5.11.5 EpiWorld International Co., Ltd
5.11.6 Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd.
5.11.7 Global Power Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. 
5.11.8 Gansu Jiangang Silicon Carbide Co. Ltd. 


Global Silicon Carbide Capacity (by Region), 2015
Major Global Silicon Carbide Manufacturers and Their Capacity
Structure (%) of Downstream Demand for Silicon Carbide Worldwide, 2009-2015
Performance Comparison of SiC Chips
Classification of Silicon Carbide Wafer Power Devices
Global Silicon Carbide Device Companies 
Policies on Silicon Carbide Industry in China, 2005-2015
Capacity of Major Silicon Carbide Manufacturers in China, 2015
SiC Device Enterprises in China
China's Silicon Carbide Import Volume and Value, 2009-2015 
China’s Top 10 Silicon Carbide Import Origins by Import Volume, 2015
China’s Top 10 Provinces by Import Volume of Silicon Carbide, 2015  
China's Silicon Carbide Export Volume and Value, 2009-2015
China’s Top 10 Silicon Carbide Export Destinations by Export Volume, 2015
China’s Top 10 Provinces by Export Volume of Silicon Carbide, 2015 
Average Import and Export Price Comparison of Silicon Carbide in China, 2009-2015
Price Trend for Black SiC Lump in China, 2015  
Price Trend for Black SiC Sand in China, 2015  
Price Trend for Black SiC Various Grit Sand in Gansu, 2015
Price Trend for Black SiC Powder in Gansu, 2015
Price Trend for Green SiC Lump in China, 2015
Price Trend for Green SiC Powder (European Standard) in China, 2015 
Price Trend for Green SiC Powder (Japanese Standard) in China, 2015 
Distribution of Quartz Sand Reserves in China
China's Anthracite Output, 2009-2015 
China's Petroleum Coke Output, 2009-2015
China's Petroleum Coke Output, 2014-2015
Photovoltaic Installed Capacity and YoY Growth in China, 2009-2015 
Output Structure (%) of Global Refractory Materials by Region, 2015
Output of Refractory Materials in China by Type, 2012-2015
Output of Refractory Raw Materials and Products in China, 2009-2015
Output of Crude Steel in China, 2009-2015
Output of Ceramic Tiles in China, 2009-2015
Number of Special Ceramics Enterprises above Designated Size in China and Their Operating Revenue, 2009-2015 
Regional Distribution of LED Industry in China
Output Value of China LED Industry, 2009-2015
Output Value of China LED Industry (by Type), 2009-2015
China's MOCVD Ownership, 2009-2015 
China's Output of Electronic Components, 2009-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Yicheng New Energy, 2011-2015  
Revenue Breakdown of Yicheng New Energy by Product, 2011-2015  
Revenue Structure of Yicheng New Energy by Product, 2011-2015    
Revenue Breakdown of Yicheng New Energy by Region, 2011-2015   
Revenue Structure of Yicheng New Energy by Region, 2011-2015  
Gross Margin of Yicheng New Energy, 2011-2015  
Gross Margin of Yicheng New Energy by Product, 2011-2015  
Gross Margin of Yicheng New Energy by Region, 2011-2015  
R&D Costs and % of Total Revenue of Yicheng New Energy, 2012-2015
Output, Sales Volume, and Inventory of Yicheng New Energy, 2013-2014
Silicon Wafer Cutting Edge Material Revenue of Yicheng New Energy, 2011-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Yicheng New Energy, 2014-2019E
Revenue and Net Income of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, 2011-2015  
Revenue Breakdown of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry by Product, 2012-2015  
Revenue Structure of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry by Product, 2012-2015  
Revenue Breakdown of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry by Region, 2012-2015  
Revenue Structure of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry by Region, 2012-2015  
Gross Margin of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, 2011-2015
Gross Margin of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry by Product, 2012-2015
R&D Costs and % of Total Revenue of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, 2012-2015
Silicon Carbide Revenue of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, 2012-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, 2014-2019E
Revenue and Net Income of Xinjiang Tianfu Energy, 2011-2015    
Revenue Breakdown of Xinjiang Tianfu Energy by Product, 2012-2015  
Gross Margin of Xinjiang Tianfu Energy by Product, 2012-2015  
Equity Structure of TanKeBlue Semiconductor, 2015  
Key Technologies of TanKeBlue Semiconductor 
Corporate Structure of TanKeBlue Semiconductor 
Revenue and Net Income of TanKeBlue Semiconductor, 2011-2015  
TankeBlue's Semiconductor 2-inch SiC Wafer Standards
TankeBlue's Semiconductor 3-inch SiC Wafer Standards
TankeBlue's Semiconductor 4-inch SiC Wafer Standards
TankeBlue's D-grade Silicon Carbide Crystal Standards
Main Performance Indicators of Large Crystalline Black SiC of Hanjiang Hongyuan,
Product Specification, Application, and Capacity of Weifang Liuhe
Parameters of SICC Materials N 2-inch Substrates
Parameters of SICC Materials N 3-inch Substrates
Parameters of SICC Materials N 4-inch Substrates
Parameters of Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor’s 6-inch SiC Epitaxial Wafer
Parameters of Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor’s 4-inch SiC Epitaxial Wafer

Date of Publication:
Jan 29, 2016
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Number of Pages:
86 Pages