Equipment and Materials

Date of Publication: Jun 1, 2016
This report compares some of the issues impacting users of different deposition tools, including: APCVD (SACVD), LPCVD, PECVD, HDPCVD, ALCVD, PVD, ALD. Market forecasts and market shares of vendors is presented.

Date of Publication: Apr 14, 2016

A number of technical and operational trends within the semiconductor manufacturing industry are strengthening the need for more effective advanced equipment solutions. These trends include: Development of Smaller Semiconductor Features. The development of smaller features, now as small as 20nm in production and 10nm in R&D, enables semiconductor manufacturers to produce larger numbers of circuits per wafer and to achieve higher circuit performance. Transition to 3D device structures. Foundries are adopting 3D FinFET transistors starting at 14/16 nm technology nodes to get improved performance and use less power in 1x technology nodes. Memory makers will move to 3D NAND and vertical structures for next generation NAND technology. Transition to 3D Integration Technology. Three-dimensional (3D) integration of active devices, directly connecting multiple IC chips, offers many benefits, including power efficiency, performance enhancements, significant product miniaturization, and cost reduction.

Date of Publication: Feb 10, 2016

Potential electronics applications of graphene include ultrasmall transistors, superdense data storage, touchscreens and wearable electronics. In the energy field, potential applications include ultracapacitors to store and transmit electrical power as well as highly efficient solar cells. Some researchers argue that the greatest potential for graphene lay in its ability to conduct light as well as electricity. They believe that graphene can improve the efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and aid in the production of next-generation devices like flexible touchscreens, photodetectors and ultrafast lasers.

Date of Publication: Jan 29, 2016
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.

Date of Publication: May 16, 2016
The report provides ocused discussion of the thin film materials market for the six main sectors in which thin films are typically applied (specifically: electronics, optoelectronics, mechanical/chemical, energy,  optical coatings and life sciences and others).  In these optional sections, additional details by sector on current market conditions and key trends and developments are provided, in addition to market growth projections for each sector. It covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of thin film materials, together with a description of their products.  The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of thin film material production versus consumption, always from a geographical standpoint. 

Date of Publication: Jan 11, 2016
This report profiles the top 29 Asian (Japan, Korea, Taiwan) Companies making semiconductor process equipment.  The report analyzes market shares for 29 equipment sectors, which includes Asian and Non-Asian manufacturers. Market forecasts to 2018 are presented for all 29 equipment sectors. Asia-based semiconductor equipment makers will see their combined share of the global equipment sales shrink in 2015.

Date of Publication: Jul 24, 2015
We prioritise functional materials needed in supercapacitors to grab more of the electrolytic capacitor and lithium-ion battery business and open up new applications. Maybe 50% of the li-ion battery business will be taken in 15 years from now but it almost all depends on materials advances. This report focuses primarily on the most important parts, the electrodes and electrolytes: chemistry, physics, road maps, forecasts and suppliers.