Sapphire Substrates

Sapphire Substrates - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Sep 19, 2015, 133 Pages
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GIA-MCP7980

Global Market Report for Sapphire Substrates

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Sapphire Substrates in US$ Million by the following End-Use Application Sectors: Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Mobile Phones, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 66 companies including many key and niche players such as - 


Crystal Applied Technology Inc.
Crystalwise Technology Inc.
DK Aztec Co. Ltd.
Gavish
Guangdong Saifei Sapphire Technology Co., Ltd.

Sapphire Substrates Market Trends & Drivers

  • Growing LTE Deployments Throw the Spotlight on SOS-CMOS Architecture for LTE Devices
  • Strong Demand for Wearable Electronics Spurs Growth Opportunities for Sapphire
  • Technology Developments in Patterned Sapphire Substrates to Increase Market Potential
  • Silicon on Sapphire Applications to Benefit from the Robust Growth in RFIC Production
  • Developments in Reclaiming Patterned Sapphire Substrates to Drive Down Production Costs
  • Use in the Military/Defence Sector for Hardcore Protection of Missile Systems & Tanks Drives Growth


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3
       Sapphire Substrates                                              I-3
       End-Use Application of Sapphire Substrates                       I-3
        LEDs                                                            I-3
        Mobile Phones                                                   I-4
        Others                                                          I-4


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      Sapphire Substrates: A Market Laden with Potential                II-1
      2007-09 Recession & the Ensuing Post Recession Economic
       Hardships Throw the Spotlight on SOS as a Disruptive
        Technology                                                      II-2
      Review of Major Trends, Drivers & Issues                          II-3
       Growing LTE Deployments Throw the Spotlight on SOS-CMOS
        Architecture for LTE Devices                                    II-3
        Table 1: Growing Telecom Operator Spending On LTE
        Infrastructure Drives Upstream Market Opportunities for
        Silicon-on-Sapphire (SOS) at the Semiconductor Level: Global
        Breakdown of LTE Infrastructure Spending (US$ Million) for
        Years 2015 & 2020 by Geographic Region/Country (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      II-4
       Sapphire Substrate in LEDs To Continue Its Dominance             II-5
        Table 2: Migration to Large Diameter Sapphire Wafers Gains
        Traction in LED Manufacturing: Global Breakdown (In %) of
        Sapphire Substrates Used in LEDs by Diameter Size for Years
        2012 and 2020P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)             II-6
        Emerging New Uses in LED Lighting Acts as an Indirect Growth
         Driver                                                         II-6
         Table 3: Robust 67% Growth of LED in General Lighting
         Expands Upstream Business Opportunities for Large Diameter
         Sapphire Wafers in LED Production: Global Breakdown of
         Sales of LED Bulbs in General Lighting Applications (In US$
         Million) for Years 2015 and 2020 by Geographic
         Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            II-7
       Novel Use in Smartphones Fuels Consumption of Sapphire
        Substrates                                                      II-7
        Table 4: With Over 36% Growth in Unit Shipments by 2020, the
        Addressable Market Opportunity for Sapphire Substrates in
        Smartphone Production Remains Huge: Global Sales of
        Smartphones (In 000 Units) by Geographic Region for Years
        2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                II-9
       Strong Demand for Wearable Electronics Spurs Growth
        Opportunities for Sapphire                                      II-9
        Table 5: Robust Projected Sales of Smartwatches to Spur
        Consumption of Sapphire in Watch Display Covers & Screens:
        Global Sales of Smartwatches (In Million) for Years 2015,
        2018 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              II-10

        Table 6: The 194% Projected Growth in Dollar Sales of
        Wearable Electronics by 2020 to Spark a Sapphire Revolution:
        Global Sales of Wearable Electronics (In US$ Million) by
        Application for Years 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-11
       Technology Developments in Patterned Sapphire Substrates to
        Double Market Potential                                         II-11
       Developments in Reclaiming PSS to Drive Down Production Costs    II-12
       Silicon on Sapphire Applications to Benefit from the Robust
        Growth in RFIC Production                                       II-13
        Table 7: Strong Growth of Radio Frequency
        Microelectromechanical Systems (RF MEMS) Provides a Fertile
        Environment for the Silicon on Sapphire (SOS) Technology:
        Breakdown of the Global Market Size of RF MEMS (In US$
        Million) for Years 2010 and 2015 by Key Application Areas
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-14
       Synthetic Sapphire Finds Use for Hardcore Protection of
        Missile Systems & Tanks                                         II-14
       LED-On-Silicon: Does It Pose a Real Threat of Substitution?      II-15
       GaN-ON-Si Casts a Long Shadow of Threat in Power Electronics
        Applications                                                    II-15
        Table 8: Emergence of Novel Gallium Nitride (GaN)
        Semiconductors Turns On the Competitive Heat for Silicon On
        Sapphire (SOS): Global Market Size for Gallium Nitride (GaN)
        Power Electronics (In US$ Million) for Years 2015, 2020 &
        2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       II-16
       Wet Wafer-Etching Gains Prominence Over Dry Etching              II-16
       Rubicon Develops Synthetic Sapphire Crystal                      II-17
       A Peek into Changing Production Capacity Trends                  II-17
       Competition                                                      II-18
        Table 9: Sapphire Production Capacity of Select
        Manufacturers (2014): Breakdown of Capacity of Two-Inch
        Equivalent (TIE) Sapphire Ingot (In 000 Millimetres
        (Kmm)/Per Month) by Company (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-19
       Market Outlook                                                   II-19

  2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                                   II-20
      Sapphire and Sapphire Substrates: An Overview                     II-20
      Sapphire Substrates in Various End-Use Applications               II-20
       LEDs                                                             II-20
       Mobile Phones                                                    II-21
       Others                                                           II-21
      Orientations of Sapphire Substrates                               II-21
       A-Plane Sapphire Substrates                                      II-21
       C-Plane Sapphire Substrates                                      II-21
       R-Plane Substrates                                               II-21
        Attributes of Sapphire                                          II-22
        Comparative Study of Various Substrates                         II-23

  3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-24
      Sumitomo Metal Mining Exists Sapphire Substrate Business          II-24
      Rubicon Showcases Patterned Sapphire Substrates of Large-Diameter II-24
      Apple Takes Over LuxVue                                           II-24
      Sapphire Technology to Take Over Stake in Sapphire Technology
       & Applications                                                   II-24
      GT Advanced Technologies Files for Chapter 11                     II-24
      STC Announces Plans to Expand Capacity                            II-24
      Rubicon Technology Unveils Large Diameter PSS for LED             II-24
      GT Advanced Inks Developing and Licensing Agreement with Soitec   II-25
      GT Advanced Technologies and Apple Ink Sapphire Materials
       Supply Agreement                                                 II-25
      Rubicon Technology Unveils Large Diameter Patterned Sapphire
       Substrates for LED Sector                                        II-25
      STC to Increase Capacity of Sapphire Ingot                        II-25

  4. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS                                     II-26
      Crystal Applied Technology Inc. (Taiwan)                          II-26
      Crystalwise Technology Inc. (China)                               II-26
      DK Aztec Co. Ltd. (Korea)                                         II-26
      Gavish (US)                                                       II-26
      Guangdong Saifei Sapphire Technology Co., Ltd. (China)            II-27
      Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China)       II-27
      Hansol Technics Co. Ltd. (Korea)                                  II-27
      Hua Shun Technology Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)                            II-27
      ILJIN Display Co. Ltd. (South Korea)                              II-27
      Jiangsu Jeshine New MateriaL Co.,Ltd. (China)                     II-27
      Kyocera Corporation (Japan)                                       II-28
      Meller Optics, Inc. (US)                                          II-28
      Monocrystal (Russia)                                              II-28
      MTI Corporation (US)                                              II-28
      Namiki Precision Jewel Co., Ltd (Japan)                           II-29
      NNanjing J-Crystal Photoelectric Technology co., LTD (China)      II-29
      Phecda Technology Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)                              II-29
      Precision Micro-Optics LLC (US)                                   II-29
      Procrystal Technology Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)                          II-29
      Rayotek Scientific, Inc. (US)                                     II-30
      Rubicon Technology Inc. (US)                                      II-30
      Silian Sapphire Corporation (China)                               II-30
      Sino Nitride Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (China)                       II-30
      SSLM Co., Ltd. (South Korea)                                      II-30
      Saint-Gobain Crystals (France)                                    II-31
      TDG Holding Co. Ltd. (China)                                      II-31
      Tera Xtal Technology Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)                            II-31
      USI Optronics Corporation (Taiwan)                                II-31
      Valley Design Corp. (US)                                          II-32
      Zhejiang Crystal-Optech co., Ltd. (China)                         II-32

  5. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-33
      Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
      Sapphire Substrates by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,
      China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
      Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-33

      Table 11: World 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire Substrates by
      Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,
      Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World
      Markets for Years 2013, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-34
      End-Use Application                                               II-35
      Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
      Sapphire Substrates in LEDs by Geographic Region - US, Japan,
      Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
      Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-35

      Table 13: World 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire Substrates in
      LEDs by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
      for US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of
      World Markets for Years 2013, 2015 and 2020 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-36

      Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
      Sapphire Substrates in Mobile Phones by Geographic Region -
      US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of
      World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
      Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-37

      Table 15: World 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire Substrates in
      Mobile Phones by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
      Revenues for US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan,
      and Rest of World Markets for Years 2013, 2015 and 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-38

      Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
      Sapphire Substrates in Other End-Use Applications by
      Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea,
      Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
      Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
      2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                         II-39

      Table 17: World 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire Substrates in
      Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
      Breakdown of Revenues for US, Japan, Europe, China, South
      Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2013, 2015
      and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                     II-40


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Recent Industry Activity                                        III-1
        Key Players                                                     III-2
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-4
        Table 18: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
        Sapphire Substrates by End-Use Application - LEDs, Mobile
        Phones, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
        2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                       III-4

        Table 19: US 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire Substrates by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
        LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets for Years 2013, 2015
        and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                   III-5

  2. JAPAN                                                              III-6
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-6
        Table 20: Japanese Sapphire Substrates Market (2014):
        Percentage Breakdown of Share by Company (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-6
        Recent Industry Activity                                        III-6
        Key Players                                                     III-6
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-8
        Table 21: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
        for Sapphire Substrates by End-Use Application - LEDs,
        Mobile Phones, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
        with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-8

        Table 22: Japanese 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire
        Substrates by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Revenues for LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets for
        Years 2013, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-9

  3. EUROPE                                                             III-10
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-10
        Key Players                                                     III-10
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-11
        Table 23: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
        for Sapphire Substrates by End-Use Application - LEDs,
        Mobile Phones, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
        with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-11

        Table 24: European 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire
        Substrates by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Revenues for LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets for
        Years 2013, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-12

  4. CHINA                                                              III-13
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-13
        Outlook                                                         III-13
        Chinese Sapphire Substrates Market- A Brief Review              III-13
        Key Players                                                     III-13
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-16
        Table 25: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
        for Sapphire Substrates by End-Use Application - LEDs,
        Mobile Phones, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
        with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-16

        Table 26: Chinese 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire Substrates
        by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
        for LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets for Years 2013,
        2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-17

  5. SOUTH KOREA                                                        III-18
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-18
        Recent Industry Activity                                        III-18
        Key Players                                                     III-18
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-19
        Table 27: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
        Analysis for Sapphire Substrates by End-Use Application -
        LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
        Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-19

        Table 28: South Korean 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire
        Substrates by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Revenues for LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets for
        Years 2013, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-20

  6. TAIWAN                                                             III-21
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-21
        Key Players                                                     III-21
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-23
        Table 29: Taiwanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
        for Sapphire Substrates by End-Use Application - LEDs,
        Mobile Phones, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
        with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-23

        Table 30: Taiwanese 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire
        Substrates by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Revenues for LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets for
        Years 2013, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-24

  7. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-25
       Market Analysis                                                  III-25
        Table 31: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
        Analysis for Sapphire Substrates by End-Use Application -
        LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
        Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-25

        Table 32: Rest of World 8-Year Perspective for Sapphire
        Substrates by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Revenues for LEDs, Mobile Phones, and Others Markets for
        Years 2013, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-26


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 66

     The United States (14)
     Japan (5)
     Europe (8)
     - France (1)
     - Germany (3)
     - The United Kingdom (2)
     - Rest of Europe (2)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (38)
     Middle East (1)
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