Semiconductor Manufacturing

Date of Publication: Jul 27, 2015
The semiconductor industry is undergoing an unprecedented number of changes. The electronic systems end market drivers are changing from personal computers to smart phones and tablets. Major consolidation is taking place in the industry particularly in memory. More and more companies are going to Fab lite and fabless companies are rising in importance.  Optical lithography has entered the multi-patterning era and EUV is late. 450mm is on the horizon. Planar transistors are transitioning to 3D FinFETs and FDSOI. New materials are being introduced at an increased pace. DRAM and NAND are facing fundamental barriers to scaling with new solutions needed.

Date of Publication: Jul 25, 2015
Three-Dimensional (3D) Through-Silicon-Via (TSV) technology is steadily gaining importance as a highly-advanced semiconductor packaging model that dramatically improves chip performance and functionality. 3D TSV devices possess stacked silicon wafers interconnected vertically by employing TSVs. The 3D TSV devices offer numerous benefits in wafer/chip assembly, which include superior performance as compared to conventional techniques, reduction in package size, heterogeneous integration, and superior performance. Driven by the growing demand for innovative, high-performance chip architectures featuring benefits such as superior performance, power consumption and form factor features, 3D TSV technology is making robust progress in the semiconductor industry.

Date of Publication: Jul 24, 2015
This report provides: Analysis of global semiconductor market and industry, Analysis of Chinese semiconductor market and industry, Analysis of global and China foundry industry, Study of 16 foundry vendors. Global foundry industry was worth about USD46.1 billion in 2014, up 18.2% from 2013, and is expected to reach USD52.8 billion in 2015, a year-on-year growth of 14.5%, and USD58.3 billion in 2016, rising by 6.4% against 2015, and increase by just 3.7% in 2017.

Date of Publication: Jul 24, 2015
China Semiconductor Industry Report Covers: 1. Global Semiconductor Market and Industry; 2. China Semiconductor Market and Industry; 3. Eleven Chinese...

Date of Publication: Jul 24, 2015
This report explains the materials and performance achievements and objectives of the 80 manufacturers of supercapacitors and supercabatteries. It reveals, in easily accessed form, the performance, formulation and morphology of the key materials used and planned for the future. It concerns materials work both by the device manufacturers and by the many third party developers and suppliers across the world. The structure of a supercapacitor and supercabattery is introduced together with the materials and parameters needed.

Date of Publication: Jul 24, 2015
New technologies have mushroomed in OSAT field, but few of them were commercialized and used on a massive basis in recent years. The most popular new technologies now include FOWLP, 2.5D and TSV, which are afraid to be put into large-scale application after 2017. On the one hand, these new technologies are not sufficiently mature and small in scale, leading to higher cost, like FOWLP attempting to replace FC-CSP. On the other hand, the reason lies in business model. Wafer-level packaging (WLP) has become more and more common, but the business model in which whether Foundry or OSAT dominates WLP still needs to be explored. As business model has not been fully shaped, downstream vendors will adopt a wait-and-see attitude. For future 2.5D and 3D packaging, most of silicon interposer layers may be completed by OSAT companies and part by Foundries. There may be also companies that specialize in silicon interposer layers.

Date of Publication: Jul 24, 2015

This report provides: An overview of the global market for thermal interface materials, which have experienced growing demand with the increased need for thermal management technologies. Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020. Identification of thermal interface materials (TIM) technologies and products with the greatest commercial potential in the near to mid-term, and of companies that are best positioned to meet this demand because of proprietary technologies, strategic alliances, or other advantages.  The global market for thermal interface materials reached $715.9 million in 2014. This market is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% to reach nearly $1.1 billion in 2020.