This report focuses on the entire hard disk drive market food chain, analyzing the markets for hard disk drives, substrates, and thin film heads. Processing issues in the manufacture of each of these sectors in included and the report details the CMP and Lithography sectors of thin film head processing. Market forecasts and market shares of all sectors are detailed. The SSD market is also analyzed.
The growth of the FPD market with the diffusion of digital home appliances is driving the large-format photomask market and prompting some companies to enter. In order to remain competitive in such circumstances, companies have been strengthening their technological capabilities and creating higher value-added products, as well as provide products at reasonable cost and with a delivery time that satisfies customer demands. Driving the TFT-LCD photomask market are a generation-shift to bigger glass plates and a design-rule cycle of panel technology that changes every 12 months. In this report, the worldwide markets are analyzed and projected, and market shares of vendors presented.
This report offers a complete analysis of the Process Control market, segmented as: Lithography Metrology; Wafer Inspection/Defect Review; Thin Film Metrology; and Other Process Control Systems. Each of these sectors is further segmented. Market shares of competitors for all segment is presented.
In this report we identify and forecast areas of related technologies where a small or mid-sized chemical and material companies can compete: Solar, MEMS, LEDs, HDD, and WLP. As a result, the small business even with their limited resources can better serve these market segments by offering customized offerings, because the products of the big business will often be too generic to suit the needs of a niche market audience.
Microcontrollers (MCUs) used in Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Smart Industry, Smart Health, and Smart Transport (a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT)), represented just 10% of the overall MCU market in 2014. But in 2020, $10 billion in MCUs, representing 40% of the total market, will be used in these applications.
This report analyzes the wearable industry and markets for the two wearable camps described above. Forecasts are also presented for semiconductor content and markets for MEMs devices, sensors, CPUs and low-power MPUs, GPS, and connectivity chips.
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.
The IC Cost and Price Model allows users to easily estimate the cost and price of most low power silicon-based ICs such as SOCs, microprocessors, ASICs, DRAM, NAND and more. The IC Model is very easy to use, the user only has to make eight selections or entry's and there is help for many of them. The model then presents a detailed analysis of cost and pricing and offers over seventy options for customization. Cost includes wafer fabrication, wafer test, packaging and final test.
The IC Knowledge - Strategic Cost Model takes the top three companies in each of four segments and provides a detailed look at all of their current and past processes on 300mm and forward forecasts out to the next decade. Specifically the model covers: DRAM - Samsung, Micron and SK Hynix, Foundry - TSMC, Global Foundries, Samsung, IDM Logic - Intel MPU and ST Micro, NAND - Samsung, Toshiba, and Intel-Micron and 2D and 3D NAND, 3D XPoint for Intel-Micron
The Graphene Report is a comprehensive analysis of the market and commercial opportunities for these remarkable materials. The graphene market continues to expand in 2017, with weekly announcements on new multi-million dollar investments, new products (especially in the Asia market) and innovative production processes.
Mainland China represents a huge opportunity for semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers. Massive investments in China’s semiconductor industry is paying off as internal production is making inroads on demand. The emerging semiconductor market will exhibit growth far in excess of any other country. This report analyzes Mainland China’s semiconductor and equipment industries, examining the technical, economic, and political issues that are shaping this nascent industry.
The global market for thermal management products will grow from about $10.7 billion in 2015 to nearly $11.2 billion in 2016 and $14.7 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% between 2016 and 2021. The scope of this report is broad, covering several product areas. The individual materials, hardware, and software product segments are presented in terms of market size and revenue trends. The revenue forecasts are explained in terms of the key market issues for that product segment, and are projected through 2021. The application sections feature forecasts for the most important applications by product.
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.
This report provides an overview of the global markets for electronic chemicals and materials, covering the entire range of chemicals and materials that are used in the fabrication of ICs and PCBs. The global electronic chemicals and materials market was nearly $22.0 billion in 2014. The market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from $22.9 billion in 2015 to $30.5 billion by 2020.
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