Global $5+ Billion Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market 2017-2018 & 2021

Friday, 27. April 2018 10:07

Dublin, April 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market: Focus on Material Type (Source, Substrate & Epitaxial Wafer), Device Type (Wireless, Radio, FOT) & End-User (Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, Automotive) - Analysis & Forecast 2017-2021 " report has been added to's offering.

The silicon germanium materials & devices market is projected to grow to $5,045.3 million by 2021, at a CAGR of 13.7 from 2016 to 2021.

This growth is highly attributed to the increasing requirement for huge data transfer, high applicability in wireless communication systems and rising demand from automotive sector for sophisticated sensors and radar systems. Moreover, the rapid penetration of IoT technology in the telecom, consumer electronics and auto industry, has led to an increased growth in the SiGe market. Apart from that, emerging opportunities in the 5G networking systems and autonomous driving electronics are expected to create huge impact on the SiGe market growth, during the forecast period.

The silicon germanium materials & devices market encompasses a wide array of material types such as source materials, substrates and epitaxial wafers; and devices such as wireless devices, RF devices and fiber optic transceivers. Innovative expansions in the field of microelectronic and optoelectronic devices, photovoltaic (PV) cells, and power devices have resulted into an unprecedented growth in the silicon germanium based materials & devices market over the last decade. Silicon-based integrated devices are widely utilized in the electronics industry for a vast range of applications.

However, due to the low mobility of silicon electrons and low performance in certain conditions, full-fledged use of only silicon-based devices is hampered. Over the last decade, germanium on silicon or silicon-germanium based devices have become significant part in various end-user industries. Epitaxy of germanium with silicon substrates and wafers has evolved as a cost-effective solution for the semiconductor industry owing to its narrow pseudo-direct gap behavior and compatibility with Si technology.

The advantages offered by SiGe technologies such as continuous performance improvement, and the cost erosion of devices is expected to fuel the application of SiGe devices in a varied range of end-users such as telecommunications, computers, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace & defense, industrial and others. Over the recent decade, developments in the performance of SiGe-based Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBTs) technology coupled with the mainstream bipolar complementary mixed oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS) process has resulted in the broadening of SiGe applications in the RF domain.

The trends of the silicon germanium materials & devices software and services market vary with different geographical regions. The silicon germanium materials & devices market holds a prominent share in various countries of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW). Presently, Asia Pacific region is at the forefront of the silicon germanium materials & devices market, with high penetration in countries like Taiwan, South Korea, China and Japan, among others.

Increasing digitization of consumer electronics goods along with advent of mobile broadband and wireless communication systems is expected to further propel the regional market during the forecast period. The European market is expected to witness only a moderate growth as the market is moving towards saturation in terms of coverage. North American market is projected to advance at a healthy rate, owing to the large technological advancements in the Mexican automotive industry as well as increased R&D expenditure by the U.S. companies in the semiconductor sector.

The competitive landscape for the silicon germanium materials & devices market demonstrates an inclination towards companies adopting strategies such as product launch and development, and partnerships and collaborations. The major established players in the market are focusing on product launches and developments to introduce new technologies or developing further on the existing product portfolio.

These include IBM, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, TowerJazz, IQE Plc, MACOM, TSMC, Hitachi, RIBER, GlobalFoundries, Toshiba and Aixtron, among others.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

1 Report Scope & Methodology
1.1 Report Scope
1.2 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market Research Methodology
1.2.1 Assumptions
1.2.2 Limitations
1.2.3 Primary Data Sources
1.2.4 Secondary Data Sources
1.2.5 Data Triangulation
1.2.6 Market Estimation and Forecast

2 Market Dynamics
2.1 Market Drivers
2.1.1 Increasing Demand for Huge Data Transfer & Bandwidth Requirements
2.1.2 Large-scale Internet Connectivity & Smartphone Adoption
2.1.3 Application of Silicon Germanium (SiGe) Devices in Radio Frequency (RF) and Cellular Base Station
2.2 Market Restraints
2.2.1 Intense Competition from Alternative Technologies
2.3 Market Opportunities
2.3.1 Development of Silicon Germanium Technologies for 5G Network
2.3.2 Extensive Demand for SiGe Devices in the Automotive Electronics Sector

3 Competitive Landscape
3.1 Key Market Developments & Strategies
3.1.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
3.1.2 Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
3.1.3 Product Launches
3.1.4 Business Expansion
3.1.5 Others (Awards & Recognitions)
3.2 Market Share Analysis
3.2.1 Market Share Analysis of the Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market

4 Industry Analysis
4.1 Opportunity Matrix by Region
4.2 Country Share Analysis
4.3 Industry Attractiveness
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat from Substitutes
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.4 Regulatory Bodies
4.4.1 Silicon Germanium Materials and Devices Industry Regulations
4.4.2 North America
4.4.3 Europe
4.4.4 Asia-Pacific
4.5 Research Institutes Working on SiGe Technology

5 Global Silicon Germanium Market Overview
5.1 Assumptions for Analysis and Forecast of the Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market
5.2 Limitations for Analysis and Forecast of the Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market
5.3 Market Overview

6 Global Silicon Germanium Materials Market by Type
6.1 Source Materials
6.2 Substrate Materials
6.3 Epitaxial Wafers

7 Global Silicon Germanium Devices Market by Type
7.1 Wireless Devices
7.2 Radio & Global Positioning Devices
7.3 Fibre Optic Transceiver (FOT) Devices
7.4 Other Devices

8 Global Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-Users
8.1 Telecommunications & Computers
8.2 Consumer Electronics
8.3 Automotive
8.4 Aerospace & Defense
8.5 Other End-Users

9 Global Silicon Germanium Market by Region

10 Company Profiles

  • Analog Devices Inc.
  • Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Atmel Corporation
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • IBM Corporation
  • IHP Microelectronics GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies Inc.
  • MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors NV
  • Riber S.A.
  • STMicroelectronics N.V
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

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