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The global semiconductor materials market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Semiconductor materials have an electrical conductivity range between that of a metal and an insulator. As a result, they neither demonstrate the properties of a conductor nor an insulator. However, they acquire the potential of conducting electricity when they are exposed to light, heat, or voltage post the doping process. This process involves the incorporation of small amounts of impurities to pure semiconductors. Semiconductor materials are generally divided into two categories, namely, N-type and P-type. The N-type semiconductors have an excess of electrons, whereas the P-type materials have a higher positive charge. Semiconductor materials show variable resistance and they pass current easily in one direction.
Semiconductor materials represent one of the essential innovations in the electronics industry. This can be accredited to their high electron mobility, wide temperature limits and low energy consumption. By employing material such as silicon (Si), germanium (Ge) and gallium arsenide (GaAs), electronics manufacturers have been able to replace traditional thermionic devices that made electronic items heavy and non-portable. Consequently, these materials find vast applications in the manufacturing of different electronic components such as diodes, transistors and integrated chips. In addition to this, the availability of these small electronic components has further facilitated the production of miniaturized devices. Additionally, the industry is benefitting from the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the growing demand for consumer electronics, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being BASF SE, LG Chem Ltd, Indium Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd, KYOCERA Corporation, Henkel AG & Company KGAA, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd, DuPont de Nemours Inc., International Quantum Epitaxy PLC., Nichia Corporation, Intel Corporation, UTAC Holdings Ltd, etc.
We expect the global semiconductor materials market to exhibit a CAGR of around 4% during 2021-2026.
The growing application of semiconductor materials in the manufacturing of different electronic components is one of the key factors catalyzing the global semiconductor materials market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in temporary shutdown of numerous manufacturing units of semiconductor materials.
Based on the material, the global semiconductor materials market can be segmented into silicon carbide, gallium manganese arsenide, copper indium gallium selenide, molybdenum disulfide, and bismuth telluride. Currently, silicon carbide holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the application, the global semiconductor materials market has been divided into fabrication and packaging, where fabrication currently exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the end use industry, the global semiconductor materials market can be categorized into consumer electronics, manufacturing, automotive, energy and utility, and others. Among these, the consumer electronics industry currently accounts for the largest market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global semiconductor materials market include BASF SE, LG Chem Ltd, Indium Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd, KYOCERA Corporation, Henkel AG & Company KGAA, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd, DuPont de Nemours Inc., International Quantum Epitaxy PLC., Nichia Corporation, Intel Corporation, UTAC Holdings Ltd, etc.
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