Global Silicon on Insulator Market Insights, Forecast to 2025


  • Rep Id : XPLREP2069
  • Published On : August, 2018
  • No. of Pages : 95
  • Category : Semiconductors
  • Publisher : QYResearch

Silicon on Insulator (SOI) is a new type of starting material for the chipmaking process. SOI wafers have three layers; a thin surface layer of silicon (from a few hundred Angstrom to several microns thick) where the transistors are formed, an underlying layer of insulating material on a support or "handle" bulk silicon wafer. The insulating layer, usually made of silicon dioxide, is referred to as the "buried oxide" or "BOX", and is usually a few thousand Angstroms thick. Transistors built within the top silicon layer, switch signals faster, run at lower voltages, and are much less vulnerable to signal noise from background cosmic ray particles. Each transistor is isolated from its neighbor by a complete layer of silicon dioxide. These transistors are immune to "latch-up" problems and can be spaced closer together than transistors built on bulk silicon wafers. Building circuits on SOI increases Fab productivity by allowing for more compact circuit designs, yielding more chips per wafer.

SOI enables increased chip functionality without the cost of major Fab process equipment changes. Faster circuit operation and lower operating voltages have produced a powerful surge in the performance of high-speed network servers and new designs for hand-held computing and communication devices with longer battery life. Advanced circuits, using multiple layers of SOI-type device silicon, can lead the way to a coupling of electrical and optical signal processing into a single chip resulting in a dramatic broadening of communication bandwidth and new applications such as global-ranging, direct-link entertainment and communication to hand-held devices.

The market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2018–2023. APAC is witnessing an increase in the use of SOI products owing to the presence of a large number of consumer electronic companies, smartphone manufacturers, and wafer and foundry players in APAC.

The Silicon on Insulator market was valued at 500 Million US$ in 2017 and is projected to reach 1830 Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of 17.6% during the forecast period. In this study, 2017 has been considered as the base year and 2018 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Silicon on Insulator.

The following manufacturers are covered in this report:

  •     Soitec SA
  •     Shin-Etsu Chemical
  •     SunEdison

Silicon on Insulator Breakdown Data by Type

  •     300mm SOI
  •     Small Diameters

Silicon on Insulator Breakdown Data by Application

  •     Automobile and Smart Industry
  •     Consumer Electronic
  •     Others

Silicon on Insulator Production by Region

  •     United States
  •     Europe
  •     China
  •     Japan
  •     South Korea
  •     Other Regions
  •     Other Regions

Silicon on Insulator Consumption by Region

  •     North America
    •         United States
    •         Canada
    •         Mexico
  •     Asia-Pacific
    •         China
    •         India
    •         Japan
    •         South Korea
    •         Australia
    •         Indonesia
    •         Malaysia
    •         Philippines
    •         Thailand
    •         Vietnam
  •     Europe
    •         Germany
    •         France
    •         UK
    •         Italy
    •         Russia
    •         Rest of Europe
  •     Central & South America
    •         Brazil
    •         Rest of South America
  •     Middle East & Africa
    •         GCC Countries
    •         Turkey
    •         Egypt
    •         South Africa
    •         Rest of Middle East & Africa