Global Semiconductor Materials Market, By Material (Silicon Carbide, Gallium Manganese Arsenide, Cop

Published Date: June 2019 | Report Code : IT2058735


The Global Semiconductor Materials Market is projected to reach USD 78.42 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.

Semiconductor Materials Market

Semiconductor Materials Market

Semiconductor materials are used extensively in electronics. Silicon, germanium, gallium, indium, and molybdenum are some of the most commonly used semiconductor materials. Silicon is the most preferred semiconductor in the market due to its properties such as high electron mobility at room temperatures and fast electrical current transfer at high temperatures. Silicon is the most abundant element present in the earth's crust and hence it is very cheap. Silicon is not a naturally conducting material, but once stimulated by increasing temperature, its excited electrons jump from valence band to conduction band. In this state, silicon acts as a conductor. The amount of stimulation can be maintained at specific levels depending upon various applications. 

Semiconductor Materials Market

Semiconductor Materials Market

The electronics industry is the main end-user in the semiconductor materials market. More than 50% of semiconductor materials manufactured globally are used in electronics. All electronic devices are made of semiconductor chips. Mobiles, television, stereo, kitchen appliances, personal grooming products, such as shavers, trimmers, etc., use semiconductor materials. Over the past few years, the contribution of semiconductor materials to the automotive industry grew from 17% to nearly 47%, indicating the increased use of electronic semiconductor materials in automotive. With the increasing use of automated systems, the use of these materials is also growing. Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), power management in electric vehicles (EVs), and other automation technologies such as dashboard camera, navigation, and smart keys, as well as image processing systems, are giving driving the use of semiconductor materials in automotive. In the aerospace industry, the increased use of automation systems has escalated the demand for semiconductor materials. Autopilot, auto ejection systems, cloud penetrating radars, target locking systems, and geographical surveillance systems use semiconductor materials. The introduction of nano-electronics and reducing the size of SOC's has resulted in a reduced error rate in electronic systems to 1ppm.

The semiconductor materials market is dominant in the Asia Pacific region. This can be attributed to the rapid growth of economies such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea. China is the largest producer as well as consumer of semiconductor materials followed by India. The semiconductor materials market in North America and Europe is witnessing high growth. However, many European companies have set up their manufacturing facilities in China and other Asia Pacific countries to optimize manufacturing and logistic activities. The Middle East is an emerging market for semiconductor materials, which is likely to witness significant demand, especially in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.          

Key Factors Impacting the Growth of Semiconductor MaterialsMarket:

  • Increasing automation in the automotive sector.
  • Increased demand for electronics products with short product life cycles.
  • Rising environmental concerns due to increased radiation (SAR) levels.

Key Developments in the Semiconductor Materials Market:

  • In April 2018, Hitachi Chemical Co.(Japan) constructed a new factory to manufacture advanced functional laminate materials on the site of Hitachi Chemical Electronic Materials (Taiwan) Co. Ltd, a Hitachi Chemical's subsidiary, in Taiwan.
  • In June 2018, Kyocera Corporation inaugurated a new plant at its Kagoshima Sendai manufacturing complex in Japan. The company aims to increase the production of ceramic microelectronic packages in order to accommodate the robust demand and expand related businesses in the future.

What Does This Report Provide?

This report provides a detailed understanding of the global semiconductor materials market from qualitative and quantitative perspectives during the forecast period. The report also provides dynamic indicators with a potential impact on the market during the forecast period and an in-depth analysis of the leading companies operating in the semiconductor materials market.

Market Segmentation:

By Material:

  • Silicon Carbide
  • Gallium Manganese Arsenide
  • Copper Indium Gallium Selenide
  • Molybdenum Disulfide
  • Bismuth Telluride

By Application:

  • Process Chemicals
  • Photomasks
  • Electronic Gases
  • Photoresistant Ancillaries
  • Sputtering Targets
  • Substrates
  • Lead Frames
  • Ceramic Packages
  • Bonding Wire
  • Encapsulation Resins
  • Die Attach Materials

By End-use Industry:

  • Automotive
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Aerospace &Defense
  • Packaging

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Material
    • By Application
    • By End-use Industry
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Material
    • By Application
    • By End-use Industry
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Material
    • By Application
    • By End-use Industry
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Material
    • By Application
    • By End-use Industry
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Material
    • By Application
    • By End-use Industry
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Material
    • By Application
    • By End-use Industry

Companies Covered: Major Companies profiled in the report which are key players in the global semiconductor materials market includeBASF SE, LG Chem Ltd, Hitachi Chemical Company Ltd, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Kyocera Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Company, and Dow Chemical Co.

Years Considered In The Study

Historic Year

2016, 2017

Base Year


Forecast Period


CAGR % (2019-2028)


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