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Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market

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

The silicon germanium materials & devices market is projected to grow from $XX million in the year 2016 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.

SKU: MC045B
Published Year: 2018
 
 

Over the last decade, process enhancements have played a crucial role in the evolution and progress of the semiconductor sector globally. Due to the known restrictions of conventional silicon-based semiconductor materials, such as low electron mobility, temperature sensitivity and volatility, researchers have been working on substitute semiconductor materials. Silicon-based manufacturing process of modern microchips does not provide a competitive edge when it comes to enormously high-performance levels needed for some emerging wireless communications, signal processing, and radar applications. Several highly customized and cost-effective semiconductor materials such as silicon germanium, indium phosphide, gallium arsenide and gallium nitride, currently hold a significant share in these highly demanding application areas.

Concept of combining germanium with silicon materials to produce silicon-germanium alloy has been available for several years, yet the technology is only used in some niche applications. In SiGe technology, slight quantities of germanium are introduced into silicon substrates at the atomic scale to boost the semiconductor performance considerably. SiGe HBT technology was initially industrialized by IBM in the early 90s for the high-end computing and communications market. SiGe technology is the propelling factor behind the advancement of low-cost, lightweight, communications devices, and automobile collision avoidance systems. By the incorporation of SiGe technology, device performance attributes such as low-noise, high yield, smaller size, high-durability and temperature resistance, are enhanced. These multifunction, cost-effective and advanced features of SiGe materials allow them to be used in varied end-markets. 

Silicon germanium technology is expanding into varied end-markets such as telecommunications, computers, consumer electronics, automotive and military and aerospace. New developments in silicon germanium market such as expansion of bandwidth, high frequency applications and thermoelectric capabilities is expected to further boost the commercialization process. Moreover, rapid expansion of internet, high mobile adoption and growth in the global autonomous driving industry are the major opportunities lined up in the silicon germanium market in coming future. Several semiconductor companies are extensively tracking market opportunities for SiGe technology by forming partnerships along the value chain, with auto OEMs, telecom sector giants and wireless network providers.

Market growth over the forecast period will be driven by certain factors such as increasing internet traffic requiring high bandwidth functionality, increasing smartphone adoption and rising demand for advanced radio frequency (RF) devices in various industries. One of the major factors restraining the growth of SiGe market is the high competition from III-V semiconductors.

The report is a compilation of the different segments of the global silicon germanium materials & devices market, including market breakdown by material type, device type, and different application areas. Herein, the revenue generated from the different materials and device types in different end-users such as; telecommunication, computers, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace & defense are tracked to calculate the overall market size. While highlighting the key driving, and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a detailed summary of the market. 

The report answers the following questions about the global silicon germanium materials & devices market:

•    What was the size, in terms of value ($million) of the silicon germanium materials & devices market in 2016, and what will be the growth rate during the forecast period, 2017-2021?
•    What are different materials & devices being supplied by the key players in the silicon germanium materials & devices market?
•    What was the revenue generation of silicon germanium materials & devices market for different end-uses in 2016, and what is their growth prospect?
•    What is the market size of different materials and devices, in terms of value and their respective growth prospects and key developments?
•    What is the silicon germanium materials & devices market size for different regions, on the basis of various types and end-users?
•    What are the key trends and opportunities in the market, pertaining to the countries included in different geographical regions?
•    How attractive is the market for different stakeholders present in the industry by analyzing the futuristic scenario of silicon germanium materials & devices market?
•    What are the major driving forces that tend to increase the demand for silicon germanium materials & devices market during the forecast period?
•    What are the major challenges inhibiting the growth of the global silicon germanium materials & devices market?
•    What kind of new strategies are being adopted by the existing market players to expand their footprint in the industry?
•    What is the competitive strength of the key players in the silicon germanium materials & devices market by market share analysis?
•    Who are the key market players in the market, along with their detailed analysis & profiles (including company snapshots, their financials, key products & services, and SWOT analysis)? 

The report puts special emphasis on the market share of the leading companies in the silicon germanium materials & devices market, owing to the changing paradigms in the industry. The report further includes a thorough analysis of the impact of the Porter’s Five major Forces to understand the overall attractiveness of the industry. The report also focuses on the key developments and investments made in the silicon germanium materials & devices market by the key players.

The commonly used strategy adopted by the key players to enhance their geographical presence is product launch & development, followed by partnerships & collaborations. Moreover, the company profiles section highlights significant information about the key companies involved, along with their financial positions, key strategies & developmental activities since the past few years. 

Further, the report includes an exhaustive analysis of the geographical split into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW). Each geography details the individual push and pull forces in addition to the key players from that region. The prominent players operating in the global Silicon germanium materials & devices market are IBM, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, TowerJazz, IQE Plc, MACOM, TSMC, Hitachi, RIBER, GlobalFoundries, Toshiba and Aixtron, among others

TABLE OF CONTENT
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
9.1 North America
9.1.1 North America Silicon Germanium Device Market by End-User
9.1.2 North America by Country
9.1.2.1 The U.S.
9.1.2.2 Canada
9.1.2.3 Mexico
9.2 Europe
9.2.1 Europe Silicon Germanium Device Market by End-User
9.2.2 Europe by Country
9.2.2.1 Germany
9.2.2.2 The U.K.
9.2.2.3 France
9.2.2.4 The Netherlands
9.2.2.5 Sweden
9.2.2.6 Rest of Europe
9.3 Asia Pacific
9.3.1 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Device Market by End-User
9.3.2 Asia Pacific by Country
9.3.2.1 Taiwan
9.3.2.2 South Korea
9.3.2.3 China
9.3.2.4 Japan
9.3.2.5 Singapore
9.3.2.6 Malaysia
9.3.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.4 Rest of the World (RoW)
9.4.1 Rest of the World (RoW) Silicon Germanium Device Market by End-User
9.4.2 RoW by Country
9.4.2.1 Brazil
9.4.2.2 Israel
10 Company Profiles
10.1 AIXTRON SE
10.1.1 Company Overview
10.1.2 Product Portfolio
10.1.3 Financials
10.1.3.1 Financial Summary
10.1.4 SWOT Analysis
10.2 Analog Devices Inc.
10.2.1 Company Overview
10.2.2 Product Portfolio
10.2.3 Financials
10.2.3.1 Financial Summary
10.2.4 SWOT Analysis
10.3 Applied Materials, Inc.
10.3.1 Company Overview
10.3.2 Product Portfolio
10.3.3 Corporate Summary
10.3.4 SWOT Analysis
10.4 Atmel Corporation
10.4.1 Company Overview
10.4.2 Product Portfolio
10.4.3 Corporate Summary
10.4.4 SWOT Analysis
10.5 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
10.5.1 Company Overview
10.5.2 Product Portfolio
10.5.3 Corporate Summary
10.5.4 SWOT Analysis
10.6 Hitachi Ltd.
10.6.1 Company Overview
10.6.2 Product Portfolio
10.6.3 Financials
10.6.3.1 Financial Summary
10.6.4 SWOT Analysis
10.7 IBM Corporation
10.7.1 Company Overview
10.7.2 Product Portfolio
10.7.3 Financials
10.7.3.1 Financial Summary
10.7.4 SWOT Analysis
10.8 IHP Microelectronics GmbH
10.8.1 Company Overview
10.8.2 Product Portfolio
10.8.3 Corporate Summary
10.8.4 SWOT Analysis
10.9 Infineon Technologies Inc.
10.9.1 Company Overview
10.9.2 Financials
10.9.2.1 Financial Summary
10.9.3 SWOT Analysis
10.10 IQE PLC
10.10.1 Company Overview
10.10.2 Product Portfolio
10.10.3 Financials
10.10.3.1 Financial Summary
10.10.4 SWOT Analysis
10.11 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
10.11.1 Company Overview
10.11.2 Product Portfolio
10.11.3 Financials
10.11.3.1 Financial Summary
10.11.4 SWOT Analysis
10.12 NXP Semiconductors NV
10.12.1 Company Overview
10.12.2 Financials
10.12.2.1 Financial Summary
10.12.3 SWOT Analysis
10.13 Riber S.A.
10.13.1 Company Overview
10.13.2 Product Portfolio
10.13.3 Corporate Summary
10.13.4 SWOT Analysis
10.14 Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
10.14.1 Company Overview
10.14.2 Product Portfolio
10.14.3 Financials
10.14.3.1 Financial Summary
10.14.4 SWOT Analysis
10.15 STMicroelectronics N.V
10.15.1 Company Overview
10.15.2 Financials
10.15.2.1 Financial Summary
10.15.3 SWOT Analysis
10.16 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
10.16.1 Company Overview
10.16.2 Product Portfolio
10.16.3 Financials
10.16.3.1 Financial Summary
10.16.4 SWOT Analysis
10.17 Texas Instruments Inc.
10.17.1 Company Overview
10.17.2 Product Portfolio
10.17.3 Financials
10.17.3.1 Financial Summary
10.17.4 SWOT Analysis
10.18 Toshiba Corporation
10.18.1 Company Overview
10.18.2 Product Portfolio
10.18.3 Financials
10.18.3.1 Financial Summary
10.18.4 SWOT Analysis
10.19 Tower Semiconductor Ltd.
10.19.1 Company Overview
10.19.2 Product Portfolio
10.19.3 Financials
10.19.3.1 Financial Summary
10.19.4 SWOT Analysis
List of Tables
Table 2.1 Global Internet Traffic Forecast
Table 3.1 Key Mergers & Acquisitions (2014-18)
Table 3.2 Key Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures (2014-18)
Table 3.3 Key Product Launch and Development Activities (2014-18)
Table 3.4 Key Business Expansion Activities (2014-18)
Table 4.1 Analyzing the Threat of New Entrants
Table 4.2 Analyzing Bargaining Power of Buyers
Table 4.3 Analyzing the Bargaining Power of Suppliers
Table 4.4 Analyzing the Threat from Substitutes
Table 4.5 Analyzing the Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
Table 4.6 ISO Standards used in the Semiconductor Industry
Table 5.1 Global Silicon Germanium Market Overview by Materials & Devices, 2016-2021
Table 6.1 Global Silicon Germanium Materials Market by Type, 2016-2021
Table 7.1 Global Silicon Germanium Devices Market by Type, 2016-2021
Table 8.1 Global Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-User, 2016-2021
Table 9.1 Global Silicon Germanium Market by Region, 2016-2021
Table 9.2 North America Silicon Germanium Market by Type, 2016-2021
Table 9.3 North America Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-Users, 2016-2021
Table 9.4 North American Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market by Country, 2016-2021
Table 9.5 Europe Silicon Germanium Market by Type, 2016-2021
Table 9.6 Europe Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-Users, 2016-2021
Table 9.7 Europe Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market by Country, 2016-2021
Table 9.8 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Market by Type, 2016-2021
Table 9.9 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-Users, 2016-2021
Table 9.10 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Market by Country, 2016-2021
Table 9.11 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-Users, 2016-2021
Table 9.12 RoW Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market by Country, 2016-2021
Table 10.1 AIXTRON SE: Product Portfolio
Table 10.2 Analog Devices Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.3 Applied Materials, Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.4 Atmel Corporation: Product Portfolio
Table 10.5 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.6 Hitachi Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.7 IBM Corporation: Product Portfolio
Table 10.8 IHP GmbH: Product Portfolio
Table 10.9 IQE PLC: Product Portfolio
Table 10.10 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.11 Riber S.A.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.12 Skyworks Solutions, Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.13 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.14 Texas Instruments Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 10.15 Toshiba Corporation: Product Portfolio
Table 10.16 Tower Semiconductor Ltd.: Product Portfolio
List of Figures
Figure 1 Key Features of SiGe Materials
Figure 2 Key Drivers & Restraints Impacting the Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market
Figure 3 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market Snapshot
Figure 4 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market Overview
Figure 5 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market by End-User ($Million)
Figure 6 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market by Region
Figure 7 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market by Country 2016 ($Million)
Figure 1.1 Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market Scope
Figure 1.2 Report Design
Figure 1.3 Primary Interviews Breakdown, by Player, Designation, and Region
Figure 1.4 Sources of Secondary Research
Figure 1.5 Data Triangulation
Figure 1.6 Top Down-Bottom-Up Approach for Market Estimation
Figure 2.1 Market Dynamics
Figure 2.2 Impact Analysis of Drivers
Figure 2.3 Global Bandwidth Growth, 2012-2016 (Tbps)
Figure 2.4 Rise in Global Smartphones Users, 2015-2020
Figure 2.5 Key Applications of Silicon Germanium Radio Frequency ICs
Figure 2.6 Impact Analysis of Restraints
Figure 2.7 Opportunities for Semiconductor Companies in the Automotive Electronics Industry
Figure 3.1 Strategies Adopted by the Key Players
Figure 3.2 Share of Key Market Strategies & Developments
Figure 3.3 Market Share Analysis of Leading Companies in Global Market, 2016 (%)
Figure 4.1 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market Opportunity Matrix, by Region, 2016-2021
Figure 4.2 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market Opportunity Matrix, by Country, 2016-2021
Figure 4.3 Country Share Analysis of Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016
Figure 4.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for the Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market
Figure 5.1 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market Overview
Figure 5.2 Silicon Germanium Market by Materials & Devices, 2016, 2017 & 2021
Figure 6.1 Types of Materials in Silicon Germanium Materials Market
Figure 6.2 Silicon Germanium Materials Market by Type, 2016, 2017 & 2021
Figure 6.3 Silicon Germanium Source Materials Market, 2016-2021
Figure 6.4 Silicon Germanium Substrate Materials Market, 2016-2021
Figure 6.5 Silicon-Germanium Epitaxial Growth Processes
Figure 6.6 Leading Players in the Silicon Wafers Market
Figure 6.7 Silicon Germanium Epitaxial Wafer Materials Market, 2016-2021
Figure 7.1 Types of Silicon Germanium Devices
Figure 7.2 Silicon Germanium Devices Market by Type, 2016, 2017 & 2021
Figure 7.3 Wireless Devices in Silicon Germanium Market, 2016-2021
Figure 7.4 Radio & Global Positioning Silicon Germanium Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 7.5 Fibre Optic Transceiver (FOT) Silicon Germanium Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 7.6 Other Silicon Germanium Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 8.1 Key End-Users for the Silicon Germanium Devices Market
Figure 8.2 Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-User, (%), 2016 & 2021
Figure 8.3 Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End Users, 2016, 2017 & 2021
Figure 8.4 Global Market Growth for Telecommunication Media Technology Segments, 2016-2021 ($Billion)
Figure 8.5 Silicon Germanium Devices Market in Telecommunications & Computers, 2016-2021
Figure 8.6 Number of Internet Users by Countries, 2016 (Millions)
Figure 8.7 Silicon Germanium Devices Market in Consumer Electronics, 2016-2021
Figure 8.8 Silicon Germanium Devices Market in Automotive Industry, 2016-2021
Figure 8.9 Silicon Germanium Devices Market in Aerospace & Defense Industry, 2016-2021
Figure 8.10  Silicon Germanium Devices Market in Other Industry, 2016-2021
Figure 9.1 Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, Regional Segmentation
Figure 9.2 Global Silicon Germanium Market, Market Share and CAGR by Region
Figure 9.3 North America Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.4 Sales Growth for Automotive Semiconductors in North America ($Billion)
Figure 9.5 North America Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-Users, 2016-2021
Figure 9.6 North American Silicon Germanium Market, by Country
Figure 9.7 The U.S. Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.8 Canada Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.9 Mexico Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.10 Europe Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.12 Europe Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-Users, 2016-2021
Figure 9.13 Europe Silicon Germanium Market, by Country
Figure 9.14 Germany Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.15 The U.K. Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.16 France Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.17 The Netherlands Silicon Germanium Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.18 Sweden Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.19 Rest of Europe Silicon Germanium Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.20 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.21 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-User, 2016-2021
Figure 9.22 Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, by Country
Figure 9.23 Taiwan Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.24 South Korea Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.25 Sales Growth for Automotive Semiconductors in China, 2010-2015-2020 ($Billion)
Figure 9.26 China Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.27 Japan Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.28 Singapore Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.29 Malaysia Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.30 Rest of Asia Pacific Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.31 Rest of the World (RoW) Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.32 RoW Silicon Germanium Devices Market by End-User, 2016-2021
Figure 9.33 Brazil Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 9.34 Israel Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market, 2016-2021
Figure 10.1 AIXTRON SE: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.2 AIXTRON SE: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.3 AIXTRON SE: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.4 AIXTRON SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.5 Analog Devices Inc.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 10.6 Analog Devices Inc.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 10.7 Analog Devices Inc.: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-2017
Figure 10.8 Analog Devices Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.9 Applied Materials, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.10 Atmel Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.11 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.12 Hitachi Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.13 Hitachi Ltd.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.14 Hitachi Ltd.: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.15 Hitachi Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.16 IBM Corporation: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.17 IBM Corporation: Geographic Revenue Mix, 2014-2016
Figure 10.18 IBM Corporation: Segment Revenue Mix, 2015-2016
Figure 10.19 IBM Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.20 IHP GmbH: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.21 Infineon Technologies Inc.: Overall Financials: 2015-2017
Figure 10.22 Infineon Technologies Inc.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 10.23 Infineon Technologies Inc.: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-2017
Figure 10.24 Infineon Technologies Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.25 IQE PLC: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.26 IQE PLC: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.27 IQE PLC: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.28 IQE PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.29 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.30 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.31 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.32 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.33 NXP Semiconductor NV: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.34 NXP Semiconductor NV: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.35 NXP Semiconductor NV: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.36 NXP Semiconductors NV: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.37 Riber S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.38 Skyworks Solutions, Inc.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 10.39 Skyworks Solutions, Inc.: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-2017
Figure 10.40 Skyworks Solutions, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.41 STMicroelectronics N.V: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.42 STMicroelectronics N.V: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.43 STMicroelectronics N.V: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-16
Figure 10.44 STMicroelectronics: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.45 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.46 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.47 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.48 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.49 Texas Instruments Inc.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.50 Texas Instruments Inc.: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2014-2016
Figure 10.51 Texas Instruments Inc.: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.52 Texas Instruments Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.53 Toshiba Corporation: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 10.54 Toshiba Corporation: Net Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
Figure 10.55 Toshiba Corporation: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-2017
Figure 10.56 Toshiba Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10.57 Tower Semiconductor Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2014-2016
Figure 10.58 Tower Semiconductor Ltd.: Net Revenue by Region, 2014-2016
Figure 10.59 Tower Semiconductor Ltd.: SWOT Analysis

Over the last decade, process enhancements have played a crucial role in the evolution and progress of the semiconductor sector globally. Due to the known restrictions of conventional silicon-based semiconductor materials, such as low electron mobility, temperature sensitivity and volatility, researchers have been working on substitute semiconductor materials. Silicon-based manufacturing process of modern microchips does not provide a competitive edge when it comes to enormously high-performance levels needed for some emerging wireless communications, signal processing, and radar applications. Several highly customized and cost-effective semiconductor materials such as silicon germanium, indium phosphide, gallium arsenide and gallium nitride, currently hold a significant share in these highly demanding application areas.

Concept of combining germanium with silicon materials to produce silicon-germanium alloy has been available for several years, yet the technology is only used in some niche applications. In SiGe technology, slight quantities of germanium are introduced into silicon substrates at the atomic scale to boost the semiconductor performance considerably. SiGe HBT technology was initially industrialized by IBM in the early 90s for the high-end computing and communications market. SiGe technology is the propelling factor behind the advancement of low-cost, lightweight, communications devices, and automobile collision avoidance systems. By the incorporation of SiGe technology, device performance attributes such as low-noise, high yield, smaller size, high-durability and temperature resistance, are enhanced. These multifunction, cost-effective and advanced features of SiGe materials allow them to be used in varied end-markets. 

Silicon germanium technology is expanding into varied end-markets such as telecommunications, computers, consumer electronics, automotive and military and aerospace. New developments in silicon germanium market such as expansion of bandwidth, high frequency applications and thermoelectric capabilities is expected to further boost the commercialization process. Moreover, rapid expansion of internet, high mobile adoption and growth in the global autonomous driving industry are the major opportunities lined up in the silicon germanium market in coming future. Several semiconductor companies are extensively tracking market opportunities for SiGe technology by forming partnerships along the value chain, with auto OEMs, telecom sector giants and wireless network providers. 

Expansion of new capabilities and process developments in the SiGe fabrication is likely to drive the market growth. Players like NXP Semiconductors, IBM, Infineon Technologies, TowerJazz and GlobalFoundries, among others, are investing to a large extent in silicon germanium market in order to improvise their products as well as to capture a major market share. 

Market growth over the forecast period will be driven by certain factors such as increasing internet traffic requiring high bandwidth functionality, increasing smartphone adoption and rising demand for advanced radio frequency (RF) devices in various industries. One of the major factors restraining the growth of SiGe market is the high competition from III-V semiconductors.
 

Global Silicon Germanium Materials & Devices Market

The silicon germanium materials & devices market is projected to grow from $XX million in the year 2016 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.

Competitive Landscape

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. IBM, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, TowerJazz, IQE Plc, MACOM, TSMC, Hitachi, RIBER, GlobalFoundries, Toshiba and Aixtron, among others. The silicon germanium technology SiGe technology has been available for several years, however, it is being used in some niche applications only. Moreover, the silicon germanium market is highly consolidated with a presence of some large players working on this technology, producing wafers, and fabricating devices. 

Key players operating in this market have ramped up their product launch activities over the recent years, in order to generate public awareness about their existing and new products and technologies and compete with the competitors’ product portfolio. This has been the most widely adopted strategy by the players in this market. 

For instance, in January 2018, the company announced the development of a radar chip based on a silicon germanium process to be used for the front or corner radar applications in automated driving, to enable high resolution and long-range capabilities. In August 2017, the company announced the development of SiGe Terabit platform-based specialty RF and high-performance analog (HPA) manufacturing processes for specific applications including IoT, 5G cellular infrastructure, and autonomous driving. Additionally, in March 2017, the company announced the availability of H5, a leading 300GHz SiGe process adjusted for 400Gbps optical communications which has allowed delivery of high performing optical ICs across multiple market segments.

Moreover, extensive R&D activities and appropriate regulatory environments are also a prerequisite for sustained growth of this market. Various governments and private research institutes, and favorable trade policies are putting in substantial efforts to identify the benefits of these advanced silicon germanium materials & devices solutions for augmenting semiconductor materials production.

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