The global compound semiconductor market value surpassed USD 32.5 Billion in 2019 and expected to hit over USD 44.52 billion by 2027 with registered growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 6.2% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027.
Increased demand for compound semiconductor epitaxial wafer especially in consumer electronics industry along with the advantages offered by the compound semiconductor wafers over silicon-based wafers are the prominent factors that drive the overall market growth. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are one of the most common applications of compound semiconductor. Today, LEDs have replaced various light sources such as fluorescent bulbs, incandescent bulbs, and CFLs. Moreover, they have significant penetration in automotive lighting, general lighting, and signage displays. The compound semiconductors used in LEDs are made from group III and group V elements of the periodic table commonly known as III-V materials. In addition, rising trend towards application of wafers in automotive sector again propels the market growth to some extent.
Besides this, high cost of wafer manufacturing pose significant threat to the market growth of compound semiconductor. An average expenditure required per compound semiconductor is much more than the expenditure required per pure silicon semiconductor device. This is mainly due to the complex and advanced technologies employed at every stage of manufacturing process. Nevertheless, increasing implementation of compound semiconductors in smart technologies as well as rising penetration of Internet of Things (IoT) in wafers are the prime factors expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period.
IT & Telecom accounted for the major market value share of nearly 45% in 2019 and expected to witness substantial growth over the analysis period. This is attributed to rising demand for semiconductor elements in wireless and mobile communications. High efficiency and speed offered by the compound semiconductor over silicon semiconductors are the prime factor driving its application in advanced communication technologies. Furthermore, integration of numerous up-coming technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are creating more need for the usage of high-speed semiconductor devices, thereby influencing positively for the market growth of compound semiconductors.
On the other hand, consumer electronics projected to register the most lucrative growth rate during the forecast period. Increasing end-use applications such as LED, mobile phones, and television, and other entertainment devices predicted to contribute for the significant market growth.
The Asia Pacific captured maximum revenue share of nearly 50% in the global compound semiconductor market in 2019. In addition, the region analyzed to witness the highest growth over the forecast period. This is mainly due to the escalating demand of consumer electronic products along with significant penetration of wireless communication technologies in the region. The region encountered prominent growth potential for the new and advanced technologies as well as shifting consumer trend towards smart and innovative solutions has remarkably driven the regional growth in the recent past and projected to continue the same over the coming years.
Key Companies & Market Share Insights
The global compound semiconductor market is highly fragmented and competitive in nature due to rapidly changing consumer preferences. Companies present in the market are mainly focusing on differentiating from a product offering standpoint. They are also focused towards acquiring core competencies associated to varied service offerings by different methods that include vertical integration, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic alliances across the value chain.
Some of the prominent players in the compound semiconductor market include:
Segments Covered in the Report
This research study encompasses comprehensive assessment of the marketplace revenue with the help of prevalent quantitative and qualitative intelligences, and prognoses of the market. This report presents breakdown of market into major and niche segments. Furthermore, this research study gauges market revenue growth and its drift at global, regional, and country from 2016 to 2027. This report comprises market division and its revenue valuation by categorizing it depending on deposition technology, type, product, application, and region:
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