Sapphire Technology Market - Analysis & Forecast to 2013 - 2020

Sapphire Technology Market - Analysis & Forecast to 2013 - 2020

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Sapphire Technology Market by Growth Technologies (KY, CZ, HEM, and EFG), Substrate Wafer (Si-on-Sapphire, SiC-on-Sapphire, GaN-on-Sapphire, and Others), Devices, Applications, and Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2013 - 2020

The Global Sapphire market in Semiconductors report analyzes the sapphire ecosystem and key application markets that includeLED, displays, consumer appliances, aerospace and defense, and other applications. The technology market covers the market share of different technologies for production of sapphire, as well as the different available shapes and sizes of sapphire. Revenue estimates and forecasts are provided from 2013 to 2020 for the sapphiremarket in semiconductors. It gives a detailed view of the major geographic regions in the sapphire market such as Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (ROW). The report discusses about the most recent happenings of the market with winning imperatives and burning issues.

The penetration of sapphire in the industrial, power and aerospace & defense industry is explosive due to the developments in sapphire wafer production. One of the major reasons for high growth in opto semiconductor applications is the effective cost structureof sapphire substrates.

The major market for thesapphire market in semiconductors lie in APAC countries, such as South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and so on. The Americas and Europe is following the market. Some of the major players of the sapphire technology ecosystem are Rubicon Technology (U.S.), Insaco Inc. (U.S.), GT Advanced Technology (U.S.), Monocrystal (Russia), Kyocera (Japan), DK Aztec Co., Ltd. (Korea), Saint-Gobain Crystals (France), Tera Xtal (China), and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan).

This report is focused on giving a detailed view on the complete sapphire industry with regards to the substrate market, along with the detailed market segmentations combined with qualitative analysis at each and every aspect of the classifications done by devices, characteristics, application, sub-applications, and geography. All the numbers, that is, both - revenue and volume, at every level of detail, are forecasted till 2020 to give a glimpse of the potential revenue base in this market.



Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 OVERVIEW
1.2 KEY TAKE-AWAY
1.3 REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.4 REPORT SCOPE
1.5 MARKET SEGMENTS AND MARKET ASPECTS COVERED
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS
1.7 REPORT ASSUMPTIONS
1.7.1 GENERAL ASSUMPTIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
1.7.2 YEAR WISE & FORECAST ASSUMPTIONS
1.8 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
1.8.1 MARKET SIZE
1.8.2 MARKET CRACKDOWN AND DATA TRAINGULATION
1.8.3 MARKET FORECASTING MODEL
1.8.4 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
1.8.5 KEY DATA POINTS FROM SECONDARY RESEARCH
1.8.6 KEY COMPANIES OF PRIMARY RESEARCH

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3 COVER STORY: PRIMARY INTERVIEW

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS
4.1 GEOGRAPHY LIFE-CYCLE OF SAPPHIRE SEMICONDUCTOR MARKET
4.2 GROWTH STRATEGY MATRIX (ANSOFF MATRIX)
4.2.1 MARKET DEVELOPMENT
4.2.1.1 Switzerland, U.S., and Germany can be the Potential Markets in the Days to Come
4.2.2 DIVERSIFICATION
4.2.2.1 Forward Integration to be the Smartest Strategy for Wafer Players
4.2.3 MARKET PENETRATION
4.2.3.1 Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China are the most Flourishing Geographies for Existing Players as well as New Entrants
4.2.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
4.2.4.1 Product Development in New Markets would be the Game Changing Strategy for New Entrants
4.3 SUPPLY & DEMAND-SIDE FACTOR ANALYSIS
4.4 MARKET INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
4.4.1 MAJOR PRO-FACTORS FOR INVESTMENT IN GLOBAL SAPPHIRE MARKET IN SEMICONDUCTORS MARKET
4.4.2 MAJOR BARRIERS FOR INVESTMENT IN GLOBAL SAPPHIRE MARKET IN SEMICONDUCTORS MARKET

5 MARKET OVERVIEW
5.1 INTRODUCTION
5.1.1 SAPPHIRE MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1.2 SAPPHIRE MATERIAL MARKET
5.1.3 SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY, DEVICES & PRODUCTS
5.1.4 GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW
5.2 HISTORY & EVOLUTION
5.3 SAPPHIRE PROPERTIES
5.3.1 GENERAL PROPERTIES
5.3.2 THERMAL PROPERTIES
5.3.3 PHYSICAL/MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
5.3.4 OPTICAL PROPERTIES
5.3.5 ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
5.3.6 CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
5.4 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
5.4.1 ADOPTION OF PSS (PATTERNED SAPPHIRE SUBSTRATES)
5.4.2 LARGE-DIAMETER WAFERS
5.4.3 RFIC (RADIO FREQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUITS)
5.4.3.1 SOS RFIC
5.5 VALUE & SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS
5.5.1 BUSINESS MODELS & GLOBAL SCALING ANALYSIS
5.5.2 MATERIAL-BASED PLAYERS
5.5.3 RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS & UNIVERSITIES
5.5.4 TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPERS & PATENT HOLDERS
5.5.5 DEVICE & PRODUCT DEVELOPERS

6 MARKET ANALYSIS
6.1 INTRODUCTION
6.2 MARKET DYNAMICS
6.2.1 MARKET DRIVERS
6.2.1.1 High Cost Effectiveness Compare to other Competing Materials
6.2.1.2 Vast Addressable Markets for Sapphire Power Semiconductors
6.2.1.3 Vast Addressable Market for LED Applications
6.2.1.4 Strong and Established Material Player Industry Segment, Growing Support from Ecosystems of other Materials
6.2.2 MARKET RESTRAINTS
6.2.2.1 High Level of New Entrants Due to Market and Technology Attractiveness and High Degree of Competition
6.2.2.2 Competition from High-end Materials such as Si, SiC, GaN and others
6.2.3 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
6.2.3.1 Adoption of Sapphire in Mobile Display Covers Represents the Single Largest Opportunity
6.3 BURNING ISSUES
6.3.1 PROCESS OPTIMIZATION ACROSS PRODUCTION PROCESS TO MAXIMIZE YIELD
6.3.2 BULK GROWTH PROCESSES NEED TO BE BETTER UNDERSTOOD AND CONTROLLED
6.4 WINNING IMPERATIVES
6.4.1 IMPROVED QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY OF PRODUCTS
6.4.2 MOVING TOWARD A LARGER DIAMETER SUCH AS 6 AND 8 INCHES WHICH WOULD DRIVE THE NEED FOR LARGER SCALE EQUIPMENT AND REDUCED RAW MATERIALS COSTS
6.5 INDUSTRY TRENDS
6.5.1 MARKET TIMELINE ON THE BASIS OF TECHNOLOGY
6.6 PORTER'S ANALYSIS
6.6.1 THREAT FROM THE NEW ENTRANTS
6.6.2 THREAT FROM THE SUBSTITUTES
6.6.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
6.6.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
6.6.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION

7 GLOBAL SAPPHIRE MARKET IN SEMICONDUCTORS BY TECHNOLOGY
7.1 INTRODUCTION
7.2 SAPPHIRE SUBSTRATE TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS
7.2.1 SLICING
7.2.2 LAPPING
7.2.3 DIE POLISHING
7.2.4 CMP
7.3 MARKET BY PRODUCTION METHOD
7.3.1 CVD (CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION)
7.3.2 LIQUID PHASE AND THERMAL EXFOLIATION
7.3.3 HVPE (HYBRID VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY)
7.3.4 OTHERS
7.4 GROWTH METHODS FOR SAPPHIRE
7.4.1 KYROPOULOS METHOD
7.4.2 CZOCHRALSKI CRYSTAL PULLING METHOD
7.4.3 HEM (HEAT EXCHANGER METHOD)
7.4.4 EFG (EDGE-DEFINED FILM-FED GROWTH) METHOD
7.4.5 OTHERS