Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Market Research Report: By Type (Fully Depleted Silicon on Insulator (FD-SOI), Partially Depleted Silicon on Insulator (PD-SOI), Power-SOI, Others), Wafer Size (Less than or equal to 200mm, 201mm and above), Technology (Bonding SOI, Layer Transfer SOI, Smart Cut), Application (MEMS, Power Supplies, Optical Communication, Image Sensing, Others), Vertical (Consumer Electronics, Automotive, IT & Telecommunication, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific an...

ID: MRFR/SEM/8657-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

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Silicon-on-Insulator Market Synopsis


The Silicon-on-Insulator Industry is estimated to witness a growth of 15.5% in the forecast period. Silicon insulator is a process of keeping a thin silicon layer on silicon semiconductor devices. The SOI wafers can enhance the performance of silicon insulator devices. Especially, the devices with low operating voltage receive exceptional support from these insulators. The silicon wafers are utilized in the production of advanced silicon devices. The automotive industry and consumer electronics industry has a high demand for silicon-on-insulators. The demand from the end-user is constantly surging due to a wide range of applications.


Also, the processing speed of the silicon insulator is 30% faster than others. The power consumption benefits of these insulators are what attract most end-users. It can be 80% more power-efficient than other insulators. It is useful for applications such as commotion satellites and high-temperature applications. There are two segments in this market. Both these segments have immense demand from the end-users.


The thin silicon wafers and thick silicon wafers have a wide range of uses. The thick silicone segment has the highest demand in the forecast period. Due to the requirement for clean energy in many regions, the adoption of this technology is higher. As per Silicon-on-Insulator Market Forecast, value will increase by 2403.9 million.


COVID Analysis 


The outbreak of covid19 has had a damaging impact on many global markets. The production and market operations are facing disruptions. The SOI market is witnessing shipment issues. The supply chain problems are leading to less revenue rates for the silicon-on-insulator market.


 The first quarter of covid 19, has led low production rate for the SOI market. The start of 2021 is the recovery period for the market. The production rates are gradually increasing. Also, the supply chain disruptions are diminishing. 


In the upcoming years, the demand for silicon-on-insulator is surging. The demand from the automotive and electronic industry is rising. During this pandemic, the research in the market has increased. The key players of the market are raising research for new product launches. Post covid 19, the scenario of the market looks promising as there are new developments. However, this pandemic has caused much harm to the SOI market. 


Market Dynamics 



  • Crucial Market Drivers 


Growing demand for 5 G mobile communication is a crucial driver of the silicon-on-insulator market. Demand for improving mobile data is rising in many regions. The telecom applications and data com services are effective through 5 G mobile communication. Data transmissions are ten times faster with the 5G technology. The telecommunication industry is booming due to the emergence of 5G. Smartphones are the primary devices in the market that contains silicon-on-insulator. Thus, the transition of telecommunications into 5G is positively impacting the SOI market. The high reliability, low latency and high user experience are leading to more production in consumer electronics.


 All these electronics ultimately have a high demand for silicon-on-insulators. The exceptional features of SOI are another demand driving factor of the market. These insulators are popular and high-end insulators in the market. It comes with plenty of features such as strong linearity, low insertion loss and minimal harmonics. Also, the reasonable cost of this equipment attracts plenty of end-users. 


Superior performance and low voltage requirements save plenty of cost for end-users. Deploying silicon-on-insulator in any electrical device leads to exceptional benefits. As per Silicon-on-Insulator Market Analysis these drivers will lead high revenue rate. 



  • Market Growth Opportunities 


The rising adoption of silicon-on-insulator in IoT devices is leading to high market growth opportunities. FD-SOI technology is gaining more traction in recent years. This technology can provide cost-efficiency, ultra power consumption and small packaging. 


The FD-SOI is the most exceptional technology used in IoT devices. The increasing integration of this technology Automotives is leading to high growth scope for the silicon-on-insulator market. Today, most of the markets are gaining more awareness about FD-SOI. In the upcoming years, machine learning is a new addition to the FD-SOI market. The machine leading can enhance the design segment of the market. Overall production cost can decrease due to this new development. The growth opportunities can increase the adoption rate of the silicon-on-insulator market. Further, the expansion rate of the market is massive in the forecast period. 


The demand for the SOI market is broadening in various verticals. Especially, the adoption of SOI is high in the aerospace and defence sector. The exceptional satellite communication features of this equipment lead to more growth in the defence sector. These factors will increase the overall Silicon-on-Insulator Market Revenue.



  • The Market Restraints 


The limitation of silicon-on-insulator technology is the restraint of the market. The SOI wafer is used in plenty of applications. Still, it is not preferred in some of the applications. Floating body and self-heating effects are some of the drawbacks of this technology. 


The floating part of the SOI is responsible to reduce power consumption. The unsuitability of the floating body in some devices can lead to difficulty to deploy SOI. In some applications, the overall performance of the silicon-on-insulator application is damaged. It leads to high power consumption and overheating issues in the insulators. This technical difficulty is a restraining factor of the silicon-on-insulator market. This restraint can decline the adoption rate of the market. 



  • The Market Challenges


The design complexity of the circuit is a significant challenge in the silicon-on-insulator market. The silicon-on-insulators have immense demand in the semiconductors market. The IC manufacturers are looking for more upgrades that can reduce their operating costs. There are plenty of difficulties in launching the next-gen SOI. 


Due to the complex design of the SOI circuit developing new upgrades is difficult. With new developments new techniques to operate the SOI is essential. The challenges during fabrication of next-gen SOI can decline innovation in the market. Also, Silicon-on-Insulator Market Size is expected to decrease due to these challenges. 



  • Cumulative Growth Analysis 


Silicon-on-Insulator Market Trends remain positive in the forecast period. 300mm SOI has high demand among the end-users. The rising demand for mobile phones and automobiles is leading to a high 300 mm segment. Further, FD-SOI contributes to the high growth of the SOI market. 


Less complexity, high reliability and high performance attract more end-users for FD-SOI. The crucial drivers of the market such as the growth of 5G technologies increase adoption. Also, exceptional features of SOI lead to high demand. However, the technical limitations of SOI can restrict the growth. Still, there are wide ranges of growth opportunities for the market that sustain overall development. 



  • Value Chain Analysis 


Asia Pacific region will register the highest CAGR. The booming demand for smartphones, laptops, tablets and consumer electronics will lead to adoption. The investment from the SOI market is high in Asia pacific. There are plenty of leading players who take initiatives to develop the market.


 The prominent Silicon-on-Insulator Market Key Players making new developments and product launches. It will lead to a higher expansion rate in Asia pacific. Also, it is a region that requires clean energy. Due to this governmental support in the market is rising. 


Segment Overview 


By Type 



  • Power SOI 

  • Fully depleted silicon

  • Partially depleted silicon 

  • On insulator PD-SOI 


By Wafer Size 



  • Less than 200 mm 

  • 201 mm and above 

  • 300 mm 


By Technology 



  • Layer transfer SOI

  • Smart cut SOI 

  • Bonding SOI 


By Application 



  • Image sensing 

  • MEMs 

  • Power supplies 

  • Optical 


By Region 



  • Asia pacific 

  • Europe 

  • North America 


Competitive Landscape 


The competition in the silicon-on-insulator market is rising. The competition in the silicon-on-insulator market is rising. The competitive landscape contains strong key players in all three regions. Acquisitions, partnerships, expansions and mergers are crucial strategies in the market. 


Regional Analysis 


The silicon-on-insulator market is diversified into Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. The Asia Pacific is a leading region with high Silicon-on-Insulator Market Share. Japan, Taiwan, China and India are regions that have high investments in the product. The R&D funding for the product is increasing from the defensive end.


Also, there are plenty of growth opportunities for the market from the defence sector. North America is the next largest region that has high investments in defence and aerospace. The SOI market growth rate will reach the highest in North America. Europe is another region with exceptional potential. The need for clean energy is leading to the high adoption of SOI. 


The key players of the Silicon-On-insulator market are 



  1. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp

  2. Synopsis Inc

  3. United Microchip Corp

  4. SunEdison

  5. Free scale Semiconductors 

  6. IBM Corp

  7. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. 

  8. ARM Holding

  9. Soitec SA



  • Global Foundries



  1. Applied Material Inc

  2. STMicroelectronics


Recent Developments 



  1. The key players are developing the next-gen high intelligence SOI. They are cloud secured and come with exceptional features. 



  1. The key players are making new collaborations in the market to advance the design of SOIs. 


Market Overview 



  1. Market Overview Highlights 

  2. Analysis Based Upon COVID 19

  3. Explanation Upon The Market Dynamics

  4. Value Chain Analysis

  5. Market Segmentation Overview

  6. The Regional Analysis

  7. Competitive Landscape Analysis

  8. Recent Developments



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 2,403.9 Million
  CAGR   15.5%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Technology, Application and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Market. These Include EV Group (Austria), Evaderis (France), GlobalFoundries (US), GlobalWafers (Taiwan), Ineda Systems (India), MagnaChip Semiconductor (South Korea), Murata Manufacturing (Japan), NXP Semiconductors NV (The Netherlands), Qorvo (US), Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (US), Simgui (China), SOItec (France), STMicroelectronics NV (Switzerland), SUMCO (Japan), Shin-Etsu Chemical (Japan), Silicon Valley Microelectronics Inc. (US), Simgui (China), Skyworks Solutions (US), Sony Corporation (Japan), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (Taiwan), TowerJazz (Israel), Ultrasil LLC (US), United Microelectronics Corporation (Taiwan), and WaferPro (US).
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing the adoption of SOI technology in IoT devices and applications
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing adoption of electronic devices by consumers


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global silicon-on-insulator market is expected to reach a valuation of more than USD 2.4 billion by 2026.

The global silicon-on-insulator market is expected to exhibit a strong 15.5% CAGR over the forecast period from 2020 to 2026.

The growing IT and telecom industry is the major driver for the silicon-on-insulator market.

Asia Pacific dominates the global silicon-on-insulator market.

Leading players in the global silicon-on-insulator market include EV Group, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Qorvo, Evaderis, NXP Semiconductors NV, Shin-Etsu Chemical, and Simgui, among others.

Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) is a semiconductor component that comprises a thin layer of insulator inserted between single crystalline silicon and the bulk substrate. The insulator is generally made up of thermal silicon oxide (SiO2) and the substrate is a silicon wafer.