Silicon Wafers Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Silicon Wafers Market Research Report: By Material (P-Type and N-Type), By Type (Epitaxial Wafers, Polished Wafers, SOI Wafers, Diffused Wafers, Annealed Wafers), By Application (Solar Cells, MEMS Fabrication, Integrated Circuits/Microchips, Photoelectric Cells, Transistors/Diodes/Rectifiers, Smartphones/Tablets/Smart Wearables and others), By Wafer Size (300mm, 150mm, 200mm and 450mm and above), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/1520-CR | September 2020 | Region: Global | 257 pages         

Silicon Wafers Market

Silicon Wafers Market is expected to reach USD 15.24 Billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 4.1%.


By Material P-Type and N-Type
By Type Epitaxial Wafers Polished Wafers SOI Wafers Diffused Wafers Annealed Wafers
By Application Solar Cells MEMS Fabrication Integrated Circuits/Microchips Photoelectric Cells
By Wafer Size 300mm 150mm 200mm and 450mm

Key Players

  • Shin Etsu (JP)
  • Sumco (JP)
  • Siltronic (DE)
  • MEMC (US)
  • LG Siltron (KR)
  • SAS (TW)
  • Okmetic (FI)
  • Shenhe FTS (CN)
  • SST (CN)
  • JRH (CN)
  • MCL (CN)
  • Wafer Works (TW)
  • Zhonghuan Huanou (CN)
  • Simgui (CN)


  • Increasing demand for silicon wafers in consumer electronics
  • The miniaturization of semiconductor devices.
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Market Overview:

If you're wondering what silicon wafers are then here's the answer to this question. Silicon wafers are not edible wafers made of silicon for sure. Silicon wafers are semiconductors that are used in hybrid or electric vehicles. These are involved in the advanced technologies used in automotive sectors for auto-driving assets and anti-braking systems. Silicon wafers are also used in televisions smartphones smartwatch is washing machines smart televisions etc. Silicon wafers demand is increasing because people have improved their standards of living. As organization robust penetration of mobile phones high-speed internet connectivity has gained popularity, this has caused the silicon wafers to grow in demand. Silicon wafers make it possible for miniaturization of devices, going to the advancement in technology and development of new and improved lightweight components and materials. Hence silicon proves to be a very useful component in today's world.

Silicon Wafers Market is expected to record a CAGR of 4.1%, witnessing substantial growth during the forecast period. The Silicon Wafers Market was valued at USD 9,621.5 Million in 2019; it is expected to reach USD 15.24 Billion by 2030.

COVID 19 Analysis:

The current covid-19 situation has drastically impacted the entire world. Major industries have phased down due to the shutdown. The lockdown doesn't allow workers to work in industries that affect the silicon wafer manufacturing process. This Ceases the global semiconductor silicon wafer market. It is believed that thin silicon wafers we're still in demand despite the pandemic. It is believed that by the year 2022 things will get back to normal due to the initiation in the process of vaccination.

Market Dynamics:

  • Drivers:

The key factors that drive the global silicon wafer market include increasing vehicle demand and manufacturing that has steadily posed a positive effect. Due to the higher demands of the vehicle and manufacturing the shift turns towards electric and hybrid vehicles. Other factors involved the development and introduction of new and advanced technologies in the field of the automotive sector. When the automotive sector grows it offers an auto-driving assistant anti-braking system within the vehicles. These novations prove to continue the drive for silicon wafers. Hence these factors support market growth going ahead into further developments.

  • Opportunities:

The global silicon wafers market has various opportunities that can surge the growth and demand of silicon wafers. These factors that prove the opportunity includes government policies within countries to implement favorable adoption of electric vehicles. It has become compulsory in a few countries across the world that encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. Just, for example, Japan aims at making its country all-electric or hybrid by the year 2050. Similarly, China has an objective set for at least 25% of all its vehicles to turn into electric or hybrid by the end of 2025. These countries aim to at least make their countries all their vehicles electric or hybrid by the next 20 to 30 years. All these factors prove to contribute as a major opportunity for growth in the silicon wafers market

  • Restraints:

The global silicon wafers market has various hindrances in the path of growth. These involve a few factors which hamper the growth of increasing global silicon wafers market size. Using electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles needs at least for now a good amount of money. This is constraining people from switching to electric or hybrid vehicles. The energy generation and electricity generation will be drastically affected hence the sources become limited. You do this limitation not everyone can opt for electric vehicles which further lower the demand for silicon wafers.These are a few of the factors that have the growth of the silicon wafers market.

  • Value Chain Analysis:

The global silicon wafers market has a lot of benefits. This adds up to the silicon wafers application as well as increases silicon wafers market competition. Silicon wafers contribute to the miniaturization of devices which has led to advancement in technology as well as the development of new and improved as well as lightweight components. These components can be carried around anywhere in small pockets due to the use of silicon wafers. In addition to this, there is a growing demand for consumer electronics and connective devices such as television smartphones smartwatches washing machines smart televisions, etc. Hence silicon wafers play a very major role in the current world. In addition to these rising demands of silicon wafer manufacturers' market share as well as silicon wafers supply. All these factors include the increasing growth of the silicon wafers market.

Market Segmentation:

The market segmentations are based on diameter type and application which are mentioned down below-

Based On The Type:

  • Based on type the global silicon wafers market is divided into epitaxial wafers, polished wafers, SOI wafers, and diffused wafers.

Based On The Application:

  • The global silicon wafers market based on application is divided into consumer electronics, MEMs, RF electronics, automotive, and photonics.

Based On The Diameter:

  • The global silicon market is divided into 100 nm to 150 nm, 200 nm, 300nm, and 450 nm and above based on diameter.

Regional Analysis:

The global silicon wafers market is divided into the following regions- North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

The region of North America has major countries that improve their revenue. These are namely US Canada and Mexico.

Europe has its major countries like Germany, the UK, France, Benelux, and the rest of Europe.

The Asia Pacific accounts for countries like China, India, Japan, North Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific.

Latin America holds Brazil and the rest of Latin America.

The region of the Middle East and Africa has Saudi Arabia, UAE, South African rest of the Middle East and Africa.

Competitive Landscape:

The prominent key players of the silicon wafers market in the global market are mentioned down below-

  • Shin Etsu (JP)

  • Sumco (JP)

  • Siltronic (DE)

  • MEMC (US)

  • LG Siltron (KR)

  • SAS (TW)

  • Okmetic (FI)

  • Shenhe FTS (CN)

  • SST (CN)

  • JRH (CN)

  • MCL (CN)


  • Wafer Works (TW)

  • Zhonghuan Huanou (CN)

  • Simgui (CN)

All these prominent key players play a major road in the dynamics and growth of the silicon wafer market. These major key players opt for many strategies and policies to widen their customer base. These policies and strategies mainly include collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, extensions, joint ventures, establishments, new production processes, innovations, technology widening the existing products, partnerships, etc. All these important methods are opted to get the needs of customers and develop a strong potential growth base. These major key players contribute majorly to the silicon wafers demand and in developing innovations to improve the market.

Recent Developments:

Growing innovations in miniaturization of devices.

It was once made to manufacture smart television smartphones smartwatches washing machines smart televisions that use silicon wafers.

Improvements made in various industries such as automotive and electronics manufacturing. As per the present situation, silicon wafers and semiconductor wafers have immense use.

Silicon wafers suppliers have developed in the adoption of LED lighting systems globally which propels the market growth.

Report Overview:

The silicon wafers market share has registered a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecasted period. The global silicon wafers market in the global market research report consists of the following elements which are mentioned down below

Market overview

  • Covid 19 analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

Recent developments

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Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 15.24 Billion
  CAGR   4.1%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2030
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material, Type, Application, Wafer Size
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan), SK Siltron Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Siltronic AG (Germany), GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), Wafer World, Inc. (US), Advanced Semiconductor, Inc. (US), Sumco Corporation (Japan), Soitec SA (France), Silicon Materials, Inc. (US), Addison Engineering, Inc. (US) and Virginia Semiconductor, Inc. (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   Technological advancements in consumer electronics.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing demand for silicon wafers in consumer electronics.
  • The miniaturization of semiconductor devices.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The use of the product in the production of integrated circuits is expected to drive market growth in the upcoming years.

    The rising application of the product in the manufacturing of solar panels and solar cells is poised to drive market growth.

    The segments of the market, by type, are N-Type and P-Type.

    Some of the poteError! Hyperlink reference not valid.ntial country-level markets are the U.S., China, Japan, and India.

    The amount of profit expected to be earned by the market by the close of assessment period is USD 503 Mn.