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SiC Single-Crystal Technology Trend and Market Forecast (2010-2020)

  • ID: 2508945
  • January 2013
  • 189 Pages
  • SNE Research


  • Bridgestone
  • CREE
  • Crysband-SKC
  • Denso
  • Dow Corning
  • Nippon Steel
  • MORE

SiC wafers have been drawing attention for their applications to high efficiency LEDs and power semi-conductor substrates, but there have been obstacles to the market growth such as high prices and insufficient suppliers, which are attributed to technical difficulties. Since the U.S. company, Cree, is not only dominating the SiC wafer supply for high efficiency LED applications but also holding many related patents, it is hard for other companies to enter the SiC-based LED market. With the world emerging issues such as global environmental and energy problems, one of pressing issues the power semi-conductor industry is facing is to develop technologies for electric energy, which accounts for about 35% of the total energy consumption.

Since power semi-conductors, which are used in power supply units or power converters to save energy and reduce product sizes, play a great role in improving energy efficiency, system stability and reliability through unique functions, they are expected to contribute to solving the global issues in environmental production and energy saving.

In particular, SiC power devices, which theoretically consume 1/100 of the energy conventional silicon READ MORE >

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  • Bridgestone
  • CREE
  • Crysband-SKC
  • Denso
  • Dow Corning
  • Nippon Steel
  • MORE

1. Overview of SiC
1.1 History of SiC
1.2 Main features of SiC
1.2.1 Structure of SiC
1.2.2 Physical properties of SiC
1.2.3 Crystallographic orientation SiC

2. SiC powder
2.1 SiC powder manufacture
2.2 SiC powder manufacturing method
2.2.1 Acheson method
2.2.2 Low-temperature synthesis
2.2.3 Other
2.3 High purity SiC powder development trend
2.3.1 Major Japanese Companies- technology analysis
1) Bridgestone
2) Shin-Etsu

3. SiC Pellet
3.1 SiC sintering
3.1.1 Recrystallization
3.1.2 Reaction sintering
3.1.3 Solid-phase sintering
3.1.4 Liquid-phase sintering
3.1.5 Spark plasma sintering
3.2 High purity SiC pellet development trend

4. SiC single crystals
4.1 Features of SiC single crystals
4.2 SiC single crystal growing technologies
4.3 Major SiC single crystal manufacturing technologies
4.3.1 Physical Vapor Transport (PVT)
2) Lely
3)Sublimation (Modified Lely Method)
4.3.2 CVD(Chemical vapor Deposition)
1) HTCVD method
2) Hetero-Epitaxy SiC on Silicon method
4.3.3 LPE (Liquid Phase Epitaxy)
4.3.4 CZ (Modified CZ)
4.3.5 Vapor Liquid Solidification method
4.4.SiC single crystal technology development trend
4.4.1 Recent SiC single-crystal/wafer technology development trend
4.4.2 Overseas technology development trend
[SiC technology development trend of major countries
4.4.3 Technology development trend in Korea
4.5 SiC single-crystal patent trend
5. SiC single-crystal industry trend
5.1 SiC of LED applications
5.2 Power semi-conductor applications
5.3 Types of power semi-conductors
1) MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor)
2) IGBT(Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor)
3) Schottky Diode
5.4 GaN power device development trend

6. Company trend
6.1 Overall trend
6.2 Analysis of technology trend and production of each company
6.3 Trend in major companies
6.3.1 CREE
6.3.2 Dow Corning
6.3.3 SiCrystal(Rohm)
6.3.4 SiC Systems
6.3.5 Nippon Steel
6.3.6 Bridgestone
6.3.7 Denso
6.3.8 Norstel
6.3.9 TankeBlue
6.3.10 Crysband-SKC

7. SiC Wafer market forecast (2010~2020)
7.1 Characteristics of SiC Wafer market
7.2 SiC Wafer market forecast (2010~2020)
7.3 Market forecast by sector -Low Voltage Market
7.3.1 PFC(Power Factor Corrector)- power efficiency enhancer
7.3.2 Power Module & Inverter for home appliances
7.4 Market forecast by sector - Medium Voltage Market
7.4.1 SiC power semi-conductor for HEV/EVs
7.4.2 SiC power semi-conductor for PV Inverter (Power Conditioning System)
7.4.3 SiC power semi-conductor for UPS(Power Conditioning System)
7.5 Market forecast by sector -High Voltage Market
7.5.1 SiC power semi-conductor for wind power systems
7.5.2 SiC power semi-conductor of electric railroad cars
7.6 SiC single crystal & wafer manufacturing cost analysis

8. Index
8.1 Figure
8.2 Table
8.3 Reference

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- Bridgestone
- Crysband-SKC
- Denso
- Dow Corning
- Nippon Steel
- Norstel
- SiC Systems
- SiCrystal(Rohm)
- TankeBlue

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