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Semiconductor In Healthcare - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 127 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5938912
The semiconductor in healthcare market size is estimated at USD 7.47 billion in the current year. It is expected to reach USD 12.82 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 11.41% during the forecast period.

Many devices used in the healthcare industry rely on semiconductor manufacturing technology. Semiconductor components, such as sensors, integrated circuits (ICs), discrete devices, memory power management devices, etc., are driving various applications in fields including medical imaging, clinical diagnostics and therapy, and portable and home healthcare.

Key Highlights

  • The market is witnessing various developments in medical devices that are expected to increase the need for advanced semiconductors. Portable dialysis machines are gaining market traction, and vendors like Baxter have received FDA clearance post-pandemic that is designed to directly connect electronic medical records for patients' prescriptions and treatment data. Such developments are driving the need for advanced semiconductors.
  • Factors like increasing use of remote patient monitoring devices, development in diagnostic and treatment modalities, and high incidence of non-communicable diseases are also expected to drive the growth of the semiconductor in the healthcare market. For instance, the American Cancer Society predicts that there will be 236,740 new cases of lung and bronchus cancer diagnosed in the United States overall in 2022. The state of Florida is reported to have the most significant number of these instances. Even though there are multiple treatment options, modern cryosurgery technology gives a complete cure.
  • Furthermore, according to the IARC's World Cancer Report, despite constant progress in cancer prevention and treatment, the global cancer burden is still growing as the number of new cases is anticipated to increase by 50 percent between 2018 and 2040. IARC detected 10.1 million new cancer cases in 2000 and 18.1 million in 2018 and projects that by 2040, there will be 27 million new cancer cases per year.
  • A significant number of healthcare professionals and hospitals still use various legacy hardware that need to be in line with current technological standards and are incapable of upgrading to new tech. In addition to this, there's a huge market for pre-owned medical technology across the world owing to the need for more availability and funding for such devices, which is hampering the growth and adoption of new technology.
  • The Russia-Ukraine war is impacting the supply chain of semiconductors. Being a significant supplier of raw materials for producing semiconductors and electronic components, including various equipment. The dispute has disrupted the supply chain, causing shortages and price increases for these materials, impacting manufacturers and potentially leading to higher costs for end-users.
  • Further, according to UkraineInvest, copper prices escalated to USD 10,845/mt in early March 2022. The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, high energy costs, and stricter emissions standards in Europe have been noted as the primary reasons for the continued shortage of copper.

Semiconductor In Healthcare Market Trends

Medical Imaging to be the Fastest Growing Application

  • The medical imaging segment consists of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray, and positron emission tomography that find applications in diagnosing various diseases, such as cancer and chronic diseases, via medical imaging.
  • With the advancements in technology and the increasing adoption of technology in the healthcare sector, many advances were seen in medical radiation regarding equipment and techniques. Over the past few years, one of the significant advancements in interventional X-ray has been an increased focus on core and supporting technologies to provide high-quality, high-resolution images without a corresponding increase in radiation dose. This has been a critical driver behind technological advancements, such as Siemens' Artis Q, Philips' ClarityIQ and Q.zen technology, GE Healthcare's image-guided systems (IGS), and Toshiba's Infinix Elite product line. These have been driving the demand for advanced semiconductors.
  • Owing to the increasing focus on radiological diagnostic tests and the rising burden of chronic diseases, the medical devices industry is witnessing growth in yearly imaging and diagnostic tests performed.
  • According to the United Nations World Population Prospects, the number of people aged 65 and over is steadily increasing. The number of older people (60 years and older) around the world is estimated to increase to 2 billion by 2050, of which 80 percent will live in low-income and middle-income countries. Therefore, the growing elderly population and increasing number of orthopedic and cardiovascular procedures are likely to further promote the adoption of medical imaging in healthcare applications.
  • In the medical sector, dental applications require smaller and shorter scans. According to the Listerine Professional, oral conditions are the most faced health issues affecting 3.9 billion people globally. Therefore, in the dental sector, the primary demand for X-ray imaging is expected to increase and drive the demand for various semiconductors in the market studied.
  • Furthermore, several companies are launching products associated with X-ray image analysis software to positively impact the segment's growth. For example, in February 2022, Carestream Health launched the DRX compass X-ray system, an accurate, convenient, and configurable digital radiology solution designed to provide radiologists with a new efficiency level. The image view software used in the DRX (drug expert) compass enables upgraded cybersecurity.

Asia-Pacific is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to expand healthy during the forecast period. Key growth factors include increased investment in research and innovation centers, government programs and policies to promote the IT and healthcare equipment and devices market. Additionally, the region is also the world's largest semiconductor market. This is due to countries like China, Japan, India, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore. These countries contribute to the growth of the healthcare segment.
  • In Japan, companies invest in healthcare to build advanced businesses and achieve sustainable growth. For instance, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation launched a new medium-term management plan, VISION2023, covering three years from the fiscal year ending March 2022 (FY2021) to FY2023. Over three years, VISION2023 foresees investments totaling USD 8.491 trillion to accelerate business growth, focusing on healthcare and highly functional materials businesses. The healthcare business will be expanded to the most considerable revenue and operating income segment to build a robust business foundation that enables sustainable growth.
  • Furthermore, in August 2022, Wipro GE Healthcare partnered with medical device maker Boston Scientific to offer comprehensive, cutting-edge cardiac interventional care solutions in India. Moreover, in January 2022, Mireye unveiled an AI-based product to automate the situating of patients for X-ray tests. According to the company, the software and hardware combination eliminates the necessity for manual measurements and body part alignment. It is currently accessible as an upgrade for current x-ray equipment. Thus, this trend in countries across the Asia Pacific is driving market growth in the region.
  • Moreover, China's State Council's 2014 National Integrated Circuit Industry Development Guidelines set the goal of becoming a world leader in all areas of the semiconductor industry by 2030. Furthermore, the Made in China 2025 initiative emphasizes semiconductor manufacturing as crucial to China's future economy and society. In addition, the country recently spent USD 574 billion on the healthcare sector.
  • Additionally, South Korea is one of the major consumers, investors, and innovators in the market studied. South Korea's strong presence in the semiconductor industry and medical device manufacturing is helping the country strengthen its presence in the global semiconductor healthcare market. The government also plays a significant role in developing the domestic market, mainly to drive its economy. Moreover, the country utilizes AI in its pharmaceutical industry, further expanding the market. According to the government, South Korea's AI-driven drug development market is expected to grow 40 percentage annually and reach USD 3.9 billion by 2024.

Semiconductor In Healthcare Industry Overview

The semiconductor in the healthcare market is expected to grow moderately over the forecast period. The major players in the market, like Texas Instruments Incorporated, On Semiconductor Corporation, Analog Devices Inc., Maxim Integrated Products Inc., STMicroelectronics, and others, are adopting strategies such as partnerships and acquisitions to enhance their product offerings and gain sustainable competitive advantage.

In September 2022, Analog Devices Inc. announced a new integrated circuit, the MAX77659, a single inductor multiple outputs (SIMO) power management chip for wearables, hearables, and IoT devices.

In July 2022, Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced two new IHDM edge-wounds, IHDM-1107BBEV-20 and IHDM-1107BBEV-30. These IHDMs have through-hole inductors featuring a powdered iron alloy core technology. The Vishay Custom Magnetics IHDM-1107BBEV-20 and IHDM-1107BBEV-30 provide stable inductance and saturation over a demanding operating temperature range from -55 °C to +180 °C with low power losses and excellent heat dissipation.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Assessment of the Impact of Key Macro Trends on the Market
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Growth of Connected Devices in Medicines
5.1.2 Need for Advanced Semiconductor Technology for Better Medical Care
5.2 Market Restraints
5.2.1 Revamp of the Existing Hardware and High Equipment Cost of the End-Use Product
6.1 By Application
6.1.1 Medical Imaging
6.1.2 Consumer Medical Electronics
6.1.3 Diagnostic Patient Monitoring and Therapy
6.1.4 Medical Instruments
6.2 By Component
6.2.1 Integrated Circuits Analog Logic Memory Micro Components
6.2.2 Optoelectronics
6.2.3 Sensors
6.2.4 Discrete Components
6.3 By Geography
6.3.1 North America
6.3.2 Europe
6.3.3 Asia-Pacific
6.3.4 Latin America
6.3.5 Middle East and Africa
7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Texas Instruments Incorporated
7.1.2 ON Semiconductor Corporation
7.1.3 Analog Devices Inc.
7.1.4 Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
7.1.5 STMicroelectronics
7.1.6 NXP Semiconductors NV
7.1.7 Broadcom Inc.
7.1.8 ams Osram
7.1.9 Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
7.1.10 Renesas Electronics Corporation