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Silicon Reclaim Wafers - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 2785214
  • Report
  • July 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 105 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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Supply Chain Oscillations Set Into Motion by the Pandemic Impacts Upstream Electronics Market

Emerging from the large family of corona viruses, COVID-19 has pushed the human race and the world economy into a corner with limited options. With science unable to keep up with the urgent need for a medical cure, alternate efforts taken to limit the spread of the pandemic like lockdowns, shelter-in-place orders, closure of all non-essential businesses and travel has choked the economy. The asphyxiated economy has set into motion a cascading effect of a marked slowdown which is being felt by businesses and consumers alike. Global GDP is expected to dip into the red at -3% with the US economy shrinking by a shocking -5.9%. Unemployment rates have hit never-before highs with the US topping the charts with 12.5% unemployed as a % of total labor force. Social outlook against this background remains grim with households expected witness erosion in wealth. Personal financial outlook, community, economy, job security confidence, purchasing and investment confidence are all tumbling as the human and economic cost of the global pandemic rises. For the electronics industry this brings grim news of falling sales and revenues as consumers hold back on discretionary spending. As discretionary funds are used to purchase consumer electronics, demand highly correlates with GDP. Excluding electronic hardware required for work-from-home (WFM), demand for all other consumer electronics are declining sharply. Smart phones, TVs, smart speakers, automobiles, and smart watches, among others have all recorded declines in retail sales.

Among the Hammered Companies in the Supply Chain is Semiconductors. Market to Decline by -11%

Manufacturers of electronic products are facing dual challenges of production bottlenecks as a result of supply chain disruptions and inability to deliver on backlogged orders and weak new orders as a result of soft consumer demand. Electronics supply chain already in state of flux in the pre-pandemic period by the U.S. and China trade and tariff war has been pushed into crisis with little preparation at the start of the pandemic in January2020. With most electronic raw material supply dependent on Southeast Asian countries and China, over 75% of companies witnessed shipment delays which in the month of April rose to 3 to 5 weeks. The overall velocity of the value chain to perform and fulfill orders has reduced significantly. Consumer electronics manufacturing, followed closely by automotive and industrial electronics remain the worst impacted. With companies cancelling and delaying modernization plans and with IT budgets slashed, industrial electronics is also feeling the pain of the general slowdown. With most electronic companies expected to witness decline in sales and profitability, the semiconductor industry also remains impacted and likely to face short-term financial hardships. The global market for Silicon Reclaim Wafers against this backdrop is expected to decline by -11% in 2020.

Reopening of Markets to Bring Hope. Global Market to Reach US$ 882 Million by 2027

The global market is projected to reach a revised size of US$88.2 million by the year 2027, trailing a CAGR of 7.6%. 300mm reclaimed wafer, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a8.2% CAGR to reach US$584.8 million by the end of the analysis period. Reopening of the economy and gradual recovery of consumer confidence will bring hope for the market in the coming year. In the post pandemic period, growth will come from the growing focus on environmental management of wastes in the semiconductor industry; and growing demand for recycled and reclaimed silicon wafers in solar panels and automotive electronics especially in electric cars. Recycled and/or reclaimed silicon wafers are preferred for manufacturing photovoltaic modules given their low cost and lower purity standards of solar wafers as compared to electronic grade silicon. Other major growth drivers will include high cost of prime silicon wafers at over US$350 per wafer and the resulting focus on replacement by cheaper reclaimed silicon; continuous developments in reclamation techniques and technologies that enable production of reclaimed wafers in higher quality; and resurgence of interest in connected cars and smart car technologies. Despite the opportunities for growth, the market will confront challenges manifested in the form of shortage of feedstock (silicon scrap, broken wafers, scrap wafers, end-of-life ICs) despite the global rise in the volume of e-waste; and variability in recycled yields aggravated by increased use of new materials in semiconductor manufacturing processes that make cleaning and re-use silicon challenging.

The global analysis and forecast periods covered within the report are 2020-2027 (Current & Future Analysis) and 2012-2019 (Historic Review). Research estimates are provided for 2020, while research projections cover the period 2021-2027.
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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

Silicon Wafers Market: A Primer

Recent Market Activity

Outlook

Global Competitor Market Shares

Silicon Reclaim Wafers Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2020 & 2029

Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

Advantec Co Ltd. (Japan)

Kinik Company (Taiwan)

KST World Corp. (Japan)

Mimasu Semiconductor Industry Co., Ltd (Japan)

MOSPEC Semiconductor Corporation (Taiwan)

NanoSilicon, Inc. (NSi) (USA)

Noel Technologies, Inc. (USA)

North East Silicon Technologies, Inc. (USA)

Optim Wafer Services (France)

Phoenix Silicon International Corporation (PSI) (Taiwan)

Pure Wafer PLC (UK)

Rokko Electronics Co., LTD. (Japan)

RS Technologies Co., LTD (Japan)

Scientech Corporation (Taiwan)

Shinryo Corporation (Japan)

Si Wave Corporation (SWC) (Taiwan)

Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc. (USA)

Silicon, Inc. (USA)

SUMCO CORPORATION (Japan)

West European Silicon Technologies B.V. (WESTEC)

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

Growth in Foundry Utilization Drives Demand for Reclaimed Silicon Wafer

Environmental Benefits Support Demand for Reclaimed Silicon Wafers

Growing Cost Pressures in the Semiconductor Industry

Prices of Reclaimed Wafer Driven by Supply-Demand balance in Prime Wafers Market

Focus On Reducing Cost of Semiconductor Test Process to Benefit Demand

Rising Volumes of E-Waste Sharpens the Focus on Silicon Wafer Recycling

Technology Developments Spur Reclamation Yields

ATMI’s RegenSi™: The Pioneering First Improvement in Reclamation Technology

IBM Pioneers Recycling of Scrap Silicon Wafers for Solar Power

RS Technologies Develops New Metal Film Removal Technology

Strong Demand for Solar Grade Silicon Drives Reclaimed Silicon Wafer Demand

Transition to Large Diameter Silicon Wafers to Benefit Demand for Reclaimed Test/Monitor Wafers

Rise of Gallium Arsenide Chips to Challenge Silicon & Reclaimed Silicon Chips

Surge in Automobile Automation Encourages Demand for Silicon Wafers

Key Market Challenges Impeding Growth

New Wafer Materials & Low Yields

Large Wafer Sizes

Wear & Tear

Disposal of Chemical Waste

Limits Innovation

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

TABLE 1: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027
TABLE 2: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Global Retrospective Market Scenario in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2012-2019
TABLE 3: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS

UNITED STATES

Market Facts & Figures

Market Analytics
TABLE 4: United States Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 5: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in the United States: A Historic Review in US$ Thousand for 2012-2019

CANADA

TABLE 6: Canadian Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 7: Canadian Silicon Reclaim Wafers Historic Market Review in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019

JAPAN

TABLE 8: Japanese Market for Silicon Reclaim Wafers: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 9: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in Japan: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Thousand for the Period 2012-2019

CHINA

TABLE 10: Chinese Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 11: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Historic Market Analysis in China in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019

EUROPE

Market Facts & Figures

Market Analytics
TABLE 12: European Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Demand Scenario in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027
TABLE 13: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in Europe: A Historic Market Perspective in US$ Thousand by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019
TABLE 14: European Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Share Shift by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027

FRANCE

TABLE 15: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in France: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 16: French Silicon Reclaim Wafers Historic Market Scenario in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019

GERMANY

TABLE 17: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in Germany: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 18: German Silicon Reclaim Wafers Historic Market Analysis in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019

ITALY

TABLE 19: Italian Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 20: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Historic Market Analysis in Italy in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019

UNITED KINGDOM

TABLE 21: United Kingdom Market for Silicon Reclaim Wafers: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 22: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in the United Kingdom: Historic Sales Analysis in US$ Thousand for the Period 2012-2019

REST OF EUROPE

TABLE 23: Rest of Europe Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand: 2020-2027
TABLE 24: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in Rest of Europe in US$ Thousand: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019

ASIA-PACIFIC

TABLE 25: Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market in Asia-Pacific: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027
TABLE 26: Asia-Pacific Silicon Reclaim Wafers Historic Market Scenario in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019

REST OF WORLD

TABLE 27: Rest of World Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027
TABLE 28: Rest of World Silicon Reclaim Wafers Historic Market Review in US$ Thousand: 2012-2019

IV. COMPETITION

Total Companies Profiled: 43

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