Epitaxy is a method used to lay or grow a single crystalline film or layer over a crystalline-based semiconductor substrate or surface. The deposited substance must have a definite acclimatization with regard to the crystal-based semiconductor substrate. Chip manufacturers use either vapor- or molten-based foundations to develop such epitaxial overlayers.
The two methods that used for epitaxial deposition are homoepitaxy and heteroepitaxy. Homoepitaxy deposition is a method of laying a film or layer on a surface or substrate of a similar level of conformation. Heteroepitaxy is a deposition method by which a film or layer is deposited on a substrate of dissimilar composition.
The analysts forecast the global epitaxy deposition market to grow at a CAGR of 11.54% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global epitaxy deposition market for the period 2016-2020. It covers the major end-user segments - foundries, memory manufacturers, and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) - that implement epitaxy deposition technology to manufacture semiconductor chips.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
- North America
The report, Global Epitaxy Deposition Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
- Applied Materials, Inc.
- ASM International
- Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
- LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
- Tokyo Electron Limited
Other prominent vendors
- Canon Anelva Corporation
- Veeco Instruments
- Increasing demand for high-performance semiconductor devices
- Requirement for thorough inspection of epitaxial film surface
- Increasing number of M&A and fabless semiconductor companies
Key questions answered in this report:
- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
- Source year and forecast period
- Market reportage
- Market size computation
- Geographical segmentation
- Vendor segmentation
- Top-vendor offerings
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Types of epitaxial technology
- Market overview
- Market size and forecast
- Five forces analysis
- Global epitaxy deposition market by end-user 2015
- Global epitaxy deposition market by end-user 2020
- Global epitaxy deposition market by foundries
- Global epitaxy deposition market by memory manufacturers
- Global epitaxy deposition market by IDMs
- Global epitaxy deposition market by geography 2015
- Global epitaxy deposition market by geography 2020
- Epitaxy deposition market in APAC
- Epitaxy deposition market in North America
- Epitaxy deposition market in Europe
PART 10: Impact of drivers
PART 11: Market challenges
PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 13: Market trends
PART 14: Vendor landscape
- Competitive scenario
- Key vendor matrix
- Other prominent vendors
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Key countries in the leading geographies
Exhibit 02: Product offerings
Exhibit 03: Outcomes of epitaxial deposition on substrate
Exhibit 04: Epitaxial growth technologies
Exhibit 05: Segregation of the global epitaxy deposition market 2015
Exhibit 06: Global epitaxy deposition market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 07: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 08: End-users in global epitaxy deposition market 2015
Exhibit 09: End-users in global epitaxy deposition market 2020
Exhibit 10: Global epitaxy deposition market by foundries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 11: Global epitaxy deposition market by memory manufacturers 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 12: Global epitaxy deposition market by IDMs 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 13: Global epitaxy deposition market by geography 2015 (% share)
Exhibit 14: Global epitaxy deposition market by geography 2020 (% share)
Exhibit 15: Epitaxy deposition market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 16: Epitaxy deposition market in North America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 17: Global epitaxy deposition market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 18: CAGR of DRAM, LED chip, NAND, and sensor markets 2015-2020
Exhibit 19: Global NAND flash market 2015-2020 (% share)
Exhibit 20: Percentage growth forecast in car shipment 2015-2020
Exhibit 21: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 22: Global semiconductor market trend 1992-2014 ($ billions)
Exhibit 23: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 24: CAGR of 3D NAND and DRAM 2015-2020
Exhibit 25: Requirement for IoT
Exhibit 26: Timeline for semiconductor wafer size development
Exhibit 27: Key vendors focus areas
Exhibit 28: R&D expenses of applied materials since 2011 ($ billions)
Exhibit 29: TEL: Business performance by revenue 2012-2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 30: R&D expenses of Tokyo Electron over the last 4 years ($ millions)
Exhibit 31: Hitachi-Kokusai: R&D spending on two major business sectors
Exhibit 32: R&D expenses of Lam Research over the last 3 years ($ billions)
Exhibit 33: Other prominent vendors in global epitaxy deposition market
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Epitaxy Deposition Market: Applied Materials, Inc., ASM International, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION, and Tokyo Electron Limited
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AIXTRON, Canon Anelva Corporation, IQE, and Veeco Instruments.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “Semiconductor companies are moving to the fabless model mainly to reduce overhead expenses related to the operation and maintenance of foundries. Most of these companies are concentrating on the design and development of their solutions and are subcontracting their fabrication and other foundry-related activities to specialized companies. Due to this, the ratio between foundries and fabless companies is 1:11 in the global semiconductor market. Companies are also considering M&A to increase their production facilities and market shares.”
According to the report, the ever-increasing features and applications of smart devices such as smartphones and notebooks have created the need for high-performance semiconductor devices. Due to this, semiconductor manufacturers have increased the use of epitaxial deposition on the wafer over the last decade. The deposited layers are designed to have different compositional and electrical properties from the underlying wafer that can be adjusted according to the requirements of semiconductor devices.
Further, the report states that a challenge in epitaxial deposition is the need to inspect the thin-layered film at regular intervals to determine the presence of impurities such as particles, spikes, scratches, pits, and haze.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.