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Asia Pacific Memory Semiconductor Market - Forecasts from 2022 to 2027

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  • 92 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5636854
Asia Pacific Memory Semiconductor Market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.89% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$100,984.594 million in 2027, from US$72,302.854 million in 2020.

Semiconductor memory is an electronic device that serves as computer memory and records digital data utilizing IC (Integrated Circuit) technology. Furthermore, such memories are classified according to the kind of data storage and access, such as volatile RAM (Random Access Memory) and non-volatile ROM (Read Only Memory). Semiconductor memory is a frequently used component in electronics. The semiconductor memory can be used in any piece of equipment that has a microprocessor or microcontroller of some kind. Due to the rising use of semiconductor systems in various industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, IT, and telecommunications, the market is expected to witness a growth in global demand.

Furthermore, the global industry has been pushed by the convergence of consumer electronics, automotive applications, and manufacturing applications of the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as rapid IoT adoption in many of these sectors. These technologies include smart, automated systems that make operations management and manufacturing work more swiftly, improving productivity and lowering costs. Furthermore, in recent years, some firms have used large storage capacity semiconductor material memory chips to handle the complexity of the data center, resulting in increased market growth.

Market Trend

The application scope of semiconductor memory has expanded throughout time, as has its scale, as more and greater storage spaces have become necessary. Increased demand for semiconductor-based memory has prompted the development of new forms of memory and technologies, as well as the evolution of existing models and technologies. The expanding use of modern safety systems in cars, such as airbags, ADAS, illumination, and brakes, necessitates many sensors and ECUs, requiring highly efficient memory components. Market prospects exist because process analytical devices and cameras used in ADAS systems require a large amount of flash and DRAM memory. Automotive manufacturers increasingly use these memory solutions for their safety systems due to their performance and low power consumption benefits.

The automobile industry is expected to increase significantly over the predicted period. The rise is due to a decrease in the use of advanced vehicle safety features such as airbags, security, and ADAS and braking systems, which rely on many sensors and ECUs. Sensors and electrical gadgets require extremely efficient memory components. Automotive manufacturers rapidly adopt semiconductor memory chips for vehicle security systems due to low energy consumption and greater efficiency benefits.

China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have become the "Big 4" semiconductor players in the Asia Pacific, owning four of the top six slots in overall semiconductor revenue and each having numerous global semiconductor giants, thanks to government support, a large market, and increased R&D spending. According to the semiconductor industry association,  Asia Pacific is also the world's largest semiconductor market, accounting for 60% of worldwide semiconductor sales, with China accounting for roughly 30%.

Growth Factors

Increased use of consumer electronics will aid semiconductor market growth

The rise in disposable income and increased urbanization, coupled with increased population, create demand for regular electronic devices. Washing machines, TVs, refrigerators, and smartphones are equipped with integrated chips for efficient and smooth running. Smartphone usage has surged as a result of rapid digitalization and automation in the aforementioned locations. Memory-based features are increasingly used in technologically advanced items such as wearables and smartphones. As a result, during the forecast period, these factors are projected to fuel expansion in the semiconductor memory market.

Increasing demand for integrated chips to boost growth

In core industrial value chains, chips are critical strategic assets. As a result of the digital transformation, new markets for the chip industry are emerging, such as highly automated autos, cloud, IoT, connectivity (5G/6G), space and military, computing capacities, and supercomputers. As a result of many global lockdowns, demand for CPU chips powering gaming devices, PCs, and internet infrastructure skyrocketed.

Rapid development in the automotive sector

Because of its outstanding performance and low power consumption, memory solutions are increasingly used in car safety systems. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity and extensive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems rely heavily on memory solutions for autonomous driving capabilities. These technologies necessitate high-performance memory, with Samsung leading the charge. Samsung memory, for example, supports car systems that power various functions such as visual computing, fusion, and HD maps.


High production cost

The shortage of computer chips that outraged after the pandemic, shortages began as a result of shifting demand across the automotive and electronic industries, both dependent on semiconductors to manufacture.  This shortage created the production cost to double, hence decreasing the supply. Another significant portion goes to materials processing equipment, which includes exotic tools such as plasma etchers, which burn things off the wafer very precisely, deposition equipment, which deposits atom-thick layers of new materials onto the wafer, furnaces, which are used to coax foreign atoms into the crystal structure of the silicon, and ion implanters, which are like baby atom smashers.

Constant fluctuations in raw material supply

Silicon is the primary raw material for semiconductor devices, and it is processed into boules, also known as single-crystal ingots. Silicon carbide, germanium, gallium arsenide, and other semiconductor materials are examples. Due to the difficulty in obtaining these materials, there is a persistent supply issue with regular variations. As a result, over the forecast period, these factors are likely to stifle the worldwide semiconductor memory market's expansion.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic:

Several Asia Pacific countries, including China, India, South Korea, and Japan, were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. China and India are the region's most important manufacturing hubs, with an increased emphasis on industrialization. The manufacturing industry's growth has been impeded by the lockdown. Production capacities, on the other hand, improved and recovered in the second half of 2021. The enforcement of a commercial activity prohibition has affected Asia Pacific's industrial supply chains, resulting in raw material shortages.

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • DRAM
  • NAND

By Industry vertical

  • Consumer electricals
  • Communication & technology
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

By Countries

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Other

Table of Contents

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3.1. Research Highlights
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5.1. Introduction
5.2. DRAM
5.3. NAND
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Consumer electronics
6.3. Communication & technology
6.4. Automotive
6.5. Manufacturing
7.1. Introduction
7.2. China
7.3. Japan
7.4. India
7.5. South Korea
7.6. Other
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
9.1. Samsung Corporation
9.2. Intel Corporation
9.3. Micron Technology
9.4. SK Hynix
9.5. Western Digital Corporation
9.6. Toshiba Corporation
9.7. ATP Electronics Inc
9.8. Nanya Technology
9.9. Integrated Silicon Solution Inc.  (ISSI)
9.10. Etron Technology Inc.
9.11. Winbond Electronics Corporation
9.12. Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology Inc.

Companies Mentioned

  • Samsung Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Micron technology
  • SK Hynix
  • Western Digital Corporation
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • ATP electronics Inc
  • Nanya Technology
  • Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI)
  • Etron Technology Inc.
  • Winbond Electronics Corporation
  • Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology Inc.



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