Overview of the global organic light emitting diode (OLED) market
According to the market research analysts at Technavio, the global organic light emitting diode (OLED) market is estimated to witness exponential growth and will post an impressive CAGR of nearly 15% over the forecast period. The increasing demand for OLED technology in the automobile industry is likely to propel the growth prospects for this market in the coming years. The automobile manufacturers are undergoing huge transformation with respect to the usage of OLED technology in display and lighting products in vehicles. These manufacturers are deploying OLED dashboards for navigation purposes and OLED video entertainment displays in cars for better image quality. Also, with the help of OLED technology, vehicle manufacturers can use improved luminaires and lamp designs for interior lighting applications.
In terms of geography, APAC led the OLED market and is expected to account for nearly 51% of the market’s revenue share by 2020. The OLED market in APAC is anticipated to grow at an exponential rate owing to the presence of prominent vendors like LG and Samsung. Furthermore, with the emergence of several Chinese vendors in the market, APAC’s OLED market will have a positive outlook until the end of 2020.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The level of competition in the market is moderate as LG and Samsung are the only dominant vendors in the global OLED market. As a result, most smartphone manufacturers rely on both these companies for mobile device displays. Additionally, it has also been observed that the level of competition in this market will not increase as developing the infrastructure required to manufacture OLEDs is
Overview of the global semiconductor laser treatment market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global semiconductor laser treatment market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 11% by 2020. The rising importance of physical appearance will contribute to the growth of the cosmetic treatment industry in major countries such as the US, Japan, Brazil, and South Korea. As a result, the use of medical laser therapy in non-surgical medical procedures is becoming common in these regions. Non-invasive laser procedures are used in fields such as dermatology, ophthalmology cardiovascular, cosmetic surgery, and also in oncology-related surgery. The growing preference of customers for treatments that provide quick results in a short time has resulted in the rapid increase in the adoption of aesthetic clinical treatments. This, in turn, will increase the demand for private clinics that offer cosmetic treatments like liposuction, breast augmentation procedures, and anti-aging treatments.
Continuous R&D investments and ongoing clinical trials will result in the introduction of better product designs that incorporate advanced technological features. Technological advancements coupled with infrastructure advances will lead to an increase in healthcare expenditure in the coming years. Countries will have the need to exponentially increase their healthcare expenditures to provide basic health insurance coverage, develop a primary healthcare service system, and also to improve the availability of medication in rural and suburban areas. This will result in the formation of
Outlook of the global SSL and fluorescent lighting market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global SSL and fluorescent lighting market will grow at a steady CAGR of around 15% during the forecast period. The introduction of energy-efficient lighting technologies is expected to drive the demand for lighting products over the years. The governments of many countries are focusing on promoting energy-efficient lighting technologies by banning the use of incandescent bulbs. The rise in the adoption of halogen, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), linear fluorescent bulbs (LFL), and light emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies, especially in the residential and corporate segments, has boosted the growth of this market. Due to the growing awareness of green technology, manufacturers have started focusing on energy-efficient and environment-friendly lights like LEDs. Furthermore, the intelligent lighting used in stage and architectural lighting provides energy and cost benefits to users as it is a programmed software that automates the intensity and duration of lighting.
The recent decline in the manufacturing cost of LED lighting products is one of the key trends gaining momentum in the market. The decline in ASP of chips and components used in the manufacturing process of the LEDs has allowed vendors to manufacture such products at low prices. The penetration of LED lights in this market will witness a drastic increase as these lighting products are energy-efficient lighting sources and provide more light intensity compared to other traditional lighting sources.
Segmentation by application and analysis of the SSL and fluorescent lighting market
- Architectural segment
Overview of the global 3D semiconductor packaging market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global 3D semiconductor packaging market will grow at a significant CAGR of just over 16% during the forecast period. One of the key drivers of this market is the need to control chip design costs. With the advent of technologies like the Internet of Things, it is becoming difficult to develop electronic devices that can accommodate evolving technologies. High design costs restrict manufacturers from using aggressive pricing strategies. 3D semiconductor packing is helping vendors come up with practical manufacturing designs which then help to keep prices in check and propel market growth during the forecast period.
A significant trend spurring the market growth of 3D semiconductor packaging is the increasing demand for miniaturized electronics. Samsung and Apple are manufacturing compact devices which consume less power as demand for low-cost, high-performance devices is on the rise. 3D packaging plays a crucial role in miniaturized electronics as it allows manufacturers to use through silicon via (TSV) and 3D stacking to reduce the size of products and also improve performance with better functionality.
Segmentation by application and analysis of the 3D semiconductor packaging market
- Consumer electronics
The consumer electronics segment of the market is the largest and is expected to reach a market value of around USD 8 billion by the end of the forecast period. Increased demand for smartphones has led to growing demand for ICs which are its core components. This has resulted in high demand for 3D packaging equipment as ICs require robust packaging technology to ensure small size and high performance. The development of the 3D semiconductor packaging technology market has been, to a
Outlook of the chip mounter market
The global chip mounter market is envisaged to witness impressive growth and will post a CAGR of more than 8% over the forecast period. With increasing chip density, the market for chip mounters will have a positive outlook in the coming years. Chip density refers to the number of transistors that are placed on a chip. Advances in semiconductor technologies have led to high circuit densities. In order to keep up with the increasing level of integration, engineers and designers are developing new techniques to manage more circuitry within the same chip at the same cost. This has accelerated investments in the adoption of mounting technologies such as surface mounting technologies on a much wider scale to take full advantage of fabrication techniques. Therefore, with the increasing adoption of mounting technologies, the demand for chip mounters will rise significantly during forecast period.
In this industry research study, the analysts have deduced factors such as the growing focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) to impel this market’s growth prospects over the next four years. As IoT involves connecting all essential home devices to the Internet, it will lead to an increasing demand for connected nodes and wirelessly interconnected appliances that can sense the surrounding environment and act accordingly. Since it includes the use of sophisticated small-sized ICs for high-powered performance, it will fuel the demand for chip mounting technologies such as SMT as they help to reduce the size of ICs and play a vital role in the miniaturization of electronic
Overview of the global semiconductor chip handler market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global semiconductor chip handler market will grow at a modest CAGR of just over 4% by the end of the forecast period. One of the primary drivers of this market is the increased demand for compact electronic devices. This trend is evident in sectors such as mobile phones, automotive, healthcare equipment, and even industrial manufacturing. This has led to semiconductor IC manufacturers investing in R&D to work towards reducing the size of ICs along with improved performance. Such R&D activities have resulted in the emergence of micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMs) and 3D stacked ICs. Consequently, growth in the MEMs market will propel demand for testing equipment for the complex ICs until the end of the forecast period.
An important trend which is spurring market growth is the emergence of strip testing. Integrated device manufacturers and subcontractors use test-in-strip technology to cut down on costs. This technology helps testers to handle multiple small ICs at the same time, test over 100 in parallel while reducing bottlenecks. Unlike gravity, pick-and-place, and turret type handlers, strip test handlers can handle IC chips with 0.3mm x 0.6mm dimensions and can test more than 100 devices in parallel without jams.
Segmentation by end-user and analysis of the semiconductor chip handler market
- Outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers (OSATs)
- Integrated device manufacturers (IDMs)
The OSAT segment is the largest of the chip handler market and is expected to garner close to 63% of market share by the end of the forecast period. The growth of the semiconductor industry and rising costs of packaging and testing equipment will create a high demand for automated test
Almost every step forward in technology today comes as a result of advancements in the semiconductor industry.
The semiconductor industry is one of the largest global industries, with implications in nearly every field. The ability to produce a device that is smaller, faster, and more functional than its predecessor completely depends on how far the semiconductor industry has progressed.