Overview of the global back end of the line semiconductor equipment market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global back end of the line (BEOL) semiconductor equipment market will grow moderately during the predicted period and will post a revenue of more than USD 13 billion by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the miniaturization of electronic devices as one of the primary growth factors for this market. The recent years have seen an increasing demand for compact electronic devices from several sectors such as communication, automotive, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare. This has induced the semiconductor manufacturers to invest in their R&D to reduce the size and increase the performance of ICs, which, in turn, has led to the emergence of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and 3D chip packaging. Also, the increasing number of interconnects and transistors in the existing space on the ICs requires finer deposition, which in turn, will create the demand for BEOL semiconductor equipment.
Analysts have predicted that APAC will be the major revenue contributor to the region during the forecast period and will account for more than 73% of the total market shares by 2020. The presence of a number of semiconductor foundries in the region and the constantly increasing demand for semiconductor equipment from countries such as Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Japan will
Outlook of the global USB car charger market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global USB car charger market to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4% during the forecast period. Since this market is an integral part of the global automobile industry, an increase in the global automobile sales will indirectly propel the growth of the USB car charger market during the forecast period. Though the automobile industry is facing several challenges, the overall production and shipments of vehicles are anticipated to increase on a year-on-year basis. The USB car charger is an added accessory that helps an individual to easily charge a cell phone in the car, instead of finding another power source.
The advent of multichannel retailing is a key factor that will impel the prospects for growth in this market. The primary objective of using multichannel retailing is to enhance the consumer experience by giving them a choice to buy products based on their convenience. Factors such as the sale of USB car chargers using such retailing options and the high demand for USB car chargers due to rising adoption of smartphones and tablets will spur growth in this market during the forecast period.
Geographical segmentation of the USB car charger market
In this market research, analysts have estimated the Americas to be the largest market for USB car chargers during the forecast period. The market in this region is saturated and is, therefore, anticipated to grow moderately at a CAGR of around 1% during the forecast period. Factors such as the early adoption of smartphones and tablets and the proliferation of mobile internet will impel market growth in this region. However, it has been estimated that regions like the APAC will surpass
Overview of the global water quality sensors market
Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global water quality sensors market will grow steadily during the forecast period and will post a CAGR of more than 7% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the demand for high production in aqua businesses as one of the primary growth factors for this market. Nitrogen provides nutrients and metabolites such as ammonia and nitrite and plays an important role in aquaculture as algae and other aquatic plant life survive on nitrogen and phosphorus. However, an excess availability of nitrogen results in an algal bloom that elevates the amount of toxins and bacteria, which will have a significant impact on the quality of water and food resources. Moreover, the availability of excess nitrogen and phosphorus lowers the amount of the oxygen needed by fish and aquatic life to survive. Monitoring water quality becomes mandatory in aquaculture and water quality meters can be used to provide real-time data and also warn aquaculture farmers on the excess availability of nitrogen and other metabolites.
Nanoparticles are less than 100nm in size and can be used to detect single cells and particles at the atomic level which enables nanoparticle-based sensing platforms to offer better sensitivity compared to the existing platforms at a much shorter time. Nanotechnology will allow the miniaturization of sensors and also helps in simultaneously monitoring multiple variables. As a result, the coming years will witness an increase in the adoption of nanotechnology in water quality testing equipment.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The market is characterized by the presence of a number of players who provide
Global outlook for the semiconductor packaging equipment market
Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global semiconductor packaging equipment market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 8% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the growth of wireless computing devices along with the advent of IoT to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. The recent years have seen a rapid increase in the demand for high-performance devices with reliable and highly portable computing platforms. IoT uses sensors and actuators to collect and transmit data from wireless computing devices to a centralized location in real-time. The increasing adoption of IoT in the consumer electronics and automotive sectors will drive the demand for wireless devices. These wireless computing devices require a high level of integration, as a result of which, semiconductor manufacturers have started developing new designs to support multiple applications on a single platform. Such developments will lead to the purchase of new IC packaging equipment that can match the changing technological environment.
This market research and analysis states that in terms of geography, APAC will dominate the market during the forecast period and will account for more than 72% of the total market shares by 2020. This is mainly due to the presence of several major foundries that invest heavily in revamping their production lines, subsequently creating the demand for production equipment. Owing to the presence of major consumer electronics manufacturers, this region is the largest consumer of semiconductor devices, which will also drive the demand for
Overview of the global front end of the line semiconductor equipment market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global front end of the line semiconductor equipment market will grow steadily and post a CAGR of around 2% by 2020.One of the significant factors leading to this market’s steady growth will be the evolution of the advanced consumer electronics market globally. It has been observed that most manufacturers are investing in the development of advanced home electronic appliances that can be used in smart homes with the help of applications installed on users’ smartphones. Additionally, with the implementation of IoT (Internet of Things), will lead to the introduction of the latest applications, with rich content, accessible by high-speed internet and smart wearables, such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and smart fabrics. With the help of improved innovations, the manufacturers will focus on bringing better consumer products with enhanced functionalities to the market.
Market researchers predict that APAC will be the largest in the market and will post a CAGR of approximately 2% by 2020. The increasing demand for FEOL (front-end-of-line) semiconductor equipment will lead to the growth of this market in the APAC region. The presence of major vendors such as Samsung, Sony, LG, Toshiba, and Panasonic will help in the generation of maximum revenues and overall development of the region. Also, China will be the leading country in the global market for the production and sale of low-cost smartphones.
Overview of the Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Wafer Market
Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) is widely used in semiconductor devices, such as infrared light-emitting diodes, monolithic microwave ICs, microwave frequency ICs, solar cells, optical windows, and laser diodes. It is increasingly used as a replacement for silicon wafer due to its electronic properties. With the emergence of new mobile telecommunication standards like 4G and 5G, consumers are now opting for higher bandwidth applications and services. Mobile data traffic is increasing due to high demand for bandwidth-based services and applications and a growing market of handheld devices. At present, 2G and 3G networks account for a large share of mobile data traffic globally. However, over the next four years, the share is likely to decline to less than one-third of all mobile data traffic due to the rapid uptake of 4G network, which is nearly ten times faster than 3G. Moreover, IT professionals and large enterprises are opting for cloud storage, leading to an increase in the usage of cloud services such as Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, and SAP. This is expected to result in elevated bandwidth demand and network requirements, which, in turn, will drive this market’s growth in the coming years. According to the market research analysts at Technavio, the global GaAs wafer market will grow at an impressive CAGR of close to 13% over the forecast period.
One of the emerging trends anticipated to boost the adoption of GaAs wafers during the predicted period is the increase in the size of the GaAs wafer. The global semiconductor industry has experienced a consistent shift in wafer sizes over the last 40 years. The
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.