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Epitaxial Wafer Market Segmentation, Business Revenue, Future Plans & Application by 2026
Epitaxial Wafer Market Enhancement and Growth
Rate Analysis 2026
Epitaxial Wafer Market study provides key insights about market drivers,
restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional
outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading players.
The global epitaxial wafer market was valued at US$ 2.79 billion in 2017 and is projected to
reach US$ 7.83 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 12.4% over the forecast period, according
to Global Epitaxial Wafer Market Report, by Deposition Type (Heteroepitaxy and
Homeoepitaxy), by Wafer Size (50mm to 100mm, 100mm to 150mm, and above 150mm), by
Application (LED Semiconductor, Power Semiconductor, and MEMS-based Devices), and by
Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, The Middle East, and Africa),
published by Coherent Market Insights.
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An epitaxial wafer (also called epi wafer, epi-wafer, or epiwafer) is a wafer of semiconducting
material made by epitaxial growth (epitaxy) for use in photonics, microelectronics, spintronics,
or photovoltaics. The epi layer may be the same material as the substrate, typically
monocrystaline silicon, or it may be a more exotic material with specific desirable qualities.
The market for epitaxial wafer is segmented on the basis of deposition type which includes
heteroepitaxy and homeoepitaxy, which are the two prime methods used for epitaxial
deposition. A film or layer is deposited on a substrate of dissimilar composition and is known
as heteroepitaxy deposition. Laying a film or layer on a surface or substrate of a similar level of
conformation is known as homoepitaxy. Growing demand for high end semiconductor
equipment and devices and energy efficient LED lights is fueling growth of the market for
epitaxial wafer, globally. Increasing focus on reducing the overall consumption of electricity
along with growing awareness of green technology among consumers have compelled
manufacturers to adopt eco-friendly and energy-efficient lighting for example LED lighting.
Some of the major factors responsible for growing dependence on epitaxial deposition are
reduction in the device failure at the time of implementation, and inspection of the epitaxial
layer which makes it free of imperfections. For instance, it has been observed that the addition
of an epitaxial layer on a transistor raises its breakdown voltage and increases the transistor's
switching speed. Furthermore, some of the benefits of epitaxial wafers include controlled
doping profile in a device structure and better physical properties.
Homoepitaxy is when the same material (or polytype) as the substrate is grown for example: Si
on Si, 4H-SiC on 4H-SiC. Heteroepitaxy is when a different material (or polytype) from the
substrate is grown for example: GaN on sapphire, 3C-SiC on 6H-SiC.
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Among wafer size, 50mm to 100mm sized wafers was the dominant segment in the
market in 2017 and is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period.
This is owing to increasing preference of LED chip manufacturers from 2-inch to 4-inch
wafer process, which will drive demand for these wafer sizes for application in consumer
Among application, LED semiconductor segment accounted for the largest share in 2017
and is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period as well. This is
owing to growing demand for energy efficient products and advancements in technology
such as organic light-emitting diode and favorable price fluctuation in LEDs.
Key Takeaways of the Market:
According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, Asia Pacific is the largest and fastest
growing region in the global epitaxial wafer market, owing to high presence of numerous
semiconductor wafer companies such as TSMC, Samsung, and SMIC, in the region.
The key vendors in the market includes EpiWorks Inc., GlobalWafers Japan Co. Ltd., Nichia
Corporation, and SHOWA DENKO K.K.
Some of the other prominent players operating in the epitaxial wafer market include
Siltronic AG, Desert Silicon Inc., Electronics and Materials Corporation Ltd., Intelligent
Epitaxy Wafer Size Inc., IQE plc., Jenoptic AG, MOSPEC Semiconductor Corp Corporation,
Norstel AB, Ommic S.A., Silicon Valley Microelectronics Inc., SVT Associates Inc.,
UniversalWafer Inc., Wafer Works Corporation, Xiamen Powerway Advanced Materials
Co. Ltd., and Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. Ltd.
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