|By Business Wire||
|December 17, 2013 06:48 AM EST||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/snskj7/sic) has announced the addition of the "Global SiC Single-Crystal Technology Market Report 2013-2020" report to their offering.
Since the U.S. company, Cree, is not only dominating the SiC wafer supply for high efficiency LED applications but also holding many related patents, it is hard for other companies to enter the SiC-based LED market. With the world emerging issues such as global environmental and energy problems, one of pressing issues the power semi-conductor industry is facing is to develop technologies for electric energy, which accounts for about 35% of the total energy consumption.
Due to the excellent properties, SiC semi-conductor technologies have reached a significant level, and single crystal substrates have already been deployed in a commercial level in technologically advanced countries such as the United States, Japan, and Europe SiC semi-conductor devices. These countries are spurring research through huge projects.
The Japanese company, Rohm, which announced its plan to use SiC for all power semi-conductor production, acquired a 74.5% stake in the German SiC substrate manufacture SiCrystal from Siemens in 2009. The specialized semi-conductor application company, Power Integration, has developing applications for and HEVs and EVs, and inverters for PV/wind power generation, since it strategic investment ($30 million) into the U.S. SiC manufacturer, SemiSouth Laboratories, in 2010.
The global SiC Wafer market is expected to grow from a $52.6M business in 2012 into a $58.6M business in 2013. The market is expected to continue to grow rapidly with the annual growth rate of 2801%, hitting $87.9M in 2015 and $552.5M in 2020.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Overview of SiC
2. SiC powder
3. SiC Pellet
4. SiC single crystals
5. SiC single-crystal industry trend
6. Company trend
7. SiC Wafer market forecast (2010-2020)
- Dow Corning
- Nippon Steel
- SiC Systems
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