Cost Pressures in the Semiconductor Industry to Drive Demand for Silicon Reclaim Wafers, According to a Soon to be Released Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the launch of a comprehensive primary research program studying the global market for “Silicon Reclaim Wafers”. The soon to be released report identifies growing cost pressures in the semiconductor industry and developments in wafer reclamation processes, as key market driving forces.

Silicon Reclaim Wafers: A Global Multi-Client Research Initiative

Follow us on LinkedIn – GIA invites senior industry executives, domain experts, technologists and market strategists to participate in a comprehensive global research initiative studying the Silicon Reclaim Wafers markets. The study will examine key drivers and trends impacting the market such as growing popularity of reclaimed wafers against a backdrop of growing pressure in the semiconductor industry to reduce materials costs; rising concerns over the environmental impact of semiconductor manufacturing and the ensuing tightening of regulations; technology developments in wafer recycling processes; and increasing investments in establishment of new reclamation plants.

Defined as reclaim grade silicon wafers which have been reclaimed, etched or polished for use in manufacturing for the second time, Silicon Reclaim Wafers are witnessing strong growth against a backdrop of increasing prices of virgin silicon wafers. Growing use of silicon reclaim wafers as test wafers for metrology, testing, monitoring and controlling of semiconductor fabrication lines and processes, is emerging as a key driver fuelling sales in the market. In addition, the relatively robust electronics industry and the ensuing steady demand for semiconductors are poised to benefit growth in the market in the coming years. Growing cost pressures in the semiconductor industry are providing recycled silicon wafers an opportunity to create value in the supply chain. Rising raw material and labor costs, escalating energy prices, and increasing price sensitivity of end-user industries, are exerting significant pressure on corporate profitability. With chip manufacturers shifting their focus towards increasing efficiency, enhancing productivity, and reducing costs, silicon reclaim wafers are gaining widespread adoption. Japan and South Korea remain large markets for reclaim grade silicon wafers, given the large installed base of fabrication plants in these countries.

Technology developments are also expected spur growth by increasing reclamation yields, reducing reclaim cycle time, improving the quality of reclaimed wafers, and by reducing erosion in substrate thickness while simultaneously increasing the number of times the wafer can be recycled. The study estimates Silicon Reclaim Wafers to be a multi-million dollar market worldwide, while more precise market-size and growth projections for a 14-year period will be made available during the 2nd stage of report preparation, and data analysis.

The research and analyses will be released shortly in the form of a comprehensive research report. The report by design, will attempt to provide exhaustive analysis, data, trends, market share, market size, statistics, forecasts and competitive intelligence. The report is modeled to offer precise and unbiased, actionable market insights including in-depth segmentation of market sub-sectors, demand estimates and projections and analysis of trends in each of the sectors, identification of leading players, and the competitive structure, among others.

Developed for Semiconductor Manufactures, Wafer Reclaim & Recovery Service Providers, Strategic Planners, Business Development Executives, Management Consultants, Investment Bankers, Consulting Firms, Marketing & Sales Executives, C-Level Decision Makers, Market Strategists and Technology Domain Experts, the report helps identify the biggest opportunities in this space and offers accurate latent demand forecasting that empowers quantitative decision making among existing market players and new entrants.

For more details about how you can participate, please click here.

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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