Friday 15 May 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Semiconductor Foundry Market 2015-2019: GlobalFoundries, Samsung Semiconductor, Semiconductor Manufacturing International, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and United Microelectronics
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Dongbu HiTek, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Powerchip Technology, Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductors, Tower Semiconductor, Vanguard International Semiconductor and WIN Semiconductor
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Portable electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets become obsolete after a short time. This is because of rapid launches of next-version models by vendors. The duration of the replacement-cycle period, on average, is 8-12 months. In the past, the replacement period was much longer. Because of the reduction in product-replacement-cycle time, the demand for semiconductor wafers in newly launched devices is expected to rise drastically, and this will increase the demand for ICs.”
According to the report, the availability of low-cost smartphones in emerging markets such as China and India and increased access to the Internet worldwide are expected to increase the shipment of smartphones. This is a significant increase from shipments in 2013 and is partly due to regional vendors introducing tablets in their home countries. Since the number of tablets sold by regional vendors will increase, it follows that semiconductor ICs, an integral part of such devices, will undergo a similar rise in demand, leading to market growth during the forecast period.
Further, the report states that the market requires high capital investment, which is a major challenge for its growth.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.