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Global Markets and Technologies for Compound Semiconductors -- Focus on the EMEA Region

Date : 10/11/2012 @ 5:22PM
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Global Markets and Technologies for Compound Semiconductors -- Focus on the EMEA Region

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Global Markets and Technologies for Compound Semiconductors -- Focus on the EMEA Region

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INTRODUCTION

Compound semiconductors have captured the attention of researchers, semiconductor device makers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for several years on account of their superior physical and chemical attributes in relation to silicon, the mainstream semiconductor material. The greatest value that they bring to the table is that of variety and customization. It is not surprising that compound semiconductors are the prime ingredients of some of the most complex semiconductor components ever synthesized.

Compound semiconductors occupy important places in the scheme of the manufacturing of lasers, optical components, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), filters, mixers, power amplifiers, solar panels, and other devices. The advantages that compound semiconductors offer are higher operating speed, lower power consumption, lower noise, higher operating temperature, light emission/detection, and superior photovoltaic attributes compared to silicon. Additionally, these attributes change from compound to compound, offering considerable design flexibility.

On the flip side, the variety of compounds works unfavorably in terms of scale and consequent pricing. Considering that these materials are pitted against silicon, the most widely available material with the most refined and cost-efficient fabrication process, there is a real danger of the competition being rendered lop-sided in favor of silicon.

However, it is not entirely accurate to compare and confine compound semiconductors to the benchmarks set by silicon. Compound semiconductors have a distinct character of their own and they spawn several use-cases of application that can be catered to only by them. This report is an attempt to capture the value added by compound semiconductors to the larger semiconductor component industry. The value is assessed at two levels in the component manufacturing process: the material stage and the component stage. The report assesses the value of compound semiconductor material sold to component manufacturers as well as the value of the components manufactured by these companies. The focus of the report is on the component, which has a perfect balance in the unitary nature of its composition and the diverse nature of its application.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This study has the following goals and objectives:

Measuring and forecasting the global market size for compound semiconductor–based components in value (dollar sales) and volume (shipment sales) terms.

Breaking down the global compound semiconductor component market along the following individual components in value and volume terms: lasers and optical components; LEDs; radio frequency (RF) front end and power amplifier chipsets; and solar/ photovoltaic (PV) panels and cells.

Breaking down the market for individual compound semiconductor components along the following end applications in value and volume terms: telecommunications; instrumentation and scientific research; medicine; energy, defense, and surveillance; computing and entertainment; industrial and automotive; retail; and others.

Breaking down the market for individual compound semiconductor components along the following regions in value and volume terms: the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC).

Breaking down the market for individual compound semiconductor components along the following compound semiconductor families in value and volume terms: binary II-VI, binary III-V, binary IV-IV, and others.

Breaking down the market for individual compound semiconductor components along relevant individual compound semiconductors in value terms.

Breaking down the market for individual compound semiconductor components along the following countries in value and volume terms: U.S., Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, The Netherlands, Turkey, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and South Korea.

Breaking down the market for compound semiconductor materials used in individual compound semiconductor components along the following compound semiconductor families in value terms: binary II-VI, binary III-V, binary IV-IV, and others.

Analyzing the stakeholder landscape in the compound semiconductor component value chain.

Analyzing the patenting activity involving compound semiconductor components.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Compound semiconductors provide a welcome departure from the cut-throat cost-competitive scheme of silicon fabrication. It will not be out of place to mention that the bulk of innovation on the process and device front is driven by compound semiconductors and that they occupy a disproportionately large share of this activity. It is undisputable that compound semiconductors win hands down in terms of physical and chemical attributes over silicon. It is equally clear that silicon will continue to enjoy a substantial competitive advantage in terms of operating scale and availability for the foreseeable future.

This report aims to provide a quantitative point of view with regard to the tightrope traversed by compound semiconductors. The report tries to bring out the quantitative contribution of compound semiconductors to the components driven by them, in terms of plain bill of materials (BoMs). At the same time, the report examines the value added by compound semiconductors in qualitative terms.Essentially, the report focuses on components, which can be easily quantified and whose physical attributes can be compared, contrasted, tracked and analyzed.

Each component has its own dynamics, benefits and challenges with respect to levels of adoption of compound semiconductors. On a larger note, each component has its own market momentum dictated by the health of the end-application verticals as well as relevant macroeconomic factors. When these aspects are mapped for individual countries, they produce a fascinating collage of local market conditions that add to the larger picture. This report provides a granular view of individual country markets in volume and value terms for 17 key nations spanning all global regions. There are several variables to be considered: preferred compounds, cost benefits of competing compounds, entry-level barriers, level of fragmentation, state of innovation, and attitude of governments in terms of support, as well as future avenues for market expansion. This report attempts to look at all of these factors and quantify their impact on the state of the demand for compound semiconductors and their components.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

The report measures and forecasts the size of the market in current U.S. dollars as well as in millions of shipment units for components that contain compound semiconductors as primary parts. This report also measures and forecasts dollar sales of compound semiconductor materials from 2012 through 2017.

The report forecasts the market size for the following:

Individual compound semiconductor components such as lasers and optical components; LEDs; RF power amplifier and front-end chipsets; and solar/PV cells and panels. It should be noted that in solar panel shipments one square meter of the panel is considered to be a unit. It also should be noted that the component market sizes in this report do not reflect the total market for such components, but only those portions that contain compound semiconductors as primary parts.

The above forecasts are classified in terms of vertical end applications, geographical regions, compound semiconductor families, and countries on volume and value bases; in terms of value chain contributors on a value basis; and in terms of individual key compound semiconductors on a value basis.

Additionally, the report forecasts the sales of compound semiconductor family materials for each of the individual compound semiconductor components.

The Executive Summary provides a snapshot of key findings of the report.The chapter on theory of compound semiconductors highlights important technology concepts behind compound semiconductors. It also introduces the reader to the various categories and types of compound semiconductor materials and components, as well as manufacturing and fabrication technologies.

The chapter on global markets for compound semiconductor components provides a thorough breakdown of the market for compound semiconductor materials and components. The breakdown focuses on the components that employ compound semiconductors as primary parts. This chapter also provides a comprehensive, quantitative view of the compound semiconductor material and component market.

The chapter on regional analysis for EMEA presents an overview of the region and the overall market metrics, followed by analyses of individual major countries such as Germany, France, U.K., Spain, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands and Turkey.The chapter on stakeholders highlights stakeholder categories and analyzes the activities in this domain. It also clarifies where and how stakeholders fit in the larger picture.

The U.S. Patent Analysis chapter highlights the patenting activity underway in the area of compound semiconductor components. The chapter classifies the patents awarded according to categories such as LEDs, lasers and optical components, solar panels, and RF power amplifier and front-end chipsets.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This report will be relevant to the following audiences:

Laser and optical component makers in order to analyze the market prospects for their offerings broken down by compound semiconductor families, individual compound semiconductor end applications, geographical regions, and key country markets.LED makers in order to analyze the market prospects for their offerings broken down by compound semiconductor families, individual compound semiconductor end applications, geographical regions, and key country markets.

RF power amplifier and front end makers in order to analyze the market prospects for their offerings broken down by compound semiconductor families, individual compound semiconductor end applications, geographical regions, and key country markets.

Solar/PV panel and cell makers in order to analyze the market prospects for their offerings broken down by compound semiconductor families, individual compound semiconductor end applications, geographical regions, and key country markets.

Compound semiconductor material suppliers in order to identify the potential of their output across leading component industries in the semiconductor domain.

Original equipment manufacturers and other integrators to analyze the prospects of the compound semiconductor components employed by them in their devices, equipment and products.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in this study. Industry experts were interviewed as primary sources; secondary sources included industry consortia, individual company financial statements, published opinions, and other published sources including technical dissertations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kaustubha Parkhi has worked in a broad range of functional roles with leading telecommunications operators and service providers such as Reliance Infocomm, Ramco Systems, and BPL Cellular. He has written on an array of telecommunications and electronics-related subjects based on his critical analysis of the underlying technology and its business impact. Kaustubha holds a Bachelor of Engineering (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) in Electronics and Telecommunications and a Master of Business Administration in Systems.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2

SCOPE OF THE REPORT 2

INTENDED AUDIENCE 3

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 4

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 4

RELATED BCC REPORTS 4

BCC ON-LINE SERVICES 4

DISCLAIMER 5

CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7

SUMMARY TABLE DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR

COMPONENTS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 7

SUMMARY FIGURE DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR

COMPONENTS, BY REGION, 2010-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 8

CHAPTER 3 THEORY OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS 11

OVERVIEW 11

WHAT ARE SEMICONDUCTORS? 11

THE CHEMISTRY OF SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENTS 12

MECHANICS OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS 13

LATTICE PARAMETER 14

BAND GAP ENGINEERING 14

HETEROSTRUCTURE AND HETEROJUNCTIONS 15

ADVANTAGES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS 15

TABLE 1 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MAJOR COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS

(COMPARED TO SILICON) 16

INTRODUCTION TO TYPES 16

GROUP III-V: NITRIDES, ANTIMONIDES, PHOSPHIDES AND ARSENIDES 16

TABLE 2 GROUP III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION 17

Gallium Arsenide 17

Indium Phosphide 18

Gallium Nitride 18

GROUP II-VI: OXIDES, SULFIDES, SELENIDES AND TELLURIDES 18

TABLE 3 GROUP II-VI COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION 18

Zinc Selenide 19

Cadmium Telluride 19

Cadmium Zinc Telluride 19

Mercury Cadmium Telluride 19

GROUP IV: SILICON-BASED COMPOUNDS AND ALLOYS 19

TABLE 4 GROUP IV COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS 20

Silicon Germanium 20

Silicon Carbide 20

OTHERS 21

TABLE 5 OTHER COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION 21

MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES 21

SINGLE-CRYSTAL PRODUCTION 21

Czochralski (CZ) Method 22

Liquid-Encapsulated Czochralski (LEC) Method 22

Vertical Gradient Freeze (VGF) Method 22

WAFER MANUFACTURING 22

DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGIES 22

Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) 22

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) 23

CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKETS FOR COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR—BASED

COMPONENTS 25

OVERALL MARKET FORECASTS 26

REGIONAL BREAKDOWN 26

TABLE 6 SHIPMENT SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY

REGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 26

END APPLICATIONS 27

TABLE 7 DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY

END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 27

TABLE 8 SHIPMENT SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY

END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 28

MATERIAL CATEGORY 29

TABLE 9 DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY

MATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 29

TABLE 10 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR GLOBAL

COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY MATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017

($ MILLIONS)

30

COMPONENTS 31

TABLE 11 DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY

COMPONENT, THROUGH 2017 31

TABLE 12 SHIPMENT SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS,

BY COMPONENT, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 32

TABLE 13 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR GLOBAL

COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY COMPONENTS, THROUGH 2017 ($

MILLIONS)

33

LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS 33

MARKET DYNAMICS 33

Regions 34

TABLE 14 DOLLAR SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY REGION, THROUGH

2017 ($ MILLIONS) 34

TABLE 15 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY REGION,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 34

End Applications 35

TABLE 16 DOLLAR SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY END APPLICATION,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 35

TABLE 17 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY END

APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 36

Material Category 37

TABLE 18 DOLLAR SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY MATERIAL

CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 37

TABLE 19 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS FOR

LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 38

TABLE 20 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR LASERS AND

OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY MATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 39

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 40

OPERATING PRINCIPLE OF LASERS 40

POPULATION INVERSION 41

COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS IN LASER AND OPTICAL

COMPONENTS‘DIODE LASERS 41

Why Are Compound Semiconductors Preferred over Silicon? 42

Activation Methodologies of Diode Lasers 44

Changes in Diode Laser Operations 44

Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) 46

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) 47

MARKET DYNAMICS 47

Regions 48

TABLE 21 DOLLAR SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY REGION, THROUGH

2017 ($ MILLIONS) 48

TABLE 22 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY REGION, THROUGH

2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 48

End Applications 49

TABLE 23 DOLLAR SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY END APPLICATION,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 49

TABLE 24 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY END APPLICATION,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 50

Material Category 51

TABLE 25 DOLLAR SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY MATERIAL CATEGORY,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 51

TABLE 26 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR

COMPONENTS FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS), THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 52

TABLE 27 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS), THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 53

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 54

Appealing Factors 54

COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS AND LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) 54

High-Brightness Light-Emitting Diode (HB LED) 55

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIERS AND FRONT END CHIPSETS 55

MARKET DYNAMICS 55

Regions 55

TABLE 28 DOLLAR SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT

END CHIPSETS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 56

TABLE 29 SHIPMENT SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT

END CHIPSETS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 56

End Applications 57

TABLE 30 DOLLAR SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT

END CHIPSETS, BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 57

TABLE 31 SHIPMENT SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT

END CHIPSETS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 58

Material Category 59

TABLE 32 DOLLAR SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT

END CHIPSETS BY MATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 59

TABLE 33 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR

COMPONENTS FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT END

CHIPSETS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS)

60

TABLE 34 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR RADIO

FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT END CHIPSETS, THROUGH 2017 ($

MILLIONS)

61

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 61

OPERATING PRINCIPLE 62

ROLE PLAYED BY COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS 62

SOLAR/PV PANELS 62

MARKET DYNAMICS 62

Regions 62

TABLE 35 DOLLAR SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 62

Feed-in Tariff (FIT)'Tying Governments in Knots 63

TABLE 36 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS

OF SQ. METERS) 63

End Applications 64

TABLE 37 DOLLAR SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS, BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 ($

MILLIONS) 64

TABLE 38 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SQUARE METER AREA OF SOLAR PANELS, BY END

APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 65

Material Category 66

TABLE 39 DOLLAR SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS, BY SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, THROUGH

2017 ($ MILLIONS) 66

TABLE 40 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR

COMPONENTS FOR SOLAR PANELS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 67

TABLE 41 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL FOR SOLAR

PANELS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 68

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 68

Traditional Solar Cells 68

COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS AND SOLAR CELLS 69

Thin-Film Solar Cells 69

Multi-Junction Solar Cells 70

Concentrated Photovoltaic (PV) Cells 70

CHAPTER 5 REGIONAL ANALYSIS-EMEA 72

SNAPSHOT OF KEY COUNTRY MARKETS IN THE REGION 72

TABLE 42 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO MAJOR

COUNTRY MARKETS IN THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 72

TABLE 43 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO MAJOR

COUNTRY MARKETS IN THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 73

DETAILED MARKET METRICS 73

TABLE 44 SALES OF LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS TO THE EMEA REGION,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 74

TABLE 45 SALES OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) TO THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH

2017 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 74

TABLE 46 SALES OF RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIERS AND FRONT END

CHIPSETS TO THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 75

TABLE 47 SALES OF SOLAR PANELS TO THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($

MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 76

MAJOR COUNTRY PROFILES 76

GERMANY 77

Quantitative Data 77

TABLE 48 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO GERMANY,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 77

TABLE 49 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO

GERMANY, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 77

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 78

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 78

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 79

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 79

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 79

FRANCE 80

Quantitative Data 80

TABLE 50 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO FRANCE,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 80

TABLE 51 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO FRANCE,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 80

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 81

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 81

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 81

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 82

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 82

U.K. 82

Quantitative Data 82

TABLE 52 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THE U.K.,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 83

TABLE 53 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THE U.K.,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 83

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 83

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 84

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 84

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 84

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 85

ITALY 85

Quantitative Data 85

TABLE 54 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO ITALY,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 85

TABLE 55 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO ITALY,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 86

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 86

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 86

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 87

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 87

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 87

RUSSIA 88

Quantitative Data 88

TABLE 56 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO RUSSIA,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 88

TABLE 57 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO RUSSIA,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 88

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 89

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 89

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 89

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 90

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 90

SPAIN 90

Quantitative Data 90

TABLE 58 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO SPAIN,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 91

TABLE 59 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO SPAIN,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 91

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 91

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 92

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 92

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 92

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 93

THE NETHERLANDS 93

Quantitative Data 93

TABLE 60 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THE

NETHERLANDS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 93

TABLE 61 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THE

NETHERLANDS, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 94

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 94

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 94

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 95

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 95

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 95

TURKEY 95

Quantitative Data 95

TABLE 62 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO TURKEY,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 96

TABLE 63 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO TURKEY,

THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 96

Macroeconomic Overview and Health of End-User Application Verticals 96

Market Dynamics for Lasers and Optical Components 97

Market Dynamics for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) 97

Market Dynamics for Radio Frequency (RF) Power Amplifiers and Front End

Chipsets 97

Market Dynamics for Solar/Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 98

CHAPTER 6 MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS AND KEY COMPANIES 100

COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL SUPPLIERS 100

PROCESS SPECIALISTS 101

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (LED) MAKERS 101

SOLAR/PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) PANEL MAKERS 101

DIODE LASER AND OPTICAL COMPONENT MAKERS 102

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) FRONT END AND POWER AMPLIFIER CHIPSET MAKERS 102

PROFILES OF KEY COMPANIES 103

II-VI INC 103

Introduction 103

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 103

Analysis and Prospects 104

AEROTECH INC. 104

Introduction 104

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 104

Analysis and Prospects 105

AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC. 105

Introduction 105

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 105

Analysis and Prospects 105

ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL LABS 106

Introduction 106

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 106

Analysis and Prospects 106

ANADIGICS 106

Introduction 107

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 107

Analysis and Prospects 107

APPLIED OPTRONICS 107

Introduction 107

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 108

Analysis and Prospects 108

BLUE SKY RESEARCH 108

Introduction 108

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 108

Analysis and Prospects 108

CREE INC. 109

Introduction 109

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 109

Analysis and Prospects 109

FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTORS 109

Introduction 109

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 110

Analysis and Prospects 110

FIRST SOLAR 110

Introduction 110

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 110

Analysis and Prospects 111

FRANKFURT LASERS 111

Introduction 111

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 111

Analysis and Prospects 111

FREESCALE 112

Introduction 112

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 112

Analysis and Prospects 112

GE 112

Introduction 112

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 113

Analysis and Prospects 113

HITACHI CABLE 113

Introduction 113

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 113

Analysis and Prospects 114

HRL LABORATORIES 114

Introduction 114

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 114

Analysis and Prospects 114

IBM 115

Introduction 115

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 115

Analysis and Prospects 115

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES 115

Introduction 115

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 116

Analysis and Prospects 116

JDS UNIPHASE CORP. 116

Introduction 116

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 116

Analysis and Prospects 116

NICHIA 117

Introduction 117

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 117

Analysis and Prospects 117

NXP SEMICONDUCTOR 117

Introduction 118

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 118

Analysis and Prospects 118

OCLARO 118

Introduction 118

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 118

Analysis and Prospects 119

OPTOGAN 119

Introduction 119

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 119

Analysis and Prospects 119

OSRAM 120

Introduction 120

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 120

Analysis and Prospects 120

QPC LASERS 120

Introduction 121

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 121

Analysis and Prospects 121

RADIO FREQUENCY MICRO DEVICES (RFMD) 121

Introduction 121

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 121

Analysis and Prospects 122

RAYTHEON 122

Introduction 122

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 122

Analysis and Prospects 122

SHARP 123

Introduction 123

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 123

Analysis and Prospects 123

SHOWA DENKO 123

Introduction 123

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 124

Analysis and Prospects 124

SKYWORKS 124

Introduction 124

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 124

Analysis and Prospects 124

SPECTROLAB (A SUBSIDIARY OF BOEING) 125

Introduction 125

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 125

Analysis and Prospects 125

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE INNOVATIONS (SEDI) 125

Introduction 126

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 126

Analysis and Prospects 126

TOYODA GOSEI 126

Introduction 126

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 126

Analysis and Prospects 126

TRIQUINT 127

Introduction 127

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 127

Analysis and Prospects 127

TSMC 127

Introduction 127

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 128

Analysis and Prospects 128

XEROX PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER (PARC) 128

Introduction 128

Role in the Compound Semiconductor Value Chain 128

Analysis and Prospects 129

CHAPTER 7 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 131

INTRODUCTION 131

TRENDS BY FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES 132

TABLE 64 U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY PATENT CATEGORY, 1976

THROUGH MAY 2012 135

TRENDS BY YEAR 135

TABLE 65 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY YEAR OF GRANT,

1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 (NUMBER OF PATENTS AWARDED) 135

TRENDS BY COUNTRY 136

TABLE 66 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY COUNTRY OF

GRANT, 1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 (%/NO.) 136

TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE 136

TABLE 67 LIST OF ASSIGNEES FOR THE U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS,

1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 137

TABLE 68 ASSIGNEES OF FOUR OR MORE U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND

SEMICONDUCTORS, 1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 139

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORCOMPONENTS, BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 7TABLE 1 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MAJOR COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS(COMPARED TO SILICON) 16TABLE 2 GROUP III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION 17TABLE 3 GROUP II-VI COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION 18TABLE 4 GROUP IV COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS 20TABLE 5 OTHER COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION 21TABLE 6 SHIPMENT SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BYREGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 26TABLE 7 DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BYEND APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 27TABLE 8 SHIPMENT SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BYEND APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 28TABLE 9 DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BYMATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 29TABLE 10 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR GLOBALCOMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY MATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS)30TABLE 11 DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BYCOMPONENT, THROUGH 2017 31TABLE 12 SHIPMENT SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BYCOMPONENT, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 32TABLE 13 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR GLOBALCOMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, BY COMPONENTS, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS)33TABLE 14 DOLLAR SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY REGION, THROUGH2017 ($ MILLIONS) 34TABLE 15 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY REGION,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 34TABLE 16 DOLLAR SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY END APPLICATION,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 35TABLE 17 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY ENDAPPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 36TABLE 18 DOLLAR SALES FOR LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY MATERIALCATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 37TABLE 19 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS FOR LASERSAND OPTICAL COMPONENTS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 38TABLE 20 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR LASERS ANDOPTICAL COMPONENTS, BY MATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 39TABLE 21 DOLLAR SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY REGION, THROUGH 2017($ MILLIONS) 48TABLE 22 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY REGION, THROUGH2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 48TABLE 23 DOLLAR SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY END APPLICATION,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 49TABLE 24 SHIPMENT SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY END APPLICATION,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 50TABLE 25 DOLLAR SALES FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) BY MATERIAL CATEGORY,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 51TABLE 26 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTSFOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS), THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 52TABLE 27 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FORLIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS), THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 53TABLE 28 DOLLAR SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT ENDCHIPSETS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 56TABLE 29 SHIPMENT SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONTEND CHIPSETS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 56TABLE 30 DOLLAR SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT ENDCHIPSETS, BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 57TABLE 31 SHIPMENT SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONTEND CHIPSETS BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 58TABLE 32 DOLLAR SALES FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT ENDCHIPSETS BY MATERIAL CATEGORY, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 59TABLE 33 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTSFOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT END CHIPSETS, THROUGH2017 ($ MILLIONS)60TABLE 34 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS FOR RADIOFREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIER AND FRONT END CHIPSETS, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS)61TABLE 35 DOLLAR SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 62TABLE 36 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OFSQ. METERS) 63TABLE 37 DOLLAR SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS, BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS) 64TABLE 38 SHIPMENT SALES FOR SQUARE METER AREA OF SOLAR PANELS, BY ENDAPPLICATION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 65TABLE 39 DOLLAR SALES FOR SOLAR PANELS, BY SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, THROUGH2017 ($ MILLIONS) 66TABLE 40 DOLLAR SALES OF KEY INDIVIDUAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTSFOR SOLAR PANELS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 67TABLE 41 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL FOR SOLAR PANELS,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 68TABLE 42 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO MAJORCOUNTRY MARKETS IN THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 72TABLE 43 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO MAJORCOUNTRY MARKETS IN THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 73TABLE 44 SALES OF LASERS AND OPTICAL COMPONENTS TO THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH2017 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 74TABLE 45 SALES OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) TO THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH2017 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 74TABLE 46 SALES OF RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) POWER AMPLIFIERS AND FRONT ENDCHIPSETS TO THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 75TABLE 47 SALES OF SOLAR PANELS TO THE EMEA REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF UNITS) 76TABLE 48 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO GERMANY,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 77TABLE 49 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO GERMANY,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 77TABLE 50 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO FRANCE,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 80TABLE 51 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO FRANCE,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 80TABLE 52 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THE U.K.,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 83TABLE 53 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THE U.K.,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 83TABLE 54 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO ITALY,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 85TABLE 55 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO ITALY,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 86TABLE 56 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO RUSSIA,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 88TABLE 57 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO RUSSIA,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 88TABLE 58 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO SPAIN,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 91TABLE 59 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO SPAIN,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 91TABLE 60 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THENETHERLANDS, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 93TABLE 61 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO THENETHERLANDS, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 94TABLE 62 DOLLAR SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO TURKEY,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 96TABLE 63 SHIPMENT SALES OF COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS TO TURKEY,THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 96TABLE 64 U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY PATENT CATEGORY, 1976THROUGH MAY 2012 135TABLE 65 U.S. PATENT TRENDS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY YEAR OF GRANT,1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 (NUMBER OF PATENTS AWARDED) 135TABLE 66 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS BY COUNTRY OFGRANT, 1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 (%/NO.) 136TABLE 67 LIST OF ASSIGNEES FOR THE U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS,1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 137TABLE 68 ASSIGNEES OF FOUR OR MORE U.S. PATENTS IN COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTORS,1976 THROUGH MAY 2012 139

LIST OF FIGURES

SUMMARY FIGURE DOLLAR SALES FOR GLOBAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR

COMPONENTS, BY REGION, 2010-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 8

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