Silicon On Insulator (SOI) Market by Wafer Type (RF-SOI, PD-SOI, FD-SOI, Others), Technology (BESOI, SiMOX, Smart Cut, ELTRAN, SoS), Product (RF FEM, MEMS, Power, Optical Communication, Image Sensing), Application (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Datacom and Telecom, Military and Defense, Aerospace, Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2019-2030)

BMIRE00026208 | Pages: 100 | Electronics and Semiconductor | Sep 2022 | Type: Global | Status: Published

The market is expected to cross US$ 989.21 million in 2022 and is projected to hit US$ 3,984.29 million by 2030, recording a CAGR of 16.7% during the forecast period.

Rising adoption of AI and ML in consumer electronics drives the market growth over the forecast period.

SOI wafers witness great potential in consumer electronics. In the last few years, with the development of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the consumer electronics industry has been leading the pack by using these technologies in its products. Additionally, For organizations that want to improve their customer experience, including AI and ML in their operations enables them to explore new growth prospects. These tech-powered innovative technologies have found their way into all consumer electronic goods. Furthermore, conventional devices such as smartphones, TVs, cameras, speakers, etc., are all gaining acceptance, but voice-enabled devices, smart wearables, and smart TVs are in high demand. 

SOI wafers are suitable materials for manufacturing devices for AI, ML, and several other wireless applications. Additionally, AI and ML are also deployed by SOI wafer manufacturing companies to upsurge production and produce wafers with improved quality. Furthermore, AI makes intelligent electronic devices to make judgments like a human brain based on information collected via sensors through machine learning. Moreover, By 2030, data processing at the edge, which currently accounts for only a small percentage of the total data handled, will account for 45% of all data processed, lowering latency and propelling security. Edge computing and cloud AI are both crucial, and the adoption of both is anticipated to grow significantly. AI will likely become a part of nearly every application and electrical device and will be a primary semiconductor driver over the forecast period.

Within the report, the market is segmented into equipment wafer type, technology, product, application, and geography. By wafer type, the market is segmented into RF-SOI, PD-SOI, FD-SOI, Others. Based on technology, the market is segmented into BESOI, SIMOX, Smart cut, ELTRAN, SoS. Based on product, the market is segmented into RF FEM, MEMS, Power, Optical Communication, Image Sensing. Based on application, the market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, datacom and telecom, military and defense, aerospace, others.  Geographically, the market is sub-segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

Growing adoption of SOI wafer-based devices in the automotive industry creates lucrative growth opportunities for the market.

The growing investments in ADAS and automatic cars have provided immense growth opportunities for chip manufacturers in the automotive segment. The automotive segment has witnessed lucrative growth potentials in the chip market globally. Additionally, the recent technological developments in the automotive market, along with emerging features and the growing usage of sensors, fuel the growth in the SOI market. For instance, ADAS and automatic cars require high-speed, low-power, compact electronic devices for their operations. Thus, SOI wafers are used to fulfill such requirements. SOI wafers can combine high-voltage and low-voltage components on a single chip, saving space and money, simplifying designs and models, enhancing functioning, reducing development costs, and speeding up time to market. SOI also provides innovative methods for well-established technologies such as IoT, AI, and ML. Moreover, FD-SOI semiconductor technology enables the scalability of planar semiconductor devices with unique body-bias capability. FD-SOI technology offers the best energy efficiency, the highest performance of integrated RF, and superior reliability ICs for automotive applications.

Growing demand for 5G mobile connections is Another Major Factor Accelerating the Silicon on insulator (SOI) market Growth.

The rising demand for 5G mobile communication is one of the major factors fueling the Silicon on Insulator (SOI) Market growth. There is an upsurge in demand for better mobile data in many regions. Additionally, with the help of a 5G mobile connection, telecom apps, and data communication services are operational. The emergence of 5G has caused a boom in the telecommunications sector. The majority of silicon-on-insulator-based gadgets in the market are smartphones. Thus, the Silicon on Insulator market advantages from the switch to 5G in the telecoms industry. Moreover, the good user experience, low latency, and high reliability of consumer electronics fuel the market growth over the forecast period.

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Recent Strategic Developments in Silicon on insulator (SOI) market

The silicon on insulator (SOI) market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • In Aug 2021, Tower Semiconductor Ltd. and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. partnered to launch the silicon-validated SP4T RF-SOI switch reference design flow with the help of Cadence Virtuoso Design Platform and RF Solution.
  • In June 2021, STMicroelectronics N.V. launched the Stellar SR6 automotive microcontrollers for automotive-industry players for the next generation of advanced vehicle electronics.

The silicon on insulator (SOI) market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. Applied Materials Inc., Arm Limited, NXP Semiconductors, GlobalFoundries, GlobalWafers, IBM, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation, United Microelectronics Corporation, Tower Semiconductor., are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Silicon on insulator (SOI) manufacturers
  • Raw material providers
  • Silicon On Insulator providers
  • Silicon on insulator (SOI) -related service providers
  • Silicon on insulator (SOI) -related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Electronics component suppliers
  • Silicon on insulator (SOI) and devices distributors and sales firms
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Wafer Type
    • RF-SOI
    • PD-SOI
    • FD-SOI
    • Others
  • Technology
    • BESOI
    • SiMOX
    • Smart Cut
    • ELTRAN
    • SoS
  • Product
    • RF FEM
    • MEMS
    • Power
    • Optical Communication
    • Image Sensing
  • Application
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Datacom and Telecom
    • Military and Defense
    • Aerospace
    • Others
  • Region
    • North America
      • US
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  • Companies profiled
    • Applied Materials Inc.
    • Arm Limited
    • NXP Semiconductors
    •  GlobalFoundries
    •  GlobalWafers
    •  IBM
    •  Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    •  Sony Corporation
    •  United Microelectronics Corporation
    •  Tower Semiconductor

Companies profiled

- Applied Materials Inc.

- Arm Limited

- NXP Semiconductors

- GlobalFoundries

- GlobalWafers


- Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

- Sony Corporation

- United Microelectronics Corporation

- Tower Semiconductor

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