SUMCO CORPORATION, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Siltronic AG, IBM CORPORATION and GlobalWafers Japan Co. Ltd. are dominating the Global Silicon On Insulator Market in 2018


The company was founded in 1999, and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in manufacturing and sales of silicon wafers for semiconductor industry. The product categories are Monocrystalline Ingot, Polished Wafer (PW), Annealed Wafer (AW), Epitaxial Wafer (EW), Junction Isolated Wafer (JIW), Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Wafer. The Lubrizol Corporation has global presence Asia (Japan), North America and Europe.

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  • In November, Sumco Corporation announced the termination of the long term agreement with the Osaka Titenium Technologies Co. Ltd. for the purchase of polysilicon which is the raw material of silicon wafers.

Some of the subsidiaries of the company are SUMCO Phoenix Corporation (U.S.), SUMCO Europe Sales Plc (U.K.), FORMOSA SUMCO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (Taiwan), PT. SUMCO Indonesia (Indonesia), SUMCO Singapore Pte.Ltd. (Singapore), SUMCO Shanghai Corporation (China), SUMCO Korea Corporation (South Korea).

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co.

The company was established in 1926 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in the manufacturing and sales of the chemical and semiconductor products for the different industries. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. has global presence in Japan, U.S., Asia/Oceania, U.S., Europe and Middle East and Africa.

  • In September, Shin-Etsu Chemical announced the investment of USD 996.6 Million (110 Billion Yen) in the facility investment for its silicon business. This investment will expand the production capacity of silicon monomer, various types of silicon fluids, resins and rubber end products.

Siltronic AG

The company was founded in 1953, and is based in Bavaria, Germany. The Company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of silicon wafer.

  • In September, Siltronic got listed in the MDAX and became a member of the second most important index of the German stock exchange. This will help the company to broaden their knowledge in terms of shares of investors and creating awareness regarding the global market.

In June, Siltronic has started building a new crystal pulling hall which will create an opportunity for the company to build a strategic base for Siltronic. It will help to strengthen its base in Asia.


The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in New York, United States. The company is engaged in providing the technology and solution to the different marketplace. Analytics, Cloud, Cognitive, Commerce, Internet of Things, IT Infrastructure, Mobile, Security, Social, Watson.

  • In December, IBM Corporation announced its agreement with Samsung Foundry to produce processors. These are next-generation processors. It includes IBM Power Systems, IBM z, and LinuxONE systems. All these processors use Samsung’s 7 nm fabrication process which works on extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL).

Some of the subsidiaries of the company are FileNet (U.S.), Trusteer(U.S.), Urbancode(U.S.), IBM UK(U.K.), Strongloop(U.S.), I-Logix(Israel).