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Global Compound Semiconductor Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Semiconductors and Electronics

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Global Compound Semiconductor Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

  • Semiconductors and Electronics
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  • Apr 2024
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Global Compound Semiconductor Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2023–2031
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 38.48 Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 62.26 Billion
Diagram CAGR %

Major Markets Players

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Global Compound Semiconductor Market, By Type (III-V Compound Semiconductors, II-VI Compound Semiconductors, Sapphire, IV-IV Compound Semiconductors, Others), Product (LED, Optoelectronics, RF Devices, Power Electronics) Deposition Technologies (Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy (HVPE), Ammonothermal, Liquid Phase Epitaxy, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Others), Application (General Lighting, Telecommunication, Military, Defense, and Aerospace, Automotive, Power Supply, Datacom, Commercial, Consumer Display, Consumer Devices, Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

 Compound Semiconductor Market

Compound Semiconductor Market Analysis and Size

In the compound semiconductor market, optoelectronics stands out as a significant application domain. Compound semiconductors, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs), indium phosphide (InP), and gallium nitride (GaN), enable the development of optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers, photodetectors, and solar cells. These materials offer superior optical properties, including efficient light emission and detection across a broad spectrum, making them indispensable in various sectors, including telecommunications, display technologies, solid-state lighting, and renewable energy.

Global compound semiconductor market size was valued at USD 38.48 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 62.26 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation       

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024-2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Type (III-V Compound Semiconductors, II-VI Compound Semiconductors, Sapphire, IV-IV Compound Semiconductors, Others), Product (LED, Optoelectronics, RF Devices, Power Electronics) Deposition Technologies (Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy (HVPE), Ammonothermal, Liquid Phase Epitaxy, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Others), Application (General Lighting, Telecommunication, Military, Defense, and Aerospace, Automotive, Power Supply, Datacom, Commercial, Consumer Display, Consumer Devices, Others)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America

Market Players Covered

NICHIA CORPORATION (Japan), Qorvo, Inc. (U.S.), SAMSUNG (South Korea), ams-OSRAM AG.(Austria), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (U.S.), Cree LED, an SGH company. (U.S.), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), STMicroelectronics (Switzerland), TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION (Japan), Broadcom (U.S.), Lumentum Operations LLC (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands), Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan), Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), Microchip Technology Inc. (U.S.), Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (U.S.), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)

Market Opportunities

  • Increasing Investment in Research and Development Enhances Performance Characteristics
  • Growing Demand for Energy-Efficient Solutions results in Increased Adoption of Compound Semiconductors

Market Definition

Compound semiconductors are materials composed of two or more elements from different groups in the periodic table. They exhibit unique electronic properties, often surpassing those of traditional silicon-based semiconductors. Widely used in high-frequency electronics, optoelectronics, and power devices, they enable advanced technologies such as LEDs, lasers, and solar cells.

Compound Semiconductor Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Rising Adoption of Compound Semiconductor due to Growing Technological Advancements

As new technologies emerge, such as 5G telecommunications, electric vehicles, and advanced optoelectronic devices, there is a growing need for semiconductors with superior performance characteristics. Compound semiconductors, with their unique properties such as high electron mobility, wide bandgaps, and high thermal conductivity, are well-suited for these demanding applications. This trend drives increased adoption of compound semiconductors across sectors, stimulating market growth and fostering a competitive landscape within the semiconductor industry.

  • Growing Defense and Aerospace Applications Increases the Demand for Compound Semiconductors

Compound semiconductors, known for their high-performance capabilities, offer attributes vital for defense and aerospace systems, including radiation hardness, high-frequency operation, and reliability in harsh environments. These semiconductors are essential for radar systems, electronic warfare, satellite communications, and missile guidance systems, where performance and durability are paramount. The continual evolution of defense technologies, coupled with the increasing complexity of aerospace systems, drives demand for advanced compound semiconductor materials and devices.

Opportunities

  • Increasing Investment in Research and Development Enhances Performance Characteristics

The investments in R&D fuel innovation in materials science, device design, and manufacturing processes, leading to the development of novel semiconductor materials with enhanced performance characteristics. R&D efforts focus on improving the efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of compound semiconductors, driving their adoption across a wide range of applications. Additionally, R&D investments facilitate the exploration of new application areas and emerging technologies, expanding the market opportunities for compound semiconductors. Collaborations between industry, academia, and government institutions further accelerate R&D efforts, fostering a dynamic ecosystem of innovation that propels the growth and evolution of the compound semiconductor market.

  • Growing Demand for Energy-Efficient Solutions Results in Increased Adoption of Compound Semiconductors

As industries and consumers prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility, there is a growing need for semiconductor materials that enable the development of energy-efficient devices. Compound semiconductors offer superior performance characteristics such as high electron mobility and wide bandgaps, allowing for the creation of power electronics, LEDs, and solar cells with enhanced efficiency. These materials play a crucial role in applications such as electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, and smart grid technologies, where energy conservation is paramount. The adoption of compound semiconductors facilitates the reduction of energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and reliance on fossil fuels, driving their integration into various sectors and contributing to the global transition toward a more sustainable future.

Restraints/Challenges

  • High Manufacturing Costs Limits the Adoption of Compound Semiconductor

The complex fabrication processes and specialized equipment required for compound semiconductor production lead to elevated manufacturing expenses compared to silicon-based counterparts. These higher costs can limit the widespread adoption of compound semiconductors, particularly in price-sensitive markets such as consumer electronics. Additionally, the need for cleanroom facilities and precise control over material growth further contributes to the expense.

  • Integration Complexity Limits the Demand of Compound Semiconductor Devices

Unsuch as silicon-based semiconductors, compound semiconductors often require specialized fabrication techniques and materials, leading to complexities in integration. Compatibility issues with standard silicon processing methods may necessitate additional development efforts and investments, increasing time-to-market and production costs. Moreover, the unique properties of compound semiconductors may require customized design and manufacturing approaches, further complicating integration into electronic systems. These complexities can act as restraints for the compound semiconductor market, hindering its adoption in certain applications and industries.

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Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays

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Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products

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Recent Developments

  • In 2022, Infineon Technologies AG and II-VI Incorporated solidified a strategic multiyear supply agreement for wafers, bolstering Infineon's access to critical semiconductor material. This collaboration was crucial in meeting heightened customer demand within the sector, reinforcing Infineon's multi-sourcing strategy and fortifying the resilience of its supply chain
  • In 2022, Qorvo launched its latest innovation, the UF4C/SC series, representing the fourth generation of 1200V SiCFETs. Derived from recently acquired UnitedSiC technology, these SiCFETs were tailored for 800V bus architectures. Targeting applications such as electric vehicle onboard chargers, industrial battery chargers, and solar inverters, this release signified Qorvo's commitment to advancing power electronics for various industrial and renewable energy sectors

Compound Semiconductor Market Scope

The market is segmented on the basis of type, product, deposition technologies and application. The growth among segments helps you analyze niche pockets of growth and strategies to approach the market and determine your core application areas and the difference in your target markets.

Type

  • III-V Compound Semiconductors
    • Indium Antimonide
    • Gallium Phosphide
    • Indium Phosphide
    • Gallium Nitride
    • Gallium Arsenide
  • II-VI Compound Semiconductors
  • Sapphire
  • IV-IV Compound Semiconductors
  • Others

Product

  • LED
  • Optoelectronics
  • RF Devices
    • RF Power
    • RF Switching
    • Others
  • Power Electronics
    • Discrete
    • Bare Die
    • Module
      • Transistor
      • Diode
        • Metal Oxide Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET)
        • High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT)
          • Schottky Diode
          • PIN Diode

Deposition Technologies

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy
  • Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy (HVPE)
  • Ammonothermal
  • Liquid Phase Epitaxy
  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
  • Others

Application

  • General Lighting
  • Telecommunication
  • Military
  • Defense, and Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Power Supply
  • Datacom
  • Commercial
  • Consumer Display
  • Consumer Devices
  • Others

Compound Semiconductor Market Analysis/Insights

The market is analyzed and market size, volume information is provided by type, product, deposition technologies and application as referenced above.

The countries covered in the market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America, Germany, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe in Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC)  in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA)as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Asia-Pacific dominates the market primarily due to the robust demand stemming from the consumer electronics sector. With a burgeoning consumer base and high product adoption rates, particularly in countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea, the region remains a key hub for semiconductor production and innovation. Additionally, the presence of major electronics manufacturers and favorable government policies further fuel the growth of the compound semiconductor industry in Asia-Pacific. This market leadership underscores the region's pivotal role in driving technological advancements and shaping global semiconductor trends.

North America is expected to experience growth in the market due to rising demands across diverse industries in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. This growth trajectory is fueled by factors such as technological advancements, population growth, and evolving consumer preferences. The region's robust infrastructure, coupled with a favorable regulatory environment, is poised to facilitate further growth and investment. As North America continues to be a hub for innovation and economic activity, it is anticipated to maintain a significant growth rate throughout the forecast period.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points such as down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.

Competitive Landscape and Compound Semiconductor Market Share Analysis

The market competitive landscape provides details of competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Europe presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the market.

Some of the major players operating in the market are:

  • NICHIA CORPORATION (Japan)
  • Qorvo, Inc. (U.S.)
  • SAMSUNG (South Korea)
  • ams-OSRAM AG.(Austria)
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Cree LED, an SGH company. (U.S.)
  • Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)
  • STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)
  • TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION (Japan)
  • Broadcom (U.S.)
  • Lumentum Operations LLC (U.S.)
  • NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (U.S.)
  • Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (U.S.)
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)


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The compound semiconductor market size will be worth USD 62.26 billion by 2031.
The growth rate of the compound semiconductor market is 6.2%.
Rising Adoption of Compound Semiconductor due to Growing Technological Advancements & Growing Defense and Aerospace Applications Increases the Demand for Compound Semiconductors are the growth drivers of the compound semiconductor market.
Type, product, deposition technologies and application are the factors on which the compound semiconductor market research is based.
Major companies in the compound semiconductor market are NICHIA CORPORATION (Japan), Qorvo, Inc. (U.S.), SAMSUNG (South Korea), ams-OSRAM AG.(Austria), Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (U.S.), Cree LED, an SGH company. (U.S.), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), STMicroelectronics (Switzerland), TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION (Japan), Broadcom (U.S.), Lumentum Operations LLC (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands), Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan), Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), Microchip Technology Inc. (U.S.), Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (U.S.), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan).
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