Silicon Photonics Wafer Market: Introduction

  • Silicon Photonics (SiPh) is a material platform that can be used to manufacture photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Silicon is utilized as the key manufacturing element.
  • Silicon is integrated into silicon photonic (SiPh) wafers to drive photonic components in photonic circuits
  • SiPh materials are grown and processed primarily on Si wafers to form mesa structures. The selective epitaxy growth offers the possibility of depositing structures on a patterned Si wafer, which can grow mesas after the manufacture of the waveguide. The grown mesa is a detector, modulator, or laser.
  • Its low-power consumption capability has increased its adoption in applications such as high-performance computing, telecommunication, and data centers
  • The proliferation of 5G technology is expected to boost the need for high bandwidth in order to improve network communications and increase the demand for silicon photonic wafer technology. This helps increase the demand for SiPh wafer.
  • Silicon photonics wafer are utilized in applications of metrology and sensors, optical switch fabrics, thermal imaging devices, spectrometers, 3DICs/integrated optoelectronic chips, optical filters, couplers and splitters, etc.

Rising Demand for Silicon Photonics Wafer in Healthcare Industry 

  • Based on end-use industry, the market can be segmented into healthcare, telecommunication, military, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, semiconductor and others
  • The healthcare segment of the global silicon photonics wafer market is estimated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to an increase in use of silicon photonics wafer in medical applications such as molecular and cellular analysis sensors
  • Expansion of the segment is attributed to a rise in the adoption of photonics biosensors for monitoring processes and medical diagnostics
  • The new technology is estimated to improve point-of-care (POC) diagnostics in the medical sector and offer significant opportunities for the silicon photonic wafer market by providing biosensors with high sensitivity and miniaturization capabilities, which in turn is also propelling the silicon photonics wafer market.

Asia Pacific to Lead Global Silicon Photonics Wafer Market

  • In terms of region, the global silicon photonics wafer market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
  • High rate of adoption of automated manufacturing processes and the development of silicon photonic wafer technology are anticipated to propel the market in Asia Pacific
  • The silicon photonic wafer market in Asia Pacific is increasing the number of Internet users in China and India, and the use of high-speed broadband networks and mobile devices that require developed infrastructure to support telecommunication and high-speed communications. Innovation in technologies is expected to further increase the demand for silicon photonics wafer.
  • The silicon photonics wafer market in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a high growth rate due to the presence of major players in the region and increased competition among them. The market in North America is likely to expand at a steady pace during the forecast period due to less competition in the market in the region.

Key Players Operating in Global Silicon Photonics Wafer Market

Major players operating in global silicon photonics wafer market are focusing on technological advancements and expansions to meet the rising demand for silicon photonics wafer market. Moreover, manufacturers are undertaking mergers and acquisitions for the development of innovative and advanced technologies.

Key players operating in the global silicon photonics wafer market include:

  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
  • Silex Microsystems
  • Tower Semiconductor
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • MACOM Technology  
  • NeoPhotonics Corporation
  • Inphi Corp.
  • MPI Corporation
  • Rockley Photonics Ltd.

Global Silicon Photonics Wafer Market: Research Scope

Global Silicon Photonics Wafer Market, by Component

  • Lasers
  • Photo Detectors
  • Others (Modulators, Wavelength filters, etc.)

Global Silicon Photonics Wafer Market, by Application

  • Metrology and sensors
  • Optical switch fabrics
  • Thermal imaging devices
  • Spectrometers
  • 3DICs/integrated optoelectronic chips
  • Others (Optical filters, Couplers and splitters, etc.)

Global Silicon Photonics Wafer Market, by End-use Industry

  • Aerospace and Defense  
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunication
  • Automotive
  • Military
  • Others (Industrial, Semiconductor etc.)

Global Silicon Photonics Wafer Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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