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Competitive Landscape: Environment Surrounding the Silicon Wafer Industry

Published: 16 September 2010

ID: G00205896

Analyst(s): Takashi Ogawa


In the future, the maturing of the silicon wafer industry will likely change the traditional evolutionary pattern in competitive environments that was seen in the past. The industry and its players should adapt themselves to the expected environmental changes.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Market Analysis
    • General Market Trends
    • Dynamism of Market Growth
    • Market Players
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Threat of New Entrants
    • Competitive Rivalry Within the Wafer Industry
    • Bargaining Power Against Semiconductor Vendors
    • Bargaining Power Against Polysilicon Vendors
    • Threat of Substitute Technology or Products
  • The Future of Competition
    • Next-Generation Wafer Trends
    • Industry's Profitability
    • Possibility of Industrial Reorganization
    • Polysilicon Demand Trends for Photovoltaic Cell Production
    • Limitation of Process Miniaturization Technology and Threat of Substitute Technology
  • Profiles of Leading Wafer Vendors
    • Shin-Etsu Handotai
    • Sumco
    • Siltronic
    • LG Siltron
    • MEMC Electronic Materials
  • Conclusions

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