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Global Silicon Reclaim Wafers Industry

  • February 2014
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  • 108 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon Reclaim Wafers in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 54 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Advantec Co Ltd.
KST World Corp.
Noel Technologies, Inc.
NanoSilicon, Inc.
Pure Wafer PLC

Table Of Contents

Global Silicon Reclaim Wafers Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Silicon Wafers Market: A Quick Primer II-1
Impact of the Recession on the Chip and Wafer Industry: A
Retrospective Review II-2
Key Trends and Growth Drivers II-3
Japan Loses Its Dominance in the Global Silicon Reclaim
Wafers Market II-3
Table 1: Global Installed Wafer Manufacturing Capacity in
Millions of Wafers Per Month for the Year 2013: Breakdown by
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Growth in Wafer Starts and Foundry Utilization Drives Demand
for Reclaimed Silicon Wafer II-4
Table 2: World Semiconductor Manufacturing Capacity
Utilization Rates in % (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 3: Semiconductor Fab Utilization Rate (%) in China for
Years 2011 Through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Environmental Benefits Spur Interest in Reclaimed Silicon Wafers II-5
Growing Cost Pressures in the Semiconductor Industry Drives
Demand II-5
Table 4: Cost Breakdown of Semiconductor Fabrication
Materials As of the Year 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6
Focus On Reducing Cost of Semiconductor Test Process to
Benefit Demand II-7
Rising Volumes of E-Waste Sharpens the Focus on Silicon Wafer
Recycling II-7
Technology Developments Spur Reclamation Yields II-8
ATMI's RegenSiâ„¢: The Pioneering First Improvement in
Reclamation Technology II-8
IBM Pioneers Recycling of Scrap Silicon Wafers for Solar Power II-9
Strong Demand for Solar Grade Silicon Drives Reclaimed
Silicon Wafer Demand II-10
Transition to 450mm Silicon Wafers to Benefit Demand for
Reclaimed Test/Monitor Wafers II-10
Table 5: Global Semiconductor Industry's Transition to
Larger Diameter Silicon Wafers: A Peek Into the Timeline II-11

Table 6: Global Estimated Monthly Installed Wafer Capacity
(2014E): Percentage Breakdown by Wafer Sizes (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 7: Global 300mm Wafer Installed Monthly Capacity
(2013): Percentage Breakdown by Leading Fabricators
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Rise of Gallium Arsenide Chips to Challenge Silicon and
Reclaimed Silicon Chips II-12
Key Market Challenges Impeding Growth II-13
New Wafer Materials and Low Yields II-13
Large Wafer Sizes II-13
Wear and Tear II-13
Disposal of Chemical Waste II-13
Limits Innovation II-14
Market Outlook II-14

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-15
Silicon Reclaim Wafer II-15
Prime Wafers II-15
Test Wafers II-15
Scrap Wafers II-15
Common Reclaim Procedures II-16
Sorting II-16
Stripping II-16
Chemical Process II-16
Magnetic Abrasive Process II-16
Lapping and Grinding II-16
Polishing II-17
Cleaning II-17
Inspection II-17
Silicon Reclaim Process Flow II-18

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS II-19
Modutek Corporation Enters Into Partnership with WRS Materials II-19
RS Technologies Acquires RASA'S Wafer Reclaim Operations II-19
WRS Acquires Isonics' semi wafer unit II-19
Chinese Foundry Opts for Kinik and ATMI for Their 300mm Copper
Test Wafer Reclaim Program II-19
Wafer Reclaim Services Acquires Rival Montco Silicon
Technologies Inc. II-19

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES II-20
KDK Unveils New 12” Wafer Reclaim Process II-20
ATMI Unveils Latest Version of RegenSi® Wafer Reclamation
Solution II-20
Researchers Transform Reclaimed Silicon into Solar Cells II-20
IBM Unveils Technology to Transform Scrap Silicon Wafers into
Usable Solar Panels II-20

5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-21
Advantec Co Ltd. (Japan) II-21
KST World Corp. (Japan) II-21
MOSPEC Semiconductor Corporation (Taiwan) II-21
North East Silicon Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-21
Noel Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-22
NanoSilicon, Inc. (USA) II-22
Pure Wafer PLC (UK) II-22
Phoenix Silicon International Corporation (PSI) (Taiwan) II-22
Rockwood Wafer Reclaim SAS (France) II-22
Rokko Electronics Co., LTD. (Japan) II-23
RS Technologies Co., LTD (Japan) II-23
Silicon, Inc. (USA) II-23
Scientech Corporation (Taiwan) II-23
Si Wave Corporation (SWC) (Taiwan) II-24
SUMCO CORPORATION (Japan) II-24
Shinryo Corporation (Japan) II-24
Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc. (USA) II-25
Valqua FFT Inc. (Japan) II-25
WRS Materials (USA) II-25

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-26
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market by Geographic Region - US,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 9: World Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim Wafers
Market by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Silicon Reclaim Wafers
Market by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues
for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Market Outlook III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-1
Product Launches III-1
Key Players III-2
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 12: US Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim Wafers
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

2. JAPAN III-6
A.Market Analysis III-6
Market Outlook III-6
Market Overview III-6
Key Players III-6
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 13: Japan Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 14: Japan Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim Wafers
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

3. EUROPE III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Market Outlook III-11
Product Launch III-11
Key Player III-11
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 15: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 16: European Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim
Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Market Outlook III-14
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 17: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market by Geographic
Region - China, South Korea, Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 18: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim
Wafers Market by Geographic Region - China, South Korea,
Taiwan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 19: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Silicon
Reclaim Wafers Market by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for China, South Korea, Taiwan and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4A. CHINA III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Market Outlook III-17
Strategic Corporate Developement III-17
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 20: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 21: Chinese Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim Wafers
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

4B. SOUTH KOREA III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Market Outlook III-19
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 22: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 23: South Korean Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim
Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

4C. TAIWAN III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Market Outlook III-21
Market Overview III-21
Table 24: Global Semiconductor Materials Market (2014E):
Percentage Breakdown of Semiconductor Materials Consumption
by Geographic Regions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 25: Global PV Cell Market (2014E): Percentage
Breakdown of PV Cell Production by Geographic Regions
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
Key Players III-22
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 26: Taiwan Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 27: Taiwan Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim Wafers
Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

4D. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Market Outlook III-26
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 28: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 29: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Silicon
Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

5. REST OF WORLD III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Market Outlook III-28
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 30: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Silicon Reclaim Wafers Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 31: Rest of World Historic Review for Silicon Reclaim
Wafers Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 54 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 55)
The United States (23)
Canada (1)
Japan (10)
Europe (7)
- France (1)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (2)
- Rest of Europe (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (14)

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