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The Japanese market for semiconductors posted a good year in 2014 after going through decline in recent years. The Japanese semiconductor market faces tough competition from markets in China, Taiwan and South Korea and is expected to grow only marginally over the coming years to 2019.
The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, with its devastating human and social consequences, has impacted the Japanese semiconductor industry. No doubt that Japan used to be a pioneer and leader in the global chip industry whose contributions were valued by every semiconductor company, every supplier and every fab in the world.
After years of watching Asia's chip industry shift towards Taiwan and China, Japanese companies are once again investing heavily in semiconductors. NEC, Sony, Renesas Technology, Toshiba and others are in the midst of building or expanding fabrication facilities, or "fabs," and other plants. The companies are driven in part by sheer competitive necessity. The construction activity is concentrated on erecting new fabs - or expanding a few existing ones - that process wafers with a 300-millimeter diameter rather than the older 200-millimeter versions. These larger wafers allow manufacturers to produce about twice as many chips without inflating their operating budgets, thereby cutting costs immensely.
Intel Corporation, Toshiba, Samsung and STMicroelectronics are the biggest players in the industry. Japanese companies need to keep pace with their rivals overseas. Manufacturers like Intel, IBM and Texas Instruments are expanding their own 300-millimeter operations. Many Japanese companies are also expanding operations and creating alliances in China to capitalize on low costs and local demand.
Aruvian Research analyzes the semiconductors industry in Japan in its research presentation Analyzing the Semiconductors Industry in Japan. The report is a comprehensive coverage of the industry, which is analyzed through an industry definition, industry profile, market value, industry segmentation, and other factors that impact the market.
We analyze the industry concentration in our report, along with a geographic concentration. Globalization in the global semiconductors industry is also analyzed.
A segmentation of the market through the major industry products is carried out in the report. We also include an analysis of the semiconductor industry in Japan through a Porter’s Five Forces analysis. This undertakes an analysis of the buyer power in the industry, supplier power, competitive rivalry in the industry, the threat of new entrants as well as the threat of potential substitutes to the semiconductor industry.
Future perspective of the industry is analyzed till the year 2019.
Competition in the industry and market share of the leading industry players are analyzed followed by an in-depth analysis of the major players themselves. The leading industry contributors are analyzed through a corporate profile, a business segment analysis, a financial analysis, their global industry presence, and a SWOT analysis.
Players analyzed include the industry stalwarts such as Intel Corporation, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Toshiba Corporation, etc.
Aruvian Research’s analysis of the Japanese Semiconductors Industry is a complete strategic and statistical analysis of this growing industry.
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