Graphene Wafers Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Graphene Wafers Market Overview

Graphene Wafers market size is forecast to reach $45.8 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2022 to 2027. Graphene wafers formed on quartz and silicon or silicon dioxide substrate, are capable of serving a broad range of applications including micro electro mechanical systems, photonics, and so on. Due to high potential of graphene films in photonic devices, alongside its suitability in radio frequency (RF) applications, particularly in RF MOSFET, without requirement of complete switching is eventually aiding the market growth of graphene wafers. Growing focus on graphene based electronics, increased number of research & development projects including academic, industrial or governmental, as well as significant adoption of chemical vapor deposition techniques for graphene wafer production, can also be considered vital in driving the market growth forward. Furthermore, rising advancement towards innovating graphene wafer fabrication techniques, governmental strategies to commercialize graphene materials, growing demand for high-end smartphones, laptops and wearables and many others are set to accelerate the graphene wafer industry growth in the long run.

Report Coverage

The report: Graphene Wafers Outlook – Forecast (2022-2027)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Graphene Wafers industry.

By Substrate: Silicon/Silicon Dioxide (Si/SiO2), Quartz, Others
By Dopant Type: N-type, P-type, Others
By Wafer Size: 4 inch (100 mm), 6 inch (150 mm), 8 inch (200 mm), Others
By Growth Method: CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition), CZ (Czochralski), Others
By Application: MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), NEMS (Nano Electro Mechanical Systems), Photodetectors, Transistors, Sensors, Photonics, Others
By End User: Electronics & Semiconductor, Research, Others
By Geography: North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe (U.K, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Others), APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Others), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Others), RoW (Middle East, Africa)

Key Takeaways

  •  Graphene Wafer on Silicon/Silicon Dioxide (Si/SiO2) substrate market is expected to witness fastest growth with the CAGR of 8.2% from 2022 to 2027, attributing to its advantages like stronger adhesion and improved electronic mobility performances.
  • Research sector is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR of 9.5% during 2022-2027 in the global graphene wafers market, due to growing number of research activities for graphene electronics industry.
  • APAC Graphene Wafers market held the largest share of 39% in 2021, owing to increased R&D activities towards graphene wafers and rise of semiconductor manufacturing.
  • Increasing demand for high-end smartphones, laptops, wearables and others along with significant advancement in graphene wafer scale fabrication methods or techniques is analyzed to significantly drive the global Graphene Wafers market during the forecast period 2022-2027.

Graphene Wafers Market Value Share, by Region, 2021 (%)

Global Graphene Wafers Market Value Share

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Graphene Wafers Market Segment Analysis- By Substrate

Silicon/Silicon Dioxide (Si/SiO2) substrate is analyzed to grow with the highest CAGR of 8.2% in the global graphene wafers market during the forecast period 2022-2027. Adoption of silicon or silicon dioxide (SI/SiO2) substrate for graphene wafer fabrication offers advantages like improved electron mobility performance, strong adhesion, requirement of low processing temperatures and so on, which acts as some of the vital factors driving the market growth of graphene wafers. . Due to topography and chemical purity of the Si wafer, as well as using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis, there is successful growth of graphene monolayers or stacks, which in turn is fuelling the market growth of silicon substrate in graphene wafer development. Increasing demand for graphene based photonic devices, along with significant growth of wafer-scale uses of graphene in electronic applications, transistors, optoelectronic modulators and others have been driving the market growth forward. In January 2022, Archer Materials had revealed about its integration of a single atom thick graphene on a silicon wafer, which helped it to address a key nanotech challenge for biochip development. The company further stated that its shares surged as high as 29.13%, to A$1.33 after this successful integration of graphene with silicon electronics. These factors are set to contribute towards the market growth of silicon/silicon dioxide substrate-based graphene wafers in the long run.

Graphene Wafers Market Segment Analysis- By End User

Research sector is analyzed to witness the fastest growth with a CAGR of 9.5% in the global Graphene Wafers market during 2022-2027, owing to several factors including continuous research works on graphene electronics, growing initiatives towards developing advanced electronic devices utilizing graphene materials and many more. In addition, growing progress on fundamental research and industrial applications of graphene, rise in research activities related to graphene in quantum computing, innovating new processes or techniques for graphene fabrication and so on can be considered highly essential in propelling the growth for graphene wafers in research market overtime. In February 2021, Researchers from the Graphene Flagship project had revealed about the development of wafer-scale fabrication technique, to drive opportunities for the new generation telecommunication and datacom devices. The researchers stated that the single crystal graphene offers easy integration into silicon wafers, which extended its process compatibility with automated fabrication system, thus enabling mass production in the future. Such factors are further set to accelerate the market demand for graphene wafers in research use cases in the coming time.

Graphene Wafers Market Segment Analysis- By Geography

APAC region dominated the global graphene wafers market with the largest share of around 39% in 2021, and is also analyzed to witness a significant market growth during the forecast period 2022-2027. Factors including significant research and development activities on graphene wafers, growth of semiconductor manufacturing sector with emphasis on graphene electronics. In addition, growing adoption of graphene films as a transparent conductor for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and others, rising dominance towards lighweight and innovative displays within consumer electronic products majorly, smartphones, tablets and others, and so on can be considered highly essential for boosting the market growth of graphene wafers overtime. In December 2020, the Shanghai Institute of Microsystems of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, had officially announced about its development of an 8-inch graphene single wafer, and achieved a stable small batch production. As per reports, the research institute will be conducting further studies for enabling mass production of graphene wafers, which intends to end the monopoly position of silicon-based chips. Moreover, continuous effort towards innovating or designing semiconductor chips, government initiatives to support development of carbon based materials or carbon composites, as well as growing demand for semiconductor chips in electronic devices, automative and related applications, is also intended to accelerate its market growth. According to India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), the Indian semiconductor market was valued at $27 billion in 2021, and is expected to reach $64 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 16% from 2019 to 2026. Such factors can be considered vital in influencing the market demand towards graphene wafers within APAC region in the long run.

Graphene Wafers Market Drivers

Increasing demand towards high-end smartphones, laptops, wearables and so on, is positively impacting the market growth for graphene wafers

The increase in demand towards consumer electronic products like high-end smartphones, laptops, wearables and many others, can be considered as a major factor driving the market growth of graphene wafers. With growing consumer demands for these products, there is significant shift of device manufacturers to incorporate graphene as an alternative for serving application areas including memory devices, display screens, power charging, and so on. Moreover, transistors are considered as building blocks for all kind of electronic devices ranging from processors to displays, utilization graphene helps in enabling miniaturization of electronics. Significant trends like fast charging, lightweight designs, low power consumption, component miniaturization and many other features along with increased shift towards cheaper and powerful consumer electronics, have gained wide popularity among the consumers, which in turn is driving the need for manufacturers towards utilization of graphene films or materials overtime. In January 2021, Appear Inc. had revealed its plan about the launch of graphene battery smartphones, amidst the growing market competition. Incorporating graphene enhanced Li-ion batteries helps the manufacturer to provide fast charging times, longer lifespan as well as high capacity, maintaining a light flexible design. Such factors are set to assist the market growth for graphene wafers in the long run.

Growing advancement towards wafer scale fabrication techniques for graphene drives the market growth forward:

Advancement towards innovating new wafer scale fabrication techniques of graphene, act as a major factor driving the growth of graphene wafers market. Various research works or studies are being conducted from time to time in order to develop new fabrication methods or techniques, for advancing graphene wafer production processes. In addition, collaborative efforts towards introducing new methods through private-public partnerships, research study conducted from academic research institutes, and so on have been catering to its market growth. In August 2019, Materials researchers at North Carolina University announced its development of a technique which enabled them to pattern graphene, graphene oxide (GO) as well as reduced graphene oxide (rGO) onto silicon wafers under room temperature. The researchers had stated that this technique had led to the formation of atomically sharp p-n junctions between amorphous carbon and rGO, using nanosecond pulsed laser annealing and further revealed its plan on creation of ultrathin CMOS sensors and DRAM devices with the technique. These factors can be considered highly essential in boosting the market growth of graphene wafers overtime.

Graphene Wafers Market Challenges

Availability of substitutes like silicon, gallium nitride and others hamper the market growth of graphene wafers:

With availability of substitutes including silicon, gallium nitride and others, act as one of the major factors restraining the growth of graphene wafers market. Since silicon wafers are neither good conductor or good insulator, they can be used in a broad range of applications, unlike graphene ones. Usage of such wafers in semiconductor devices help in offering better accuracy, safety and compactness. In March 2022, According to China Times, 12-inch (300 mm) wafer prices can rise above $200 by 2024, alongside also revealed that all the established silicon wafer makers have already signed long-term contracts with their customers in order to lock pricing. This shows significant dominance of alternatives like silicon wafers in the market, thereby hampering the market demand for graphene wafers. Semiconductor materials like silicon and gallium nitride provide better electrical properties with wider band gaps, in comparison to graphene, which also raises its adoptability by the chip manufacturers. Moreover, high quality graphene can only be utilized for wafer production, compared to the available substitutes in the market, thus creating an adverse impact on its market growth overtime.

Graphene Wafers Market Landscape

Product launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Graphene Wafers market. The Graphene Wafers market top 10 companies include:

  1. Graphenea
  2. BGT Materials Ltd.
  3. Graphene Square
  4. Graphene Frontiers
  5. Grolltex Inc.
  6. AMO
  7. ACS Material
  8. XG Sciences
  9. Graphensic AB
  10. Grafoid

Acquisitions/Technology Launches/Partnerships

  • In February 2021, AMO had revealed about conducting multi-wafer runs for graphene on large silicon wafers by the next year. This project will be a part of the 2D Experimental Production Line, meant for sensors, photonics as well as electronics applications.
  • In December 2019, Graphenea announced about the launch of a highly flat monolayer graphene, which was grown by CVD on a 2” sapphire substrate. Targeted for applications including photonics, high-performance electronics, magnetic memory, as well as freestanding membranes, this product had extremely low roughness which is less than 4 nm.
  • In March 2019, Cambridge University spinoff, Paragraf Ltd. had revealed its plan on starting off with the production of 200 mm diameter graphene wafers along with their first graphene electronic devices in the coming months.

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1. Graphene Wafers Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Graphene Wafers Market- Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key trends by wafer size
    2.3 Key trends segmented by geography
3. Graphene Wafers Market–Market Landscape
    3.1 Comparative Analysis
        3.1.1 Product Benchmarking
        3.1.2 Top 5 Financial Analysis
        3.1.3 Market Value Split by Top 10 companies
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Graphene Wafers Market– Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    4.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    4.2 New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    4.3 Case studies of successful ventures
    4.4 Customer Analysis
5. Graphene Wafers Market – Startup Company Scenario (Premium)
    5.1 Investment Analysis
    5.2 Venture Capital Funding Scenario
6. Graphene Wafers Market- Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Graphene Wafers Market – By Strategic Analysis (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Supplier/Distributor Analysis
8. Graphene Wafers Market- By Substrate
    8.1 Silicon/Silicon Dioxide (Si/SiO2)
    8.2 Quartz
    8.3 Others
9. Graphene Wafers Market- By Dopant Type
    9.1 N-type
    9.2 P-type
    9.3 Others
10. Graphene Wafers Market- By Wafer Size
    10.1 4 inch (100 mm)
    10.2 6 inch (150 mm)
    10.3 8 inch (200 mm)
    10.4 Others
11. Graphene Wafers Market- By Growth Method
    11.1 CVD (Chemical Vapour Decomposition)
    11.2 CZ (Czochralski)
    11.3 Others
12. Graphene Wafers Market- By Application
    12.1 MEMS (Micro Electromechanical Systems)
    12.2 NEMS (Nano Electromechanical Systems)
    12.3 Photodetectors
    12.4 Transistors
    12.5 Sensors
    12.6 Photonics
    12.7 Others
13. Graphene Wafers Market- By End Users
    13.1 Electronics & Semiconductor
    13.2 Research
    13.3 Others
14. Graphene Wafers Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    14.1 North America
        14.1.1 U.S
        14.1.2 Canada
        14.1.3 Mexico
    14.2 Europe
        14.2.1 U.K
        14.2.2 Germany
        14.2.3 France
        14.2.4 Italy
        14.2.5 Spain
        14.2.6 Others
    14.3 APAC
        14.3.1 China
        14.3.2 Japan
        14.3.3 India
        14.3.4 South Korea
        14.3.5 Australia
        14.3.6 Others
    14.4 South America
        14.4.1 Brazil
        14.4.2 Argentina
        14.4.3 Others
    14.5 RoW
        14.5.1 Middle East
        14.5.2 Africa
15. Graphene Wafers Market- Entropy
16. Graphene Wafers Market- Industry Competition Landscape (Premium)
    16.1 Global Market Share
    16.2 Market Share by Region
    16.3 Market Share by Substrate
17. Graphene Wafers Market- Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
18. Graphene Wafers Market Company Analysis
    18.1 Graphenea
    18.2 BGT Materials Ltd.
    18.3 Graphene Square
    18.4 Graphene Frontiers
    18.5 Grolltex Inc.
    18.6 AMO
    18.7 Grafoid
    18.8 XG Sciences
    18.9 ACS Material
    18.10 Graphensic AB
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