Polysilicon Production Equipment Market: Global Industry Insights, Market Size Estimation and Growth Forecast, 2017 – 2025

Polysilicon Production Equipment Market - Introduction

Polysilicon production equipment market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period 2017 to 2025. Polysilicon is one of the purest and quite abundantly found form of silicon.

Polysilicon is produced by the chemical purification process that includes distillation of volatile silicon compounds.

Polysilicon is used as a raw material for both semiconductor as well as electronics industry. Polysilicon is produced by the chemical purification process that involves distilling volatile silicon compounds by further decomposing the silicon into high temperatures. Different kinds of production equipment are used for manufacturing polysilicon that includes processing systems, production systems and reactors. Processing systems used for polysilicon production minimizes product contamination in chemical vapor deposition reactors that are used for final packaging. Moreover, the production systems also increase the operational efficiency and cost optimization for the company manufacturing polysilicon.

Report Overview
Aspect Details
Base Year of Estimation 2016
Value Estimation Year 2017
Forecast Period 2017 - 2025
Market Segmentations By equipment type, end products, region
Regional Scope North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America
Report Coverage Technology Analysis, Market Dynamics, Market Trends, Segmentation Overview and Competitive Landscape of the market

 

Technology Analysis

Hydrochlorination is a very common technique that is being used by polysilicon production equipment for manufacturing of polysilicon. The hydrochlorination technique is a high temperature and pressure process where hydrogen along with silicon tetrachloride is reacted with MGSi or metallurgical grade silicon for manufacturing of trichlorosilane.

 

Market Dynamics

As of 2016, there has been a growing demand for polysilicon production as a result of its growing applications in the semiconductor and electronics industry contributing to the growing demand for polysilicon production equipment market globally.

Demand for polysilicon production equipment has also increased due to the high-end production and construction qualities.

Rising demand for polysilicon production equipment has also fuelled due to the high end production and construction qualities that will further help this market to grow globally. Growing focus to develop renewable sources of energy has also fuelled the demand as well as applications of solar cells. This has formed another major factor that has positively impacted the demand for polysilicon production equipment that has huge applications in the solar cells.

The market for polysilicon is still at a growing stage with applications limited to a few industries.

Market for polysilicon is niche and is still at a nascent stage with applications still being limited to a few industries. This along with the huge costs associated with the implementation of this technology forms some of the major restraints for the global polysilicon production equipment market. Deployment of chemical vapor deposition technology in reactors has increased the scope of applications polysilicon production equipment related to the integration of ingots directly in semiconductor module.

 

Market Trends

In recent years, application of complex polysilicon fabrication techniques has increased drastically due to its growing usage in the semiconductor and electronics industry. With this, the demand for polysilicon has also increased as a result of its usage in wafer fabrication process that has in turn also fuelled the demand for advanced polysilicon production equipment. In terms of market structure, the consolidated market for polysilicon production equipment is resulted due to presence of small numbers of large players. Some of the major production bases for polysilicon production equipment are located in U.S. In order to retain their market position along with generation of new revenue stream, manufacturers present in this industry are focusing on product innovation in terms of size of the polysilicon chips, complex fabrication process and the growing applications for polysilicon in different industries as well. For example, research and development works are going on to further implement as well as commercialize the thin and smaller chips of polysilicon. Introduction of advanced application of photovoltaic (PV) cells for solar power is expected to help the market for polysilicon production equipment to grow in coming years.

 

Segmentation Overview

The market for polysilicon production equipment has been segmented based on equipment type, end products and geography. Manufacturing of PV cells for solar power as well as the electronics industry forms some of the major application areas for polysilicon production equipment.

Trichlorosilane produced through hydrochlorination had the largest market share in 2016 and this trend is predicted to grow in this forecast period.

By equipment type, the market has been segmented into reactors, processing system and production system. On the basis of end products, the market has been further segmented into trichlorosilane (TCS), silane and others. In terms of revenue, trichlorosilane produced through the technique of hydrochlorination had the largest share in 2016 and this trend is expected to continue throughout the forecast period. Use of this technique for the trichlorosilane production through the chemical vapor deposition reactors brings down the cost of production and thereby increases the overall revenue generated from the polysilicon production equipment market.

The geographical segmentation for the global polysilicon production equipment market includes North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America. In terms of revenue, North America held the largest share for this market owning to its high demand in solar cells as well as rise in electronics industry. In 2016, North America formed the largest market for polysilicon production equipment whereas Asia Pacific accounted for the fastest growing segment in this market globally.

Market Segmentation Overview
By Term Segments
By Equipment Type Reactors, processing system and production system
By End Products Trichlorosilane (TCS), silane and others
By Region North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America

 

Competitive Landscape

Leading players operating in the polysilicon production equipment market are GT Advanced Technologies (The U.S.), Poly Plant Project Inc. (The U.S.) and Fluor Corporation (The U.S.) among others.

The number of polysilicon production equipment manufacturers is comparatively low in countries of Europe.

China forms one of the major regions that produce polysilicon globally. In terms of polysilicon production equipment, North America that forms a major region for this market along with usage of advanced equipment and techniques for manufacturing of polysilicon. Furthermore, companies operating in this market such as GT Advanced Technologies focus heavily on developing advanced equipment for silicon production such as using the fluidized bed reactor process. As compared to Asia and North America, the concentration of polysilicon production equipment manufacturers is comparatively low in countries from Europe.

 

 

Conclusion

Considering the dynamic business scenario, product innovation, growth in export of polysilicon production equipment and increasing the usage of renewable source, it is expected that the market will grow during the forecast period 2017 to 2025. Furthermore, it is the emergence of newer applications in electronics and semiconductor industry that is also likely to act as a major long term push factor for the growth of polysilicon production equipment market. All these factors are estimated to contribute the overall growth of the market in coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THE REPORT
What will be the nature of growth of the market till 2025?
What are the major push factors that will affect the growth of the market?
What are the growth possibilities in different segments of the market?
Who are the leading market players?
What are the key strategies implemented by the market leaders to sustain growth in the market?
What are the major restraining factors for the market?
What are the ways to generate new revenue streams?
In-depth analysis of the competitive landscape and competitor behavior in the market

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