Selected Topics-0014_Analysis on Current Development of Global InP Industry
Components adopted with InP, a compound semiconductor material, are higher in drift velocity for saturation electrons, stronger in radiation resistance, better in thermal conductivity, higher in photoelectric conversion efficiency, and higher in band gap. They are thus more promising in applications of optical communication, data centers, new-gen displays, AI, unmanned driving, and aerospace.
InP materials are primarily used for the production of photonic components and microwave RF components. They are capable of emitting and detecting photons at 1,000m and above wavelengths, as well as high-speed and low-noise high frequency RF applications. This report provides an analysis on the photonic component market that is most concatenated with InP.
Table of Contents
1. Development of InP Industry Guided by Data Communication and Telecom Markets; Consumer Applications Equipped with Potentiality
2. Difficult Processes for InP Substrates and Epitaxy Induced a Highly Concentrated Market
3. High-Speed Optical Chips Dominated by US and Japanese Suppliers; China Accelerates in Development for Optical Modules
4. Analysis on Key Suppliers
(2) LandMark Optoelectronics
5. TRI’s View
Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) is recognized in the industry as the most mature compound semiconductor material after silicon. It possesses superior characteristics such as high frequency, high electron mobility, high output power, low noise, and good linearity, making it one of the most important support materials for microwave radio frequency and optoelectronics.
In recent years, a surge in applications like 5G communications, autonomous driving, advanced displays, and AI has driven an increased demand for GaAs. Consequently, manufacturers are fully committed to capturing a significant share of this growing market.
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The VR/AR sector continues to struggle with a lack of compelling content and applications, which has stalled market growth and investor enthusiasm. In response, 2024 is set to witness a stronger emphasis on technological advancements to enrich content and broaden the commercial application of devices, spurring the development of essential upstream components.
Power semiconductors are the core of energy conversion and circuit control in electronic devices, playing vital roles in power conversion, amplification, switching, circuit protection, and rectification in electronic circuits. They are primarily used for altering voltage and frequency, as well as converting DC to AC in electronic devices. Power semiconductors have a key and extensive role in fields such as automobiles, industry, railway transportation, and power. As the new energy sector grows, particularly in solar energy and electric vehicles, power semiconductors such as IGBT and MOS are also becoming increasingly important in the realm of sustainable energy.
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