April 12, 2024
High Purity Silica Market

High Purity Silica Market Is Expected To Be Flourished By Growing Demand From Semiconductor Industry

High purity silica, also known as ultra-high purity silica, is a high-purity form of silicon dioxide used in various industries such as semiconductor, optics, lighting and others. High purity silica serves as a fundamental raw material for the production of polysilicon which is further used for manufacturing solar panels and semiconductor wafers. It possesses properties such as high purity level above 99.9995%, ultra-low metal content and is available in various forms like quartz, cristobalite and tridymite.

The global high purity silica market is estimated to be valued at US$ 8.64 Mn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Dynamics:

Growing Demand from Semiconductor Industry:
The demand for high purity silica is expected to grow significantly owing to the increasing demand from the semiconductor industry. The miniaturization of circuits in semiconductor chips has increased the usage of high purity silica. It acts as a fundamental raw material in the manufacturing of polysilicon ingots and wafers which are further used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, logic and memory devices. According to Semiconductor Industry Association, the global semiconductor sales reached US$ 559 billion in 2021, representing a 26.2% increase from 2020. This rising demand for semiconductors from smartphones, automotive electronics and data centers is expected to drive the growth of the high purity silica market over the forecast period.

Increasing Application in Fiber Optics and Display Industry:
The growth of the fiber optics communication network and rising demand for flat panel displays have also augmented the consumption of high purity silica. It is considered a key material for manufacturing LED screens, LCD panels and optical fibers in fiber optics cables. High purity silica provides properties like high light transmittance, durability and heat resistance. Growing penetration of LED lighting coupled with increasing deployment of 5G network infrastructure will continue augmenting the demand for specialized silica over the next few years.

Segment Analysis

The high purity silica market can be segmented into three types based on application – microelectronics, solar energy, and fibers & specialties. The microelectronics segment is currently dominating the market and accounts for over 40% share due to wide usage of high purity silica in semiconductor substrates, LEDs and other electronics. Within microelectronics, demand is the highest for semiconductor substrates.

PEST Analysis

Political: There are no significant political risks impacting the market currently. However, trade issues between key countries could affect supply chains.
Economic: The market is fueled by growth in downstream industries like electronics and solar energy. Higher investments in these industries will boost silica demand.
Social: Increasing digitization and focus on renewable energy is creating opportunities. Growing pollution concerns also support the use of high purity silica.
Technological: Continuous advancements in microchip manufacturing processes and emerging technologies like 5G networks require higher purity levels which benefit the market.

Key Takeaways

The global High Purity Silica Market Share is expected to witness high growth. The global high purity silica market is estimated to be valued at US$ 8.64 Mn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031.

Regional analysis comprises Regional analysis comprises Asia Pacific currently dominating with over 40% share led by countries like China, Taiwan and Japan. The region is expected to continue its dominance due to presence of leading semiconductor fabrication and electronic manufacturing facilities.

Key players operating in the high purity silica market are Aisin, Anhui ChengShiXin, Dongyue Group, Heraeus, Nippon Steel, Wuhan New Land, Washington Mills. Key players operating in the high purity silica market are Aisin, Anhui ChengShiXin, Dongyue Group, Heraeus, Nippon Steel.

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1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it