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In recent years, driven by the Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence, the global silicon wafer manufacturing materials market has grown significantly. The data shows that the global silicon wafer manufacturing materials market size has increased to 37.343 billion USD in 2021, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.7%. It is expected to reach 42.754 billion USD in 2023. In this article, we collect the top 10 global silicon wafer manufacturing companies in 2023.

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Shin-Etsu Chemical


silicon wafer manufacturing company: Shin Etsu company
LocationTokyo, Japan
Established time1926-09-16
Company websitehttps://www.shinetsu.co.jp/en/

Company profile
In 1953, Shin-Etsu Chemical became the first firm in Japan to enter the silicones business. In the decades since, Shin-Etsu has created a diverse line of products designed to exploit the many useful properties of silicones. It has grown to become the No.1 silicone manufacturer in Japan and one of the leading firms worldwide.

Main products and services
Silicones are used in a wide range of application fields such as in automobiles, electric and electronics, cosmetics, construction and food, and the Shin-Etsu Silicone produces over 5,000 kinds of versatile silicone products.

SUMCOSI company
LocationTokyo, Japan
Established time1999-07-30
Company websitehttps://www.sumcosi.com/english/

Company profile
SUMCO is a dedicated silicon wafer manufacturing company with a global market share of approximately 30%, and an overseas sales ratio of about 80%. Besides, it is a company creatide by merging the silicon wafer operations of Sumitomo and Mitsubishi.

Main products and services
SUMCO mainly manufactures and sales silicon wafers for semiconductor industry.

It provides high-quality silicon wafers supporting the semiconductor industry at the leading edge. Raw materials with the highest level of quality are used as the silicon wafer material. The wafers are produced under the strictest quality control to create products meeting customer needs in all kinds of ways.

SAS Globalwafer company
LocationTaiwan, China
Established time2011-10-18
Company websitehttps://www.sas-globalwafers.com/en/home-2/

Company profile
The predecessor of GlobalWafers was the Semiconductor Business of SAS (Sino-American Silicon Products Inc), founded in Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park, 1981. It carved out from SAS semiconductor business unit in October 2011.

GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. is Taiwan’s largest, world’s third-largest and largest non-Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. It has actively adjusted its product sales strategy and expanded into silicon material application products in order to expand the product application fields.

Main products and services
GlobalWafers specializes in 3” to 12” silicon wafer manufacturing, possessing a complete production line from ingot growth, slicing, etching, diffusion, polishing and epitaxy. Its high value products include Epi wafers, polished wafers, diffusion wafers, annealed wafers, SOI wafers, FZ wafers and compound wafers

Silicon wafer manufacturing company: Siltronic company
LocationMünchen, Germany
Established time1953
Company websitehttps://www.siltronic.com/en/

Company profile
Positioned as one of the world’s leading silicon wafer manufacturing company with diameters up to 300 mm, Siltronic partners with many preeminent chip manufacturers and companies in the semiconductor industry. It is globally oriented and operates production facilities in Asia, Europe and the USA.

Main products and services
Siltronic AG manufactures polished and epitaxial wafers in accordance with the latest design rules. Besides, it has a secure supply of high quality polysilicon at competitive prices.

LocationGyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Established time1983-04-25
Company websitehttps://www.sksiltron.com

Company profile
SK siltron that has been part of the domestic and overseas semi-conductor industry for over 35 years and is dedicated to becoming the 1st silicon wafer manufacturing company in Korea.

Main products and services
SK siltron is a manufacturer specializing in Silicon Wafer which is an essential material in semi-conductor process.

SOITEC company
LocationBernin, France
Established time1992
Company websitehttps://www.soitec.com/en/

Company profile
Soitec’s technologies, projects and industrial capacity make it one of the crown jewels of France’s industrial sector. The company was founded 25 years ago in Grenoble’s high-tech ecosystem and now has a presence throughout the world.

Main products and services
Soitec designs and manufactures innovative semiconductor materials. Its products are used to manufacture chips that go into smart phones, tablets, computers, IT servers and data centers as well as electronic components in cars, connected devices, and industrial and medical equipment.

LocationTaiwan, China
Established time1997-07
Company websitehttps://www.waferworks.com/tw/

Company profile

Wafer Works is a world-class electronic material supplier and specializing in heavily doped silicon wafers manufacturing. To better reach and serve our global clients, Wafer Works has set up over ten locations around the world, three advanced manufacturing facilities across Taiwan of China and Mainland of China, and additional sales and service centers in each key market region around the world.

Main products and services
As a world-leading semiconductor silicon wafer manufacturing company, Wafer Works dedicates to provide high-quality products and services to customers all over the world. Our products include various doping 12-inch (and below) polished wafer, epitaxial wafer, double-sided wafer, lapped wafer, etched wafer, ultra-thck, ultra-thin wafer, and SOI wafer.

OKMETIC company
LocationVantaa, Finland
Established time1985
Company websitehttps://www.okmetic.com/

Company profile
Okmetic is a true pioneer in silicon wafer business as it has manufactured high value-added silicon wafers since 1985. Besides, Okmetic is the world’s seventh largest silicon wafer company and leading supplier of advanced, high value-added silicon wafers.

Main products and services
Okmetic’s has the most extensive 150 to 200mm silicon wafer portfolio in the market comprising of comprehensive lines of Silicon On Insulator wafers and High Resistivity RFSi® wafers as well as Patterned wafers, Single Side Polished and Double Side Polished wafers, TSV wafers and Wafers for Power devices. Products can be widely used in smartphones, portable devices, automotive electronics, industrial process control and medical devices, the Internet of Things (IoT).

EPISIL company
LocationTaiwan, China
Established time1985-03
Company websitehttps://www.episil.com/index/

Company profile

Episil Technologies Inc. was established in 1985 in Hsinchu Science Park. Episil was the world’s first Linear Bipolar IC professional foundry, as well as the first professional to provide the foundry service of compound semiconductor devices for both for GaN and SiC. At present, Episil has one 4/5-inch and two 6-inch wafer fabs, to facilitate the most marketable small-size wafer foundry.

Main products and services

In order to focus on the foundry services of niche power semiconductors, at the same time to expand the portfolio into energy-saving, new energy vehicles and other related industries, Episil Technology is facilitated with diversified and broad, multiple wafer process in addition to MOSFET, IGBT and FRED power discretes and high-power/high-voltage CMOS process.

Combined with Bipolar, CMOS and DMOS devices to enable high voltage, high current and other advantages, Episil can propose a suitable process for power IC as well.

Xinsheng Semiconductor


ZINGSEMI company
LocationShanghai, China
Established time2014-06
Company websitehttps://www.zingsemi.com/

Company profile

Shanghai Xinsheng Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. was established in June 2014. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai Silicon Industry Group Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Silicon Industry, stock code: 688126). It is located in Lingang, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. The new area is a Chinese company that commercially provides 300mm (12 inches) semiconductor silicon wafers.

Main products and services

Shanghai Xinsheng Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. is committed to the research and development of silicon wafers such as 300mm silicon single crystal growth, silicon wafer processing, epitaxial wafer preparation, silicon wafer analysis and detection, which are suitable for logic, storage, CIS and other product applications of advanced technology.


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A silicon wafer is a thin, circular slice of crystalline silicon used as a substrate in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices.

Silicon wafers serve as the foundation for fabricating integrated circuits (ICs), microprocessors, memory chips, and other semiconductor devices used in electronics.

Manufacturers provide various services including wafer production in different sizes, customization of specifications, quality testing, and technical support for semiconductor device fabrication.

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