Sapphire Substrate Materials Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2018 - 2026

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An aluminum oxide matter developed in a hexagonal crystal-like form is known as sapphire substrate material. Sapphire substrate is a tough material possessing heat resistant property. Sapphire substrate materials can be changed into desired form as it is crystalline in appearance. Sapphire substrate materials are extremely inactive and prone to most of the environmental changes.

Market Dynamics

The market growth for sapphire substrate materials is because of the increasing acceptance of SoS technology. Moreover, the property of sapphire to act as an insulator boosts its growth during the forecast period. Also, the upsurge in demand for LED material from various end-use industries also supports the growth of sapphire substrate materials. However, the market is hampered by surplus of sapphire substrate materials. Initially, the sapphire substrate materials fascinated a great number of key players in the market and resulted in the decreased cost, thereby minimizing the profitability for major players. On the other hand, the augmented acceptance of GaN-on-Si-based LED materials is also restricting the market growth of sapphire substrate materials.

Market Classification

The global sapphire substrate materials market is bifurcated based on wafer diameter, application and geography. Based on wafer diameter, the market is classified into 2 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches, and others. Light emitting diode (LED), radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), laser diodes, silicon on sapphire (SoS) ICs, and others are the various applications of sapphire substrate materials.

Regional Overview

The market for sapphire substrate materials is segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa (MEA). Asia-Pacific was the major contributors to the growth of sapphire substrate materials market in 2016. This trend is because of the existence of major LED manufacturers in the region. Ease of availability of raw materials, presence of large number of equipment suppliers, and cheap labor cost also boosts the market attractiveness of the region. Moreover, deep-rooted electronics sector is also likely to boost the market during the forecast period. The North America market was the second largest contributor to the global sapphire substrates materials market. The region is also projected to witness significant growth owing to the growing applications of sapphire substrates in RFICs and laser diodes.

Report Coverage


Sapphire Substrate Materials Market

Analysis Period

2015 – 2026

Historic Data

2015 – 2016

Base Year


Forecast Data

2018 – 2026

Market Stratification

Wafer Diameter, Application, Geography

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Report Coverage

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Analysis,

Player Profiling, Value Chain Analysis


Market Participants

Precision Micro-Optics, Hansol Technics, Rubicon Technology, Meller Optics, Kyocera Corporation, Saint-Gobain Group, Crystal Applied Technology, Crystalwise Technology Inc., and Monocrystal Inc. are the major players operating in the sapphire substrate materials market. These players involved have adopted the strategies including expansion and mergers and acquisitions with local as well as established players.

Market Segmentation

Market By Wafer Diameter

·         2 Inches

·         4 Inches

·         6 Inches

·         Others

Market By Application

·         Light Emitting Diode (LED)

·         Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs)

·         Laser Diodes

·         Silicon on Sapphire (SoS) ICs

·         Others

Market By Geography

·         North America

o   US

o   Canada

o   Mexico

·         Europe

o   UK

o   Germany

o   France

o   Rest of Europe

·         Asia-Pacific

o   China

o   Japan

o   India

o   Australia

o   Rest of Asia-Pacific

·         Latin America

o   Brazil

o   Rest of Latin America

·         Middle East and Africa (MEA)

o   South Africa

o   Saudi Arabia

o   Rest of MEA

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