As the fundamental building material for semiconductors, silicon wafers are vital components of virtually every type of electronic good. This includes computers, smart phones, consumer electronics, air conditionings, video games, and so much more. If it?s electronic, chances are that you wouldn?t be able to use it without silicon wafer manufacturing. As the new year begins, there is no better time to look into and predict what 2017 will have in store for silicon wafer manufacturing. Every year is different, so it will be interesting to see what this year has in store for silicon wafers. So what does 2017 have in store for silicon wafer manufacturing? Keep reading for an insightful silicon wafer market outlook for 2017.
Overall, there is a lot in store for silicon wafer manufacturing in 2017. Despite a slow start to 2016, the 2016 year for silicon wafers was a strong one. Now, thanks to the increasingly important role that they play in electronic devices, the total global silicon wafer shipments this year are expected to exceed the old market high that was set in 2015. Furthermore, global wafer shipments are forecast to continue shipping at record levels throughout 2018. Specifically, semiconductor sales are predicted to grow 4.7% in 2017, and that?s viewed as a modest prediction. It?s safe to say that 2017 is going to be an exciting year for silicon wafers!No matter what?s in store for silicon wafer manufacturing in 2017, Wafer World, Inc. can help you meet all of you wafer and needs. Our silicon wafer manufacturing company has been satisfying customers in over 45 countries and across six continents since 1997. Get the highest quality silicon, gallium arsenide, germanium, indium phosphide, sapphire, and quartz products by visiting our fully equipped online store or calling us at (561) 842-4441 today!