is a non-planar, double gate transistor which is built on a Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) substrate. This technology is based on single gate transistor design. This technology is increasingly being adopted for use within Integrated Circuits (ICs) as this technology drastically reduces the power consumption of the transistor within an IC. FinFET technology facilitates increased levels of integration within ICs by offering superior levels of scalability.
The main characteristic of the FinFET is that it has a conducting channel covered by a thin silicon "fin" from which it gains its name. The thickness of the fin determines the effective channel length of the device. In terms of its structure, it typically has a vertical fin on a substrate which runs between a larger drain and source area. This protrudes vertically above the substrate as a fin.The global market for FinFET Technology
was estimated to be $XX billion in 2016 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of XX% and is forecast to reach $XX billion by 2021. The consumer electronics sector is forecast to have the highest growth of X% during the forecast period 2016-2021. Smart phones, Computers and Tablets are the major end-users for integrated circuits. The growth of chips manufacturing, integrated circuits manufacturing has benefited greatly due to development of FinFET. With regards to technology, 16nm and 14nm node and beyond technologies are growing at a high rate.
North America and Europe together are estimated to occupy a share of more than XX% during 2015.America is the largest user of global FinFET Technology with North America leading the charge in the year 2015. America’s region is forecast to have highest growth in the next few years due to growing adoption of FinFET in technological applications. Americas FinFET Technology market accounts to XX% of the global market for FinFET followed by Europe. In Americas, Smart phones, Computers and Tablets are the major end users of FinFET. The major players dominating this market include:
- Samsung Electronics Corporation Ltd. (South Korea)
- Intel Corporation (U.S.)
- Qualcomm Incorporated (U.S.)
- Mediatek, Inc. (Taiwan)
- Xilinx Inc. (U.S.) amongst others.