Gallium Arsenide is mainly a semiconductor compound which are made up of two elements, Gallium (Ga) and Arsenic (As). The element Gallium is a rare earth material, whereas the Arsenic is mostly known for its poisonous properties. Gallium is a bi-product which is manufactured at the time of smelting aluminum and zinc. However, various manufacturing technologies such as Vertical Gradient Freeze (VGF) and Liquid Encapsulated Czochralski (LEC) help in manufacturing gallium arsenide wafers. Gallium arsenide wafers are extensively used in a wide array of industrial applications such as laser diodes, light emitting diodes (LED), wireless communication, solar cells, and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC).
Gallium arsenide wafer exhibits extraordinary material properties such as high electron mobility, wide temperature operating range, moisture resistance, and high thermal stability. For such properties, gallium arsenide wafer is well suited for various applications of fast switching ultra-high radio frequency.
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Going forward, the global gallium arsenide wafer market is expected to grow at a solid pace owing to its wide range of applications across industrial sectors.
Advantages of Gallium Arsenide over Silicon Boosts Market Growth
Gallium arsenide is a flexible and lightweight material and are highly resistant to various external factors such as UV rays, moisture, and radiation. Thus, gallium arsenide wafer is a preferred material in aerospace industry. Such USPs are driving the global gallium arsenide wafer market. Apart from these, gallium arsenide wafer is also widely used in various solar applications as it is considered as the most efficient solar material. Gallium arsenide wafer helps various end-users in producing more power to a given surface area than silicon wafers.
Furthermore, gallium arsenide performs well in low availability of sunlight. Such material is also used in manufacturing lightweight and flexible solar cells. Such excellent material properties of gallium arsenide wafer is further boosting demand in the global gallium arsenide wafer market.
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