Porous Silicon Substrates Market Size & Share, by Type (Microporous, Mesoporous, Macroporous); Application (Medical & Healthcare, Battery Applications, Thin Film Applications) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Mar 03, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Porous Silicon Substrates Market size is expected to cross USD 10 Billion by the end of 2033, witnessing around 7% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 - 2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of porous silicon substrates was USD 5 Billion. The primary growth factor of porous silicon substrates market is attributed to increase in number of Internet of Things (IoT) across the world. Recent data revealed that the number of Internet of Things (IoT) is forecasted to be tripled from 10 billion in 2020 to 30 billion in 2030.

The penetration of technology plays an important role in the development of macro-porous silicon and especially with the innovation of the IoT and connected devices, the porous silicon substrates market is estimated to witness rapid growth. Increasing demand for porous silicon substrates for a high degree of biocompatibility, and the development of advanced semiconductor components, are expected to propel demand over the coming years. Thus, the high revenue generation by IoT are anticipated to expand the porous silicon substrates market. By 2025, IoT solutions is forecasted to generate around 12 trillion dollars worldwide. Further, porous silicon substrates are widely employed in a variety of applications, including computers, energy devices, medical devices, information and communications technology, and other applications which is estimated to boost the market.

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Porous Silicon Substrates Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Expansion of Electronics Sector – Porous silicon substrates are being highly utilized in wide range of electronics such as computers, energy devices, healthcare devices and other applications. Thus, the growth in expansion of electronics sector, especially the developments in Internet of Technology (IoT), is anticipated to gather notable revenue in the assessment period. As per recent estimates, it was calculated that the revenue generated by the U.S. electronics industry in 2019 stood up at USD 300 billion.

  • Growth in Healthcare Sector – Porous silicon substrates are a preferred choice for the manufacturing of medical devices owing to its characteristics such as efficient solutions, bio-compatibility silicon, environmental monitoring, photo-electrochemical cells, and buffer layer in heteroepitaxy. Lately, it was estimated that revenue generation by healthcare segment stood up at approximately USD 60 billion in 2022.

  • Surge in Chemical Industry – Latest reports stated that the revenue garnered by the global chemical industry in the year 2021 was approximately 4 trillion dollars, a considerable increment from the previous year with 3 trillion dollars.

  • Rise in Research and Development Expenditure – As per the World Bank, global research and development spending increased to 2.63% of total GDP in 2020.

  • Growing Urbanization - Presently, more than 50% of the world's population resides in cities. The number of people living in urban areas would more than double to 6 billion by 2045.


  • Low Adoption Rate – There are various disadvantages associated with silicon. It is difficult to use as an electrical material without alloying with other materials since it is neither a good conductor nor an insulator in its pure state. Additionally, it has a higher melting point than many other semiconductors, which means melting it takes more energy. It may alter the production process and raise the price of silicon-based semiconductors. Further, at extremely high temperatures, it could degrade. This limits the applications of the material as it could only function as a semiconductor up to a certain temperature. Hence their adoption rate is low.
  • Stringent Rules by Government
  • Fluctuation in Costs of Raw Materials

Porous Silicon Substrates Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 5 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 10 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Porous Silicon Substrates Segmentation

Application (Medical & Healthcare, Battery Applications, Thin Film Applications)

The porous silicon substrates market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into medical & healthcare, battery applications, thin film applications, and others. Out of these, medical & healthcare segment is attributed to hold largest market share by 2033, owing to the high number of users in healthcare sector. A study stated that by 2025, global healthcare sector users is forecasted to stood up at approximately 1.3 billion people. Also, the user penetration was calculated to be 12% in 2022 and expected to rise to 18% by 2025.

Type (Microporous, Mesoporous, Macroporous)

The global porous silicon substrates market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by type into microporous, mesoporous, and microporous. Amongst which, the microporous segment is anticipated to garner the highest revenue by the end of 2033. Although the low chemical stability of the material may provide difficulties for its industrial exploitation, microporous silicon may be useful for a variety of particular applications including hydrogen storage, catalysis, gettering, explosives, and gas sensing. Hence they are extensively uses in gas and oil industry. Therefore, growth in chemical or oil and gas industry is also estimated to boost the growth of the segment.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

           By Type

  • Microporous
  • Mesoporous
  • Macroporous

          By Application

  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Battery Applications
  • Thin Film Applications
  • Others

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Porous Silicon Substrates Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast   

The North American porous silicon substrates market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033, backed by expansion of electronics sector in the region, along with high consumption of chemicals by Americans. In 2019, the U.S. consumer electronics industry was predicted to garner almost 300 billion U.S. dollars. Moreover, the calculation of the consumption of chemicals, in the year 2020, was estimated to reach at least 230 million tons, which is 4% more than in 2019. Further, there has been growing investment made by key market players which is also estimated to boost the market expansion. Additionally, government are making an effort in order to support the expansion of porous silicon substrates in this region which would also have an influence on the market.

APAC Market Statistics

Further, the market in the Asia Pacific is also estimated to grow at the fastest rate over the forecast period. The growth of the market in this region can be attribute to growing recovery of end user industries. Owing to the region's favorable production and end-user capturing conditions, numerous manufacturers are anticipated to relocate or expand their manufacturing facilities there. Sales in East Asia are heavily reliant on the expansion of the electronics and manufacturing industries, both of which make heavy use of porous silicon substrates.

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Companies Dominating the Porous Silicon Substrates Landscape

      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis 
    • Refractron Technologies Corp.
    • Microchemicals GmbH
    • Porous Silicon
    • Tetreon Technologies, Ltd
    • Sil’tronix Silicon Technologies
    • SmartMembranes GmbH
    • Sanghai Famous Trade Co., Ltd
    • Porex
    • HPQ Silicon


In The News

  • NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. have invested in Neoplas med GmbH through a CVC fund jointly operated with Pegasus, Tech Ventures. Neoplas med GmbH had recently launched a unique wound healing technology named as low temperature plasma jet therapy.

  • The Development Agreement between HPQ Silicon and Apollon Solar SAS ("Apollon"), which was inked in 2017, has been extended through June 30, 2020, according to an announcement. The biggest change to this fourth renewal was that the Agreement's primary focus was on manufacturing and value creation related to the deployment of porous silicon (PSi) in the market for lithium-ion batteries, using Apollon's patented process to make porous silicon wafers with silicon metal (Si) produced by the HPQ PUREVAP quartz reduction reactor ("QRR").

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4505
  • Published Date: Mar 03, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The expansion of electronic sector along with the increased production of electronics and rising demand of IoT devices is expected to bring lucrative growth opportunities in the forecast period.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 - 2033.

High costs of the raw materials coupled with increased costs of the production process and stringent rules by government are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., Refractron Technologies Corp., Microchemicals GmbH, Porous Silicon, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, application, and by region.

The medical & healthcare segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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