After further processing by power electronics manufacturers, NTD silicon is used in high-end electronic switching devices. These devices are used in a range of high-power semiconductor applications such as power grid infrastructure, industrial automation, wind turbine systems, high-speed trains and the automotive industry. The long-term outlook for NTD silicon remains strong and the impact from COVID-19 to date has been minimal.
Silicon Irradiation increased its global market share to 58.2 per cent in the 2019 calendar year, compared to 50 per cent in the 2018 calendar year. Revenue from silicon irradiation, also known as neutron transmutation doping (NTD) in 2019-2020 was over 12 per cent higher than the previous year.