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Research and Markets: CMP Consumables 2015 Critical Materials Report

June 30, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “CMP Consumables 2015 Critical Materials Report” report to their offering.

The global CMP consumables market volumes continue to grow faster than semiconductor volumes as additional CMP process steps are added in each device generation. At over $2.0B for all CMP consumable segments, 2014 CMP slurry and pad revenues are up 6.0% over 2013, and are projected to be up an additional 4.3% in 2015, according to a new report , CMP Consumables 2015 Critical Materials Report.

From 2017 to 2020, however, revenues are expected to be flat to slightly lower as polishing layers become thinner, slurry flow rate decreases, pad life increases and slurry pricing pressure increases.

The market share of Cabot Microelectronics, the historical slurry market leader, continues to be stable at just over 36% globally. Aside from Cabot, market ranking for twenty other slurry suppliers can be identified only in the context of a specific process application, as each segment functions as an independent market. This results in a fragmented slurry market with a half-dozen major suppliers, each with a significant market share in at least one process area. The pad market is still led by Dow Chemical with about 78% share globally. Cabot Microelectronics shares the Tier 2 pad group with Fujibo and NexPlanar, with an estimated 4-6% share each.

Defect reduction requirements and tighter specs on removal uniformity continue their relentless march to planarization perfection in order to satisfy the demands of device manufacturing below 20nm. The 3M slurry-free fixed abrasive pad has been determined to be unable to keep up with defect demands below 20nm, and is undergoing an orderly withdrawal from the market. TSV, 3D integration and vertical NAND devices are providing new opportunities for CMP market growth, but will not be enough to turn the overall revenue projections positive.

The 2015 CMP Consumables Report includes supply chain segments on Slurries and Abrasives; Pads; Slurry Filters; Pad Conditioners; PVA Brushes; Equipment; Retaining Rings; and Support Services. Reports on Process Flows and a CMP retrospective comprise the remaining two segments. Each section, including the popular Slurry and Pad reports, can be purchased separately, with a discount for purchase of the entire set.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Report Scope

2. Executive Summary

3. CMP Slurry & Abrasive Suppliers

4. CMP Pad Suppliers

5. CMP Pad Conditioner Suppliers

6. CMP PVA Brush Suppliers

7. CMP Filter Suppliers

8. CMP Process Equipment Suppliers

9. CMP Retaining Ring Suppliers

10. CMP Support Products and Services Suppliers

11. CMP Process Flows

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