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Research and Markets: Global Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Report 2016

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Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market 2016-2020” report to their offering.

The market is shifting toward captive shops, thus leading to in-house production of photomasks. Growing number of fabless companies and greater use of semiconductor devices in automobiles is likely to boost growth in the overall semiconductor industry, and this will create demand for fabrication materials during the forecast period.

According to the report, growth in the electronic device industry boosts the semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) market, thereby driving the need for semiconductor fabrication materials. Rising demand for compact electronic devices and large panel displays increased the demand for semiconductor ICs and printed circuit board (PCB), and this indirectly triggers the demand for manufacturing materials like photoresist and photoresist ancillaries.

Further, the report states that both fabrication material vendors and semiconductor ICs manufacturers face stiff challenge in handling semiconductor fabrication materials such as photoresist due to environmental and occupational health hazards, which arise during manufacturing and processing of materials.

Moreover, emerging technologies, such as IoT, M2M, UHD TVs, hybrid laptops, and vehicle automation, are also expected to fuel the demand for semiconductor wafers.

The growing trend of miniaturization of electronic devices is also anticipated to drive the market growth during the forecast period. The advent of advanced systems like MEMS, Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS), and 3D stacked ICs has led to a demand for finer patterning in semiconductors. This growing need for microfabrication is projected to drive the market for new fabrication materials with improved heat and stress resistance properties.

The silicon wafer segment dominated the market during 2015, with a market share of around 33%. The growing demand for semiconductor ICs has resulted in an increase in the production capacity of semiconductor wafers. Moreover, the investments being made by key vendors for expanding their fabrication facilities is also expected to drive the growth of this segment during the forecast period.

Segmentation by material type and analysis of the semiconductor fabrication material market

  • Silicon wafers
  • Photomasks
  • Photoresists
  • Wet chemicals
  • CMP slurry and pads
  • Gases
  • Sputter targets
  • Photoresist ancillaries

The leading vendors in the market are:

  • BASF
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • Henkel
  • Hitachi
  • Honeywell
  • JSR
  • TOK

Other prominent vendors in the market include

  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Air Liquide
  • Alent
  • Avantor Performance Materials
  • Linde
  • Praxair

Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive summary

Part 02: Scope of the report

Part 03: Market research methodology

Part 04: Introduction

Part 05: Technology landscape

Part 06: Market landscape

Part 07: Market segmentation by types

Part 08: Geographical segmentation

Part 09: Market challenges

Part 10: Impact of drivers and challenges

Part 11: Market trends

Part 12: Vendor landscape

Part 13: Key vendor analysis

Part 14: Key recommendations for vendors and investors

Part 15: Appendix

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