Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Overview

Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market size is forecast to reach US$84.5 billion by 2027 after growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during 2022-2027. Semiconductor fabrication refers to the process of manufacturing semiconductor products. It can be defined as the materials that are used to pattern semiconductor wafers. Materials such as silicon wafers, wet chemicals, industrial gases, chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) slurry and pads, photomasks, sputter targets, photoresists for semiconductors, photoresists for EUV, electrostatic chucks, IC lead frame, and others, are generally used as the semiconductor fabrication materials. One of the major factors driving the growth of the semiconductor fabrication material market is the increasing use of digitally integrated ICs in the electrical and electronics, automotive, and telecommunication industry. Also, the increasing growth of the semiconductor industry with rising advancements in the semiconductor solutions, is one of the primary reasons behind the upliftment of the semiconductor fabrication material market. For instance, as per the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) the global semiconductor industry sales in August 2021 registered US$47.2 billion, up 29.7% over August 2020's $36.4 billion total and 3.3 percent higher than July 2021's $45.7 billion total.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID 19 outbreak has impacted the development of the semiconductor fabrication material market in 2020 owing to the lockdown measure in various region such as Asia-Pacific, North America and others. However, despite the Covid -19 pandemic, aerospace and defense contributed US$ 382 billion to the gross domestic product of the United States with US$ 90.6 billion from exports and has shown a growing trend as compared to 2019 with the export of US$ 40.6 billion, and revenue US$ 218.6 billion according to Aerospace and Defense Association.

Report Coverage

The report “Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market – Forecast (2022-2027)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the semiconductor fabrication material market.
By Material Type: Wet Chemicals, Silicon Wafers, Industrial Gases, Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) Slurry and Pads, Photomasks, Sputter Targets, Photoresists for Semiconductors, Photoresists for EUV, Electrostatic Chucks, IC Lead Frame, Wire Bonding, and Others
By Semiconductor Type: N-Type and P-Type
By Application: Consumer Appliances, Power Generation, Electronic Components, and Others
End Use Industry: Telecommunication, Energy, Electrical and Electronics, Medical and Healthcare, Automotive, Defence & Aerospace, and Others
By Geography: North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Belgium, and Rest of Europe), APAC (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Rest of South America), and Rest of the world (Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market owing to rapid increase in electrical and electronic sector. 
  • N-Type are the most commonly used semiconductor type which is used to obtain a majority charge carrier of free electrons making them more conductive than intrinsic semiconductors.
  • The rise in demand from various end-use industries like telecommunication, consumer appliances, and others are expected to boost the demand for the semiconductor fabrication material market during the forecast period.
  • High cost for raw material is the major restrain for the market growth.

    Asia-Pacific Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Revenue Share, By Geography 2021 (%)
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Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Segment Analysis - By Semiconductor Type

N-type segment held the largest share in the semiconductor fabrication material market in 2021 and is estimated to rise at a CAGR of 6.8% in terms of revenue during the forecast period from 2022-2027. N-type semiconductors are key materials in the formation of p-n junctions, where a p-type and an n-type semiconductor are brought in close contact to create a depletion region. Holes and electrons recombine in this region and result in the production of light, thus obtaining Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s). According to the U.S. Department of Energy, China dominates the LED manufacturing market. In 2019, the total size of the North American LED luminaire market was estimated to be US$ 11.6 billion of which the United States was about US$ 8.14 billion. The growing LED industry as well as the Electronics Industry and new developments like the launch of new products, expansions, and acquisitions, are the key factors contributing to the growth of this segment.

Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Segment Analysis - By End-Use Industry

Electrical and electronics sector held the largest share in the semiconductor fabrication material market in 2021 and is estimated to rise at a CAGR of 7.8%% in terms of revenue during the forecast period from 2022-2027. The Semiconductors fabrication materials are used in the manufacture of different kinds of electronic devices, including diodes, transistors, chips control temperatures, timers, automated features and integrated circuits. Electrical and electronic appliances make life easier with smart technology and the internet of things is an advantage. As a result, semiconductor chips help to work with multi-functionality feature to respond to rising demand & maintain standards, and highly durable services. According to IPC Economic outlook December 2021, the electronics industry, which includes categories such as components, loaded boards, computers, communications equipment, and consumer electronics is being increased by 2.6% in November 2021. The electrical and electronic sector sales have been increased by 30.6% as compared to 2019 and 12.8% in 2019-2021. Therefore, the growing electronic manufacturing will increase the demand for semiconductor fabrication material during the forecast period.

Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Segment Analysis - By Geography

Asia-Pacific region held the largest share in the semiconductor fabrication material market and growing at CAGR of 7.9% during 2022-2027. China’s semiconductor sector has expanded to become one of the largest in the world and also is the biggest consumer of chips. For instance, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the Chinese semiconductor industry is estimated to invest US$12.3 billion in 2021 and US$15.3 billion in 2022, on CAPEX contributing about 15% of the global total. On the other hand, the increasing investments in the semiconductor industry, with the rising installation of new plants will drive the market growth of Japan’s semiconductor fabrication material. For instance, the Japanese government invested US$6.8 billion for domestic production of semiconductors to make the nation a major global provider of essential computer chips. Furthermore, India’s semiconductor sector has expanded with the increasing government investment and rise in the end use industries such as energy and telecommunication, is driving the market growth of semiconductor fabrication material market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the India Briefing, in 2021 the government funded US$10 billion to boost semiconductor and display manufacturing in the country, in order to attract large chip makers and make India as hi-tech production hub globally.

Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Drivers

Rise in demand from End use Industry

Increased use of semiconductors in various end-use industries such as telecommunication, consumer appliances, and others are expected to boost the demand for the semiconductor fabrication material market during the forecast period. The modern period of telecommunication commenced with the use of semiconductor devices in telecommunication technology. The transistors technology helped develop existing technology from narrow broadband to private packet-switched networks. 5G network is another technology achieved with the help of semiconductor technology and can transfer large amounts of data 100-200X faster than 4G LTE. However, various components of the internet of things infrastructures like processors, modems, and logic chips helped increase memory output and performance. Therefore, the use of semiconductor devices in telecommunication is boosting the demand for semiconductor fabrication material during the forecast period. Power semiconductors consist of power sensors, SiC devices, power control integrated circuits, rectifier diodes. These devices are widely used in consumer appliances produced by semiconductor fabrication materials like chips, logic, wafer, memory, etc. According to the Association of Home Manufacturer appliances, the home appliances industry has generated US$198.14 billion throughout the U.S. economy and CAD 5.8 billion in output across Canada in 2020. 

Increasing Government Initiative for new semiconductor production units

The government initiation plays a vital role in the development of any sector. The investment by the government helps to boost the demand and market share. The U.S. government has taken the initiation to fortify America's semiconductor supply chains through robust investments in U.S. chip production and innovation. In June 2021, the U.S government passed the fund to United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), broad competitiveness legislation that includes US$ 52 billion to bolster domestic chip manufacturing, research, and design. The semiconductor industry has urged the U.S. House of Representatives to follow suit and send legislation to the President's desk to be signed into law. In addition, leading Chinese foundries and several foundry start-ups have accelerated their pace of building trailing-edge fabs. According to VLSI, China’s memory and foundry capacity is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.7% over the next 10 years. In 2020- 2021, semiconductors helped world to move steadily to overcome the hurdles faced by COVID-19. As semiconductor innovation and global chip demand continue their inextricable rise, government and industry must work together for the production of semiconductor. Therefore, the growing total cost of ownership will help in the development of semiconductor in the country and helping to increase the demand for semiconductor fabrication material during the forecast period.

Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Challenges

High Cost for Raw Material

In the recent time there has been an increase in the prices of raw materials that are used for Semiconductor fabrication material manufacturing such as silicon chips, wafers, industrial gases, and others owing to which there is an increase in the price of Semiconductor Fabrication Material as well. A silicone is made from the second-most abundant element on Earth which has become scarce, is increasing concern to car parts to computer chips. The shortage in silicon metal had cut the production in China, and prices has grown up in between May 2021 – October 2021. Also, the costs of semiconductor are proportional to its function and performance in order to meet building code requirements. Semiconductors undergoes extensive research and testing to ensure that quality and performance standards are met, and as a result, it is more highly priced. Therefore, all the above factors significantly contribute towards the high cost of semiconductors, thereby posing as a significant challenge for the semiconductor fabrication material market during the forecast period.

Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the semiconductor fabrication material. Major players in the semiconductor fabrication material market are:
  1. DuPont de Nemours, Inc.,
  2. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
  3. Sumco Corporation
  4. Air Liquide S.A
  5. JSR Corporation
  6. Versum Materials Inc.
  7. Globalwafers
  8. Sumitomo Chemical, 
  9. Photronics, Inc.
  10. Honeywell International Inc. 

Recent Developments

  • In April 2021, CMC Materials acquired International Test Solutions which will enable them to help solve their customers’ most demanding challenges and maximize their yield & throughput in the semiconductor manufacturing process.
  • In November 2020, Showa Denko Materials, Co., Ltd., in collaboration with Chengdu Kemeite Special Gas Co., Ltd., established a new subsidiary, Chengdu Kemeite Showa Electronic Materials Co., Ltd., which aims to strengthen SDK’s business to produce and sell high-purity gases for electronics.

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1. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope 
2. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market- Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Material Type
    2.2 Key Trends by Semiconductor Type
    2.3 Key Trends by Application
    2.4 Key Trends by End-Use Industry
    2.5 Key Trends by Geography
3. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– Comparative analysis 
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market- Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium 
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market- Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes 
7. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies 
8. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– By Material Type (Market Size -US$ Million/Kilo Tons)
    8.1 Wet Chemicals
    8.2 Silicon Wafers
    8.3 Industrial Gases
        8.3.1 Bulk Gas Monosilane 
        8.3.2 NF3 
        8.3.3 WF6 
        8.3.4 Cleaning Gas (CIF3,20%F2N) 
    8.4 Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) Slurry and Pads
    8.5  Photomasks
    8.6 Sputter Targets
    8.7 Photoresists for Semiconductors
    8.8 Photoresists for EUV
    8.9 Electrostatic Chucks
    8.10 IC Lead Frame
    8.11 Wire Bonding
    8.12 Others
9. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– By Semiconductor Type (Market Size -US$ Million/Kilo Tons)
    9.1 N-Type
    9.2 P-Type
10. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– By Application (Market Size -US$ Million/Kilo Tons)
    10.1 Consumer Appliances 
    10.2 Power Generation
    10.3 Electronic Components
        10.3.1 Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly 
        10.3.2 Semiconductor Packaging and Assembly 
        10.3.3 Power Electronics Packaging and Assembly 
    10.4 Others
11. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market- By End-Use Industry (Market Size-US$ Million/Kilo Tons)
    11.1 Telecommunication
    11.2 Energy
        11.2.1 Oil & Gas
        11.2.2 Wind Energy
        11.2.3 Solar Energy
        11.2.4 Others
    11.3 Electrical and Electronics
    11.4 Medical and Healthcare
    11.5 Automotive
    11.6 Defence & Aerospace
    11.7 Others
12. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market- By Geography (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    12.1 North Americ
        12.1.1 USA
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 UK
        12.2.2 Germany
        12.2.3 France
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 Netherlands
        12.2.6 Spain
        12.2.7 Russia
        12.2.8 Belgium
        12.2.9 Rest of Europe
    12.3 Asia-Pacific
        12.3.1 China 
        12.3.2 Japan 
        12.3.3 India
        12.3.4 South Korea
        12.3.5 Australia and New Zealand
        12.3.6 Indonesia
        12.3.7 Taiwan
        12.3.8 Malaysia
        12.3.9 Rest of APAC
    12.4 South America
        12.4.1 Brazil
        12.4.2 Argentina
        12.4.3 Colombia 
        12.4.4 Chile
        12.4.5 Rest of South America 
    12.5 Rest of the World 
        12.5.1 Middle East 
   Saudi Arabia
        12.5.2 Rest of the Middle East 
   South Africa 
   Rest of Africa 
13. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– Entropy
    13.1 New Product Launches
    13.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
14. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– Industry/Segment Competition Landscape Premium
    14.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    14.2 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    14.3 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    14.4 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    14.5 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
15. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market– Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
16. Semiconductor Fabrication Material Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments
    16.1 DuPont de Nemours, Inc 
    16.2 Shin-Etsu Chemical
    16.3 Sumco Corporation
    16.4 Air Liquide S.A. 
    16.5 JSR Corporation 
    16.6 Versum Materials, Inc. 
    16.7 Globalwafers
    16.8 Sumitomo Chemical
    16.9 Photronics, Inc.
    16.10 Honeywell International Inc and more
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