Global Semiconductor Materials Market 2015-2019
About Semiconductor Materials
Semiconductor materials are compounds used for fabrication and packaging purposes. These materials can be broadly classified into two: fab materials and packaging materials. Fab materials are used in different stages of the fabrication process, such as etching, oxidation, deposition, and planarization; whereas packaging materials are specifically used for packaging to increase the reliability of semiconductors. Semiconductor packages are composed of plastics, metals, and ceramics. They protect the fabricated IC on the semiconductor die, and interconnect the die and the PCB. These packages provide different advantages to semiconductors like reducing packaging footprints, reducing the output signal inductance, etc.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global semiconductor materials market to grow at a CAGR of 5.58% over the period 2014-2019.
Covered in this Report
This report covers the present market conditions and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor materials market for the period 2015-2019. The report provides an overview on the leading vendors in the market. It also highlights the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top six vendors in the global semiconductor materials market. The market segmentation is done based on:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Semiconductor Materials Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Semiconductor Materials Market: BASF SE, Dow Corning, DuPont, Henkel, Hitachi Chemical, and Honeywell Electronic Materials.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Evergreen Semiconductor Materials, Guangdong Rongtai, Lintec, Lord, and Mitsui High-tec.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend that promotes growth in this market is the adoption of fab-lite strategy. It is an asset-light strategy whereby vendors have stopped investing in leading-edge wafer plants and developing new technologies, and instead depend on third-party foundries.”
According to the report, the increasing demand for smartphones is a key driver that promotes growth in this market. The increase in purchasing power of customers has led to increased demand for smart devices. Features such as touch screens, Wi-Fi connectivity, and access to the Internet are based on signals generated by high-tech circuits within the device.
Further, the report states that the health and environmental hazards from photoresists is a challenge faced by this market. Photoresists are hazardous to human health as well as to the environment. People are sensitive to airborne molecular contaminants and amines. Exposure to positive photoresists could cause disorders such as kidney and liver failure.
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