Global Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market, Size, Trends & Analysis with COVID-19 Impact - Forecasts To 2026 By Type of Photoresist Ancillaries (Anti-Reflective Coatings, Remover, Developer, Others), By Type of Photoresist (ARF Immersion, ARF Dry, KRF, G-Line, and I-Line), By Application (Semiconductors & ICS, LCDs, Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World); and Company Market Share Analysis & Competitor Analysis
Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market: Insights
The worldwide market for photoresist & photoresist ancillaries will register a high growth rate in the coming years 2020-2026. A photoresist is a light-sensitive inorganic material that, upon exposure to ultraviolet light, changes its chemical structure. A photoresist ancillary offers a broad range of chemistries, such as photoresist strippers, anti-reflective coatings, developers, and edge bead removers. Due to their features, such as smaller, thinner and more energy-efficient, photoresists and photoresist ancillaries are typically used in the manufacture of flat-panel displays. Some of the key factors expected to drive the growth of the photoresist & photoresist ancillaries market are the growing production of nm-based chips along with the increasing demand for rapid diagnostic systems. Moreover, the growing material technological advancements combined with rising focus on the rapid growth in the semiconductor industry are also projected to fuel growth in the market. However, some of the factors obstructing market growth throughout the forecast period are high prices of photoresist materials and stringent government rules and regulations.
Photoresist Ancillaries & Photoresist Market: By Photoresist
Based on the analysis of the type of photoresist, this market can be explained into four segments namely: ARF immersion, KRF, ARF dry, G-line, and I-line. The ARF immersion form segment would have a significant market share over the estimated timeframe. To generate micro and nano-scale electronic components, ARF immersion grades are used. ARF photoresists are used to meet the criteria of innovative miniaturization technologies of the next generation. This is due to the increase in the recent trend of creating smaller electronic devices with expanded features during the projected timeframe.
Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market: By Photoresist Ancillaries
Based on the analysis of the type of photoresist ancillaries, this market can be explained into four segments namely: remover, anti-reflective coatings, and developer, among others. The segment of anti-reflective coatings might have the highest market share over the estimated timeline. It is significantly increased due to properties such as contrast enhancement and multiple suppressions of reflection that directly influence the cost of the operation.
Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market: By Application
Based on the research of the application, the market is bifurcated into printed circuit boards (PCBs), semiconductors & ICs, and LCDs, among others. From 2020 - 2026, semiconductors & ICs are projected to be the biggest market shareholders. This is due to the rising demand for high-end semiconductors products from the electronics industry and rising demand for cutting edge products for semiconductors are some of the factors that drive demand growth are the awareness among customers.
Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market: By Region
Based on the geographic position, the market can be divided into Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, among others. The Asia-Pacific region is the primary source of revenue for the industry over the projected timeframe. Rising heavy investment in the electronics industry and increasing production of high-complexity chips are some of the factors impacting the market growth. Furthermore, the increased advancements in technology and an increase in its share of the market in R&D activities will fuel the growth of the APAC region.
Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market: Share & Competitor Analysis
The big players operating in this market are FUJIFILM Electronic Materials Co. Ltd., Eternal Materials Co., Ltd., Asahi Kasei Corporation, Allresist, HTP HiTech Photopolymere AG, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Merck Group, Avantor Performance Materials Inc, JSR Corporation, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., LG Chem, Ltd., The Dow Chemicals Company, KEMLAB, Kolon Industries, A-Z Electronic Materials S.A, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co. Ltd., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), and Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd., among others.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of companies profiled in the report.
In July 2020, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo (TOK) has announced the production of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) at its Songdo, Icheon plant.
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The Global Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market has been studied from the year 2017 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2018 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply side analysis for the Photoresist & Photoresist Ancillaries Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the companies and customer analytics.
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