SEMI® Photomask Characterization Report

Photomask Characterization Summary (Report)   

Market Trends/Forecast for the Semiconductor Photomask Market

Publication Date: March 2015
Principal Analyst: Lara Chamness, SEMI
Number of Pages: 21
Format: .pdf

The worldwide photomask market is estimated to be $3.2 billion in 2014 and forecasted to total $3.4 billion in 2016. This report provides a summary and trends of this important market.

SEMI has conducted a supply-side market characterization of the photomask market. Seven region of the world are covered in this summary including North America, Japan, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Rest of World. Market size estimates reflect the merchant and captive market, and excludes license, royalty, and equipment revenues. In addition to the interviews, a comprehensive literature review, including company financial reports, was conducted.

Methodology and Scope

Two methodologies were used in the development of this information. First, major suppliers were interviewed and contacted for the purpose of this analysis. A questionnaire, which summarizes all of the desired information, was developed and sent to all of the suppliers. Of the companies contacted, all responded directly to the survey questionnaire.

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Overview
  • Technology Trends
  • Market Trends
  • Summary
  • Appendix A - 2014 Photomask and Reticle Questionnaire
  • Appendix B - Summary of Merchant Photomask Supplier Websites
  • Appendix C - Photomask Supplier Consolidation Flow Chart (1986 - Current)
  • Appendix D - Partial Summary of Advanced Lithography Partnerships
  • Appeindix E - List of Recent Lithography-Related Press Releases

List of Figures/Tables

  • Figure 1 – 2013 Estimated Wafer Fabrication Materials Market
  • Figure 2 – Worldwide Semiconductor Sales
  • Figure 3 – Quarterly Silicon Shipments 
  • Figure 4 – Worldwide Quarterly Billings for Semiconductor Equipment
  • Figure 5 – Worldwide Annual Billings for Mask and Reticle Equipment
  • Figure 6 – Supplier Market Share
  • Figure 7  Photomask Market Forecast by Region (millions of U.S. dollars)
  • Table 1 – List of Photomask Suppliers Contacted for the Photomask Characterization
  • Table 2 – Weakening Yen Impact on Japan Supplier Annual Billings
  • Table 3 – Summary of Photomask Suppliers Strategic Relationships
  • Table 4 – High Volume Leading-Edge Production by Device Manufacturer 
  • Table 5 – Regional Photomask Market 2007-2016


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