Electronic Wet Chemicals Price Volatility Sparks Concern

Price volatility in chemicals used for semiconductors further strains market San Diego, CA, September 27, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— has witnessed a wide range of price volatility for multiple wet chemical and specialty cleans market segments. This in combination with the high demand across the semiconductor industry is causing concern among chip makers and suppliers alike. TECHCET’s current forecast shows a 6.7%…

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CMP Slurry Suppliers Struggle with Balancing Costs and Increased Demand

San Diego, CA, September 20, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— is closely tracking issues in the critical materials supply chain, including those related to CMP (chemical mechanical planarization) slurries needed for semiconductor production. The CMP slurry supply chain is experiencing strain from limited production capacity in the midst of continued strong demand from chip fabricators. Slurry suppliers are struggling to balance the demands…

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Electroplating Materials – Any Slowdown in Sight?

Advanced logic device expected to drive metal plating market forward San Diego, CA, September 13, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— forecasts the total 2022 IC electroplating (Metal Chemicals) revenues to grow 8.1% to reach US$1,019 million. “A key growth driver for the electroplating market includes increases in interconnect layers in next generation advanced logic device nodes,” states Karey Holland, Ph.D., TECHCET’s Chief Strategist…

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Semiconductor Equipment Consumables – Silicon Parts, in High Demand with Continued Shift Toward Asia

San Diego, CA, September 8, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— reports that the demand for high-purity Silicon Parts for semiconductor manufacturing equipment will continue strong in 2022. This forecast is expected as equipment sales grow and fabs expansions continue to ramp. The Silicon Parts market is expected to top US $900 million, a 10% increase from US $824 million in 2021. TECHCET forecasts…

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Supply Tightening Expected for Specialty Electronic Gases

Demand to outpace supply for NF3 and WF6 unless alternatives come into play San Diego, CA, August 31, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— reports that the supply of Specialty Gases, nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) and tungsten hexafluoride (WF6) for electronics could tighten amongst high projected demand by 2025-2026. This forecasted steep trajectory will challenge supply-chains to keep pace. However, alternatives being developed could interrupt…

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Sputtering Targets Driven by Robust Semiconductor Demand

Metal supply chains to face increased demand given broader chip applications San Diego, CA, August 25, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced that the Semiconductor Sputtering Target market is expected to reach US$1.33 billion in 2022, up 7% from US$1.24 billion in 2021. Target suppliers are planning for 2023 deliveries to remain on track to meet high forecasted customer demand. TECHCET also forecasts…

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ADVISORY ALERT on CHIPS Act Featuring Washington DC Professionals Hon. Bonnie Glick and Mr. Madison Smith

San Diego, CA, August 19, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information to chip fabricators and material suppliers — just completed their 3rd Quarter CMC Advisory Alert Meeting focused on the US CHIPS Act and the future of materials supply. This virtual event of over 150 attendees, featured the Honorable Bonnie Glick, Director of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy, and Madison Smith, Principal, Washington…

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Silicon & SOI Wafers – A Record Year Amidst Tightening Supply

New production expansions needed, but will not take effect until 2024 San Diego, CA, August 16, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced the Silicon Wafer market for semiconductor applications, including SOI wafers, will grow to US$16 billion in 2022, about 12% above the US$14.2 billion recorded in 2021. Wafer shipments are expected to reach a record, with a forecasted 6% growth to 15.1…

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US CHIPS ACT Now Approved by President Biden – What’s Next?

US CHIPS ACT Now Approved by President Biden – What’s Next? San Diego, CA, August 9, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced that today President Biden signed the long-awaited CHIPs Act into law. So, “what’s next” for the US semiconductor industry? Pres. Biden signs CHIPS Act, from news feed from US News 8/9/2022 The US CHIPS Act will attempt to level the playing…

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Advanced Lithography Drives Extension and Ancillary Materials

Will growth slow enough to meet PFAS environmental challenges? San Diego, CA, July 26, 2022:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced an updated outlook of the Lithography Extension and Ancillary Materials market segments. These advanced chemistries, which include developers, anti-reflective coatings, edge-bead removers, and others, are forecasted to grow by over 6% in 2022, and will approach a US$2.8 Billion market in 2023. As…

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