Critical Material Reports & CMC Membership

Provides you with Business Market Intelligence and Analysis with insights from years of combined industry experience. Includes Quarterly Updates for most CMR, emailed Analyst’s…

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Markets & Competitive Landscaping

TECHCET’S Powerful Insight into the Electronic Materials industry uniquely qualifies competitive analysis and forecasting that is second to none. Our analysts are recognized for…

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IP (Intellectual Property) Development

Expert Witness & IP Work TECHCET’s deep technical knowledge and experience in the Electronic Materials Industry allow them to produce the highest-quality information for…

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M&A / Due Diligence

M & A – Mergers and Acquisition Due Diligence Years of expertise in the semiconductor materials and equipment sector enable TECHCET to identify the…

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Chip Demand Riding High but for How Long?

Materials Capacity Constraints on the rise with possible correction in 2023 San Diego, CA, October 11, 2021:  TECHCET warns of possible bull-whip effect from the 2020-2021 steep chip growth. A key factor that may ease any sudden inventory correction is limited materials capacity. All materials from wafers to wet chemicals are seeing signs of strain as lead-times are steadily increasing. Leadtime push outs result from the supply-demand imbalances and…

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“How long will it last?” Heightened Demand for Plating in Advanced Packaging & Front-End (FE)/Damascene Chemicals

Healthy growth through 2022, but softening expected in 2023 San Diego, CA, September 23, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced a heightened need for plating chemistries consumed in advanced packaging & FE/damascene driven by huge growth in chips in all sectors. This includes plating chemicals for copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), tin (Sn), and silver (Ag). Total copper plating chemicals are expected to grow…

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Sputter Targets & Metals Demand Met with COVID-impacted Lead-times and Costs

Delivery lead-times lengthening and costs spike as Targets Revenues push ahead 8.5% to US$740 Million San Diego, CA, September 13, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced COVID-19 related logistic issues remain, causing increased delivery lead-times and higher logistic costs for targets and metals among other materials. Chip fabricators and sputtering target suppliers both confirm tight supply and long lead-times for Cu/Cu alloy targets,…

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3rd Quarter Outlook on 2021 Semiconductor Materials

Revenues Top $57B With growth upsides through 2025 San Diego, CA, August 30, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced 2021 semiconductor materials revenues will top $57B, growing by 8% to 30%, covering the spectrum of materials segments. CAGR for all materials is estimated to be at least 5.3% through 2025. The highest growth segments include wafers, equipment components, precursors, cleans, CMP, and photoresists….

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Steep Increase in Photoresists & Ancillaries Market Driven by Surge in Wafer Starts (Updated 8/24)

Resist Sales are projected to be $2B in 2021, ~11% over 2020 San Diego, CA, August 19, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced that resist sales for semiconductor manufacturing will top $2B in 2021, an 11% increase over 2020. CAGR is estimated to be 7% through 2025. Ancillaries (developers, solvents, edge bead removers) and extension materials (anti-reflective coatings) are anticipated to grow 9.9%…

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WF6 and NF3 Demand Expected To Outstrip Supply By 2025 Driven By 3D NAND Memory Evolution

2021 Recovery For Specialty Gases Stronger Than First Anticipated San Diego, CA, August 10, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced 3D NAND memory evolution is driving increased use of WF6, NF3, and heavy noble gases (Kr and Xe), which may lead to a supply shortage. WF6 demand growth, with a CAGR of 14.2%, is expected to outstrip supply by 2024/2025. The high growth…

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Advanced Packaging and Next Generation Devices Accelerating CMP Consumables Growth

2021 Slurry Market is Forecasted to Reach US$1.80 B up 8% from US$1.66 B in 2020 San Diego, CA, August 3, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced CMP (chemical mechanical planarization) consumables for advanced packaging exhibited high growth of approximately 14.1% in 2021 over 2020 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.7% over the next 5 years. Applications such as 3DTSV,…

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Automotive Market Driving Growth for Legacy Quartz

Quartz Market Is Expected To Reach US$1.66 B in 2021 up ~20% San Diego, CA, July 13, 2021: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— the automotive chip shortage is driving strong growth of < 200 mm quartz demand. Quartz suppliers have been struggling to ramp up production to meet demand.  As Highlighted in TECHCET’s Quartz Report. “Even 150mm parts demand is coming back,” stated Lita…

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Shortage Threat to Semiconductor Materials from US Chip Expansions Plans

Is the US Wet Chemical Supply-Demand out of Balance? San Diego, CA, July 8, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— warns that semiconductor materials are at risk of shortage in the US. In response to President Biden Executive Order on America’s Supply-Chains, TECHCET submitted a report highlighting US semiconductor material supply-chains at risk. The oncoming expansions planned in the US by Intel, TSMC, Samsung,…

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Are There New Opportunities for Tier 1 and Tier 2 CVD/ ALD Precursor Suppliers?

Precursors global market is expected to be US$1.7B by 2025. San Diego, CA, June 29, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information— announced announced that there are several new opportunities in the wake of the Pandemic and unresolved Global trade issues for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Global fab expansions drive demand and R&D investments Continued M&A by Tier 1 suppliers reduce the…

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