Market Research & Supply-Chain Analysis

TECHCET provides Business Intelligence and Analysis on the Electronics and Semiconductor Materials Markets through our annually published Critical Material ReportsTM (CMR). These market research…

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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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Electronic Gases Market Aimed for Rebound Despite Challenges

Houthi rebel attacks and geopolitical issues raising inflation and energy prices San Diego, CA, January 23, 2024:  TECHCET — the advisory firm providing materials market & supply chain information for the semiconductor industry — reports that healthy recovery is on the way for the Electronic Gases market, following the decline to below US$7 billion in 2023. For the coming year, the Specialty Gas segment is currently forecasted to grow…

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Future Market Trends for CMP Consumables Point Upwards

Increasing CMP Process Steps Driving High Growth for CMP Consumables San Diego, CA, January 10, 2024:  TECHCET — the advisory firm providing materials market & supply chain information for the semiconductor industry — has announced projections that the CMP Consumables market will approach US$3.5 billion in 2024, rising from the US$3.3 billion forecasted for 2023. Looking ahead to 2027, TECHCET anticipates a further surge, with the consumable materials market…

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Chemical Suppliers Struggle to Keep Up with US Expansion Plans

Long-term US semiconductor growth is certain, but short-term chaos is likely San Diego, CA, January 3, 2024:  TECHCET — the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information on semiconductor supply chains — is forecasting a jump in the US domestic share of the semiconductor material market to 13-15% by 2027, as support grows for incoming fab expansions. While this outlook is looking generally positive for the US…

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Semiconductor Materials Market – Better Things to Come in 2024

Despite downturn in 2023, material demand and market growth are on the rise San Diego, CA, December 8, 2023:  TECHCET — the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information on semiconductor supply chains — announced that the Total Semiconductor Materials market is forecasted to rebound with almost 7% growth in 2024 to reach US$74 billion. This upwards turnaround comes after a contraction of -3.3% in 2023 due…

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Wet Chemicals Market to Make an Upward Turn in 2024

Chemical consumption to increase for leading-edge tech and fab expansions San Diego, CA, December 4, 2023:  TECHCET — the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information on semiconductor supply chains — sees the semiconductor wet chemicals market contracting slightly in 2023, followed by a 6% rebound in 2024. The future ramp will be largely driven by growth in chemical consumption from leading-edge device technology, especially as expansion…

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Semiconductor Ceramic Parts Market to Rebound in 2024

New investments in CVD SiC expected from equipment component suppliers San Diego, CA, November 22, 2023:  TECHCET — the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information on semiconductor supply chains — has announced that the consumable ceramic equipment parts market will contract by -5% in 2023 to US$2.5 billion. Ceramic fabricated parts, including alumina (Al2O3), aluminum nitride (AlN), silicon carbide (SiC), and chemical vapor deposition SiC (CVD-…

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2023 CMC Seminar Unveils Semiconductor Industry Hurdles

Materials supply chains logistics, quality, and metrology complexities San Diego, CA, November 7, 2023: The 2023 Critical Materials Council (CMC) Seminar in Taichung, Taiwan centered on, “Future-Proofing the Supply Chain,” as introduced by keynote speaker Donghui Lu, Corporate VP at Micron Taiwan. Mr.Lu’s presentation touched upon the risks and inefficiencies in global semiconductor materials sourcing and ultimately called for the tightening of the supply chain through three key actions:…

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US Chip Expansions in Need of Significant Materials Support

Domestic chemical demand to leap through 2027, though supply is not prepared San Diego, CA, October 31, 2023:  TECHCET — the electronic materials advisory firm providing market and supply-chain information — is forecasting US demand for the bulk chemical sector to increase by a combined 75% by 2027. The anticipated demand jump is due to announced fab expansions coming on-line and increasing wafer start capacities. Over the next 4…

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Growing Supply Chain Risks for Germanium and Gallium

How can the US stabilize Ge/Ga supply to support high semiconductor demand? San Diego, CA, October 12, 2023:  TECHCET — the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information on semiconductor supply chains — has uncovered a significant supply chain risk for germanium and gallium for the global semiconductor market. Both germanium and gallium are critical metals essential to producing RF and sensor devices, 5G, IT communications, and…

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Semiconductor Supply Chain Problems Running Rampant?

Solutions to mitigate future materials supply vulnerabilities By Lita Shon-Roy, MS/MBA, and Sachi Brown, TECHCET CA Over the past 2 to 3 years, the semiconductor industry has faced extreme pressure to meet growing consumer demand for an abundance of everyday electronic products like cars, smartphones, and computers. This pressure has only been amplified by various supply chain issues stemming from the raw material sources that are essential to building…

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