CMC Considers Bio-Solvents to Reduce Fab Risks

Semiconductor Grade IPA Supply Impacted by COVID-19 San Diego, CA – December 21, 2020: The Critical Materials Council (CMC) of semiconductor fabricators & suppliers joint-meeting in December focused on disruptions in the global supply-chain for high-purity acids and solvents due to the boom-and-bust business of oil refining. Due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions reducing passenger travel, there has been a well-documented reduction in demand for oil and gasoline that…

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Semi Wet Chemicals US$2B Market Threatened by Localization

Specialty Cleaning and Etching Changes Could Cause Yield Losses San Diego, CA, December 1, 2020: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information—announces the global market for wet chemicals needed for global semiconductor fabrication in 2021 is forecast to reach US$2 billion. However, recent trade wars threaten the stability of global supply-chains for critical materials, with China, the European Union, Japan, and the U.S. all announcing plans…

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IC Specialty Cleaning Materials US$1B Market in 2022

Custom chemistry blends for exacting applications San Diego, CA, September 21, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that global IC fabrication demand for specialty cleaning materials is forecasted to be over US$800 million in 2018, and growing steadily to over US$1 billion by the year 2022. The highest growth rate, at over 15 percent CAGR, is seen in post-etch residue removal (PERR) specialty chemical formulations…

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