CMP Materials Market to Reach $2.4B by 2022

Slurry and Pad Sub-Markets both ~6% CAGR

San Diego, CA, January 18, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that increased use of 3D structures in commercial ICs leads to the need for more Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (CMP) process steps in commercial IC fabrication to keep the different layers properly aligned. The growing importance of CMP technology will lead to steady growth in the market for consumable materials. In particular, colloidal ceria slurry technology is a growing opportunity for 3D-NAND fabrication, as detailed in the latest quarterly update to the TECHCET Critical Materials Report (CMR) on CMP Slurry and Pads.

“The number of CMP process steps from 28nm- to 10nm-nodes has doubled, and advanced nodes clearly offer more opportunities for CMP and the need for more process consumable products,” explained Diane Scott, TECHCET senior analyst and author of the report. “Based on our proprietary models, at and below the 14nm-node the transistor-level CMP steps exceed the number used to form metal interconnects.”

Due to the recent introduction of cobalt (Co) metal for on-chip interconnects, TECHCET is now tracking direct materials for Co CMP. The rapidly growing market for cobalt CMP slurry is estimated to be about US$4M this year, using slurry sets derived from those used in copper (Cu) CMP. Global slurry and pad revenues for all IC CMP processes are forecast to reach US$2.4 billion by the year 2022.

Suppliers covered in this report include: Ace Nanochem, Adcon Lab, Anii Microelectronics, Asahi Glass, BASF, Bailkowski/PSB, Cabot, Dongjin SemiChem, DowDupont, Eka Chemical/Akzo Nobel, Eikem, Eminess Technologies, Entrepix, Evonik Industries, Ferro, FujiFilm, Fujimi, Fuso Chemical, General Engineering and Research, W.R.Grace, Hitachi Chemical, Innovative Organics, Intersurface Dynamics, JGC C&C, JSR, KC Tech, Kemesys, Merck (incl. former AZ Chemical), Mitsui Mining & Smelting, Nalco, Nano Phase Technologies, Nissan Chemical Industries, Nitta-Haas, Precision Colloids, Rhodia (Solvay), Samsung (Cheil Industries), Showa Denko, Sibond, Saint-Gobain, Soulbrain, UK Abrasives, U Wiz Technology, Universal Photonics, Versum, Wacker Chemie

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ABOUT TECHCET: TECHCET CA LLC is an advisory service firm focused on process materials supply-chains, electronic materials technology, and materials market analysis for the semiconductor, display, solar/PV, and LED industries. Since 2000, the company has been responsible for producing the SEMATECH Critical Material Reports, covering silicon wafers, semiconductor gases, wet chemicals, CMP consumables, Photoresists, and ALD/CVD Precursors. For additional information about these reports or CMC Fabs membership please contact Diane Scott at +1-480-332-8336, or go to or