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2021/11/19Silicon Parts2021 Silicon Parts Demand Outstrips Supply as Market Grows >30%Parts Revenues Expected to Exceed US $900M San Diego, CA, November 19 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm — announced …2021-11-19 00:34:20
2021/11/10UncategorizedTECHCET’S 2022 CMC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PAPERSTECHCET announces a call for papers for the upcoming 2022 CMC conference – “Mission Critical Materials Keeping Pace with Chip …2021-11-10 00:11:10
2021/10/25Consumable Equipment ComponentsCeramics/SiC Market Expected to Reach US $2.00BWill Aluminum Nitride & SiC Markets Continue to Grow? San Diego, CA, October 25, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm …2021-10-25 17:22:20
2021/10/11UncategorizedChip 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 …2021-10-11 19:45:53
2021/09/23Metal Chem“How long will it last?” Heightened Demand for Plating in Advanced Packaging & Front-End (FE)/Damascene ChemicalsHealthy growth through 2022, but softening expected in 2023 San Diego, CA, September 23, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm …2021-09-23 22:36:36
2021/09/13Sputtering TargetsSputter Targets & Metals Demand Met with COVID-impacted Lead-times and CostsDelivery lead-times lengthening and costs spike as Targets Revenues push ahead 8.5% to US$740 Million San Diego, CA, September 13, …2021-09-13 18:56:58
2021/08/30Uncategorized3rd Quarter Outlook on 2021 Semiconductor MaterialsRevenues Top $57B With growth upsides through 2025 San Diego, CA, August 30, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing …2021-08-30 16:58:52
2021/08/19Photoresist and AncillariesSteep 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 …2021-08-19 18:54:53
2021/08/10GasesWF6 and NF3 Demand Expected To Outstrip Supply By 2025 Driven By 3D NAND Memory Evolution2021 Recovery For Specialty Gases Stronger Than First Anticipated San Diego, CA, August 10, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm …2021-08-10 16:16:29
2021/08/03CMP Consumables, UncategorizedAdvanced Packaging and Next Generation Devices Accelerating CMP Consumables Growth2021 Slurry Market is Forecasted to Reach US$1.80 B up 8% from US$1.66 B in 2020 San Diego, CA, August …2021-08-03 15:59:06
2021/07/13UncategorizedAutomotive Market Driving Growth for Legacy QuartzQuartz Market Is Expected To Reach US$1.66 B in 2021 up ~20% San Diego, CA, July 13, 2021: TECHCET—the electronic …2021-07-13 18:53:39
2021/07/08UncategorizedShortage Threat to Semiconductor Materials from US Chip Expansions PlansIs the US Wet Chemical Supply-Demand out of Balance? San Diego, CA, July 8, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm …2021-07-08 16:35:46
2021/06/29CVD and ALD PrecursorsAre 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 …2021-06-29 23:03:04
2021/06/22Silicon WafersWafer Supply Constrained Through 2024 LikelyWill there be new greenfield projects to help with tightened capacity? San Diego, CA, June 22, 2021:  TECHCET—the electronic materials …2021-06-22 16:51:42
2021/06/08Photoresist and Ancillaries2021 Resist revenues to grow 6% to $2.0B and to $2.4B by 2025EUV and KrF materials will continue growing through 2025 given continued ramping of leading-edge devices San Diego, CA, June 8, …2021-06-08 23:01:49
2021/05/20Gases, Uncategorized2021 Electronic Gas Market to Reach $6.25B up 7%+Supply-chains straining to keep up with demand San Diego, CA, May 20, 2021: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business …2021-05-20 00:00:21
2021/04/05CVD and ALD Precursors, OEMs, UncategorizedALD/CVD Metal Precursors US$640M Market Booming to US$910M in 2024: Both advanced logic and memory growing demandSan Diego, CA, April 5, 2021: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information—announces that the global market …2021-04-05 12:06:23
2021/03/25Fabs, Photoresist and Ancillaries, Uncategorized, Wet ChemicalsSemiconductor Materials Supply-Chain Shortages COVID-19 Fallout and More to Come from Chip Fab Expansions24 March 2021, San Diego – TECHCET CA LLC’s prediction of a wet chemical supply fallout is materializing. The reduction …2021-03-25 20:25:56
2021/02/23Photoresist and AncillariesPhotoresists Revenues to be Up 11% to US$1.9BTECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information—announces that the global market for photoresists needed in commercial semiconductor manufacturing is …2021-02-23 19:06:06
2021/02/18UncategorizedCMP Consumables US$2.9B in 2021 for IC FabsHigh growth in demand for logic and memory 3D metal San Diego, CA, February 17, 2021: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory …2021-02-18 02:00:30
2021/01/12UncategorizedSemiconductor Materials $50B Market on a Strong Run in 2021Pandemic pushing people to Work From Home and School From Home San Diego, CA, January 12, 2021: TECHCET announced that …2021-01-12 19:59:23
2020/12/21Specialty Cleaning, Wet ChemicalsCMC Considers Bio-Solvents to Reduce Fab RisksSemiconductor Grade IPA Supply Impacted by COVID-19 San Diego, CA – December 21, 2020: The Critical Materials Council (CMC) of …2020-12-21 18:25:13
2020/12/02Specialty Cleaning, Wet ChemicalsSemi Wet Chemicals US$2B Market Threatened by LocalizationSpecialty Cleaning and Etching Changes Could Cause Yield Losses San Diego, CA, December 1, 2020: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm …2020-12-02 17:52:30
2020/11/17Semiconductor Growth and Wafer MarketWet Copper Deposition Materials for ICs and PackagesSteady growth in demand forecasted through 2024 San Diego, CA, November 16, 2020: TECHCET announces that the global market for …2020-11-17 18:35:35
2020/11/06UncategorizedRefreshing Material Advances for Logic, Memory, and Packaging5th CMC Conference “After-Hours” Available up to December 11 San Diego, CA, November 5, 2020: How to keep semiconductor fabs …2020-11-06 23:02:19
2020/10/21UncategorizedCritical Materials – PVD Targets US$1B and Growing StrongIncreasing demand forecasted through 2024 San Diego, CA, October 21, 2020: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology …2020-10-21 19:30:07
2020/09/21UncategorizedSemiconductor Materials Market to Hit $50B in 2020 Up 3%Winds Reverse on the Global Supply-Chain Seas TECHCET announces that 2020 global materials revenues in semiconductor fabrication are now forecasted …2020-09-21 17:59:37
2020/08/28UncategorizedCMP Consumables US$2.5B in 2020 for IC FabsStable world-wide growth in demand forecasted through 2024 San Diego, CA, August 27, 2020: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing …2020-08-28 03:02:28
2020/07/29UncategorizedRare Earth Elements Supply Uncertain for IC FabsChina’s de facto monopoly control remains for now San Diego, CA, July 29, 2020: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing …2020-07-29 20:20:26
2020/07/01Uncategorized2020 CMC Conference – State of the Art Virtual Engaging5th Annual Materials Event Will Happen in “Virtual Space” San Diego, CA, July 1, 2020: TECHCET and the Critical Materials …2020-07-01 18:51:30
2020/06/30UncategorizedQuartz Parts Market for Semiconductor Fabs Downward Trend Expected to US$1.2BSkilled Labor Shortage for Quartz Tube Fabricator Concerns TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information—announces that the …2020-06-30 19:07:22
2020/06/03UncategorizedCMC COVID-19 Impact Survey Shows Supply-Chain StrengthPre-registrants for 2020 CMC Conference access COVID-19 Info May 29, 2020: The Critical Materials Council (CMC) of semiconductor fabricators & …2020-06-03 21:09:10
2020/04/28UncategorizedCMC Workshop Flags Looming Shortages of IPA and SulfuricPre-registrants for 2020 CMC Conference access COVID-19 Info These extraordinary times of greater risks call for more information, so the …2020-04-28 19:03:11
2020/04/17UncategorizedChoppy Waters for Shipping $50B of Semiconductor Materials in 2020Risky Sailing on the Global Supply-Chain Seas TECHCET announces that: • 2020 global material revenues in semiconductor manufacturing forecasted to …2020-04-17 21:45:23
2020/03/10Photoresist and AncillariesEUV Materials Small But Strategic Fraction of $1.6B IC Photoresists MarketSan Diego, CA, March 9, 2020: TECHCET announced that the global market for Photoresists and Ancillary Materials declined in 2019 …2020-03-10 19:15:18
2020/02/12UncategorizedMaterials eBlast – Wet Chemicals & Specialty Cleans 2020 Q1TECHCET announced that Fluorite, needed for hydrofluoric acid (HF), prices in China have decrease by 9% over the last several …2020-02-12 20:34:19
2020/01/16UncategorizedSemiconductor Materials growing to nearly $50B Market in 2020 after DownturnLogic fabs leading in capacity and technology investments San Diego, CA, January 14, 2020: TECHCET announced that global revenues for …2020-01-16 19:46:45
2019/11/25UncategorizedCobalt and Nickel Targets Super Strategic for IC FabsSan Diego, November 25, 2019: TECHCET announced that the global market for Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Sputter Targets is declining …2019-11-25 19:49:01
2019/11/21Uncategorized2020 CMC Conference & Call For PapersIntel Keynote will lead off April 23–24 event in Hillsboro, Oregon San Diego, CA, November 21: The Critical Materials Council …2019-11-21 18:54:21
2019/11/07UncategorizedPreventing Yield Losses a Key Topic of Critical Materials Council Meetings and SeminarAt the recently concluded TECHCET Critical Materials Council (CMC) Seminar in Taoyuan, Taiwan, a diverse gathering of industry experts discussed …2019-11-07 21:35:05
2019/10/22UncategorizedCVD SiC Strong Amid Weak Demand for Structural Ceramics in OEM Tools in DownturnSan Diego, CA, October 17, 2019: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that the 2019 global market …2019-10-22 19:58:54
2019/10/11UncategorizedChinese and Korean Materials Suppliers Profiting from Japanese PoliticsSan Diego, CA, October 10, 2019: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information—announced that Chinese materials suppliers are moving …2019-10-11 20:36:07
2019/10/03CVD and ALD PrecursorsGlobal Market Remains Strong for ALD & CVD Precursors in IC FabsSan Diego, CA, October 2, 2019: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that the global market for …2019-10-03 20:32:29
2019/09/10FabsFab Materials Resilient Despite 2019 Downturn2020 Expected to Resume Steady Growth San Diego, CA, September 10, 2019: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory services firm providing business …2019-09-10 17:57:40
2019/08/16Uncategorized4th CMC Seminar Focus on Materials QualityQuality Excursions Can Cost Fabs Hundreds of Millions of Dollars The Critical Materials Council (CMC), a unit of TECHCET, announces …2019-08-16 18:05:15
2019/08/14UncategorizedMicron VP Keynote for the 4th CMC SeminarEvent in Taiwan 17 October will feature a keynote from Micron Technologies The Critical Materials Council (CMC) of semiconductor fabricators …2019-08-14 18:51:51
2019/08/07Consumable Equipment ComponentsQuartz Revenues a Positive Sign Amidst Equipment Sales DeclinesSan Diego, CA, August 06, 2019: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information—announced that the global market for quartz …2019-08-07 18:27:22
2019/07/25UncategorizedLitho Materials Market Growing to $3.2B in 2019 Despite Trade WarsSan Diego, CA, July 22, 2019: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that the global market for …2019-07-25 21:01:04
2019/06/20UncategorizedCMP Materials Market Reaches $2.7B Amid Signs of Orders Slowing in 2019San Diego, CA, June 19, 2019: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that the global market for …2019-06-20 02:16:03
2019/05/07Uncategorized4th CMC Conference Enabled Critical Information and ConnectionsEvent in Albany area 25-26 April featured GlobalFoundries keynote and presentations May 7, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Over …2019-05-07 20:35:59
2019/04/05UncategorizedChina Fab Materials Trade Facing UncertaintyTariffs and Supply-Chains discussed at SEMICON China San Diego, CA, April 3, 2019: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory services firm providing …2019-04-05 22:04:25
2019/02/14UncategorizedCritical Materials Business and Technology Information 20194th Annual Critical Materials Council (CMC) Conference April 25-26 in Saratoga Springs, New York a must-attend for business and technology …2019-02-14 21:16:33
2019/01/09UncategorizedSemiconductor Materials Market will be +3% to $50.4B in 2019TECHCET’s Forecast Remains Strong Despite Trade Wars San Diego, CA, January 9, 2019: TECHCET—the electronic materials advisory services firm providing …2019-01-09 20:09:04
2018/11/27UncategorizedCMC and ICMtia Create Historic IC Fab Materials Event in ChinaSAN DIEGO, CA; November 27, 2018: The annual Critical Materials Council (CMC) Seminar held October 29-30, 2018, in Ningbo, China …2018-11-27 21:44:18
2018/09/28Photoresist and AncillariesIC Lithography Materials Market at $6.8B by 2023EUV lithography demand small but strategic San Diego, CA, September 28, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— …2018-09-28 19:26:50
2018/09/21Specialty Cleaning, Uncategorized, Wet ChemicalsIC Specialty Cleaning Materials US$1B Market in 2022Custom chemistry blends for exacting applications San Diego, CA, September 21, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— …2018-09-21 20:42:59
2018/09/07Sputtering TargetsSupply Chain Challenges in $650M Sputtering Target MarketTungsten, Cobalt, and Rare Earth Elements in flux San Diego, CA, September 07, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic …2018-09-07 19:45:59
2018/08/13Consumable Equipment ComponentsUS$1B Global Market for Quartz Growing Amidst Fluctuating Lead-timesWafer Shortage affecting Silicon Components Market San Diego, CA, July 25, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— …2018-08-13 17:34:32
2018/07/11Uncategorized2018 CMC Seminar / ICMtia Conference Joint Event in Ningbo, ChinaSAVE THE DATE: October 30-31, 2018 San Diego, CA, July 09, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— …2018-07-11 16:35:21
2018/07/06UncategorizedALD/CVD Precursors Market Reaches $1.3B by 2023Cobalt sources highly strategic through 2023 San Diego, CA, July 3, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— …2018-07-06 16:18:35
2018/06/15UncategorizedFreeman and Tracy Enrich Ranks of TECHCET AnalystsFar-sighted Experts Recently with Gartner and SEMI, respectively TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials information— announced that seasoned industry …2018-06-15 09:10:02
2018/06/08UncategorizedOver $40B Fab Materials Market Led by Silicon WafersSilicon wafer revenues grew 21% in 2017 San Diego, CA, June 08, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials …2018-06-08 12:35:23
2018/01/18UncategorizedCMP Materials Market to Reach $2.4B by 2022Slurry and Pad Sub-Markets both ~6% CAGR San Diego, CA, January 18, 2018: TECHCET—the advisory services firm providing electronic materials …2018-01-18 10:20:43
2017/12/10UncategorizedCMC Conference 2018 Call For PapersSemiconductor manufacturing event to be held April 26–27 in Phoenix, Arizona San Diego, CA: The Critical Materials Council (CMC) of …2017-12-10 22:33:46
2017/04/18Uncategorized2017 Critical Materials Conference – It’s not like any other!For Immediate Release 2017 CMC Conference A Highly Differentiated Program Brought to you by the CMC and TECHCET Register now! …2017-04-18 21:03:24
2016/12/21All, OEMsGermanium Can Take Transistors Where Silicon Can’tNearly 70 years ago, two physicists at Bell Telephone Laboratories—John Bardeen and Walter Brattain—pressed two thin gold contacts into a …2016-12-21 20:56:10
2016/12/08All, China, OEMsChina’s SMIC eyes S. Korea’s Dongbu HiTekOctober 25, 2016: China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. is seeking to buy South Korea’s only foundry chipmaker Dongbu HiTek Co., …2016-12-08 20:41:03
2016/10/09All, TechnologyVeeco Announces Reduction in ALD Technology InvestmentsVeeco Announces Reduction in ALD Technology Investments and Guides Third Quarter 2016 Revenue to High End of Guidance Range PLAINVIEW, …2016-10-09 19:25:37
2016/10/03All, FabsNanya to invest NT$50 billion over next 2 years, says presidentTaiwan-based DRAM maker Nanya Technology is looking to invest a total of NT$50 billion (US$1.6 billion) over the next two …2016-10-03 16:29:37
2016/10/03All, FabsSon of SoftBank to Invest $4.6 Bil. in Korea for Next 10 YearsSon Jeong-ui (or Masayoshi Son), chairman of SoftBank in Japan, will invest up to 5 trillion won (US$4.55 billion) in …2016-10-03 16:28:55
2016/09/30All, OEMsQualcomm in Talks to Acquire NXP SemiconductorsQualcomm Inc. is in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV, a deal that likely would cost more than $30 billion …2016-09-30 04:40:09
2016/09/28All, OEMs450mm And Other Emergency MeasuresTalk about boosting wafer sizes from 300mm to 450mm has been creeping back into presentations and discussions at conferences over …2016-09-28 01:47:08
2016/09/12All, FabsGlobalFoundries Rolls Out 12nm FD-SOI ProcessThe key issues of cost and extendibility of an advanced FD-SOI offering are addressed by GlobalFoundries in the following release. …2016-09-12 16:56:23
2016/09/08All, ChinaWestern Digital Urges China to Tread Carefully on Chip AmbitionsWestern Digital Corp. Chief Executive Steve Milligan warned that China’s burgeoning semiconductor industry may flood global markets if the rapid …2016-09-08 18:56:28
2016/08/24AllTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) Reports Change of $-1058.785 MILLION INTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) reported a change of -1058.785 million in its assets and liabilities in the fiscal …2016-08-24 19:58:23
2016/08/24All, FabsLaird’s Liquid Cooling Systems and Temperature Controllers Designed for Semiconductor FabricationAug 24, 2016 Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has developed custom cooling and temperature control systems for semiconductor fabrication …2016-08-24 19:57:39
2016/08/24All, ChinaTowerJazz and SMIC’s Sales Forecast to Surge in 2016  Total pure-play foundry market expected to jump 9{1c8721459c474d1d5b48ba9ae7120e36de45aa62207fb48292a0a282be55d27f} this year, up from 6{1c8721459c474d1d5b48ba9ae7120e36de45aa62207fb48292a0a282be55d27f} growth in 2015. August 23, 2016 …2016-08-24 19:30:08
2016/08/20All, ChinaChina’s Capital Equipment Market To BoomThe worldwide semiconductor capital equipment market declined 3{1c8721459c474d1d5b48ba9ae7120e36de45aa62207fb48292a0a282be55d27f} last year to $36.53 billion from 2014’s $37.5 billion, but inside China …2016-08-20 19:52:28
2016/08/19All, FabsPraxair, Linde said to be discussing $60 billion mergerPraxair headquarters in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Praxair Inc. is in discussions to combine with Germany’s Linde AG, people familiar with …2016-08-19 19:56:25
2016/08/19All, OEMsApplied soars; KLA’s tools; Firm buys last U.S. wafer maker.Applied Materials reported its results for the third quarter ended July 31. Net sales of $2.82 billion were up 15{1c8721459c474d1d5b48ba9ae7120e36de45aa62207fb48292a0a282be55d27f} …2016-08-19 19:53:36
2016/08/18All, ChinaSouth Korea’s Exports to China Fell for 13th Consecutive MonthSEOUL, KOREA 18 August 2016 – 10:45am Jung Suk-yee The Korea International Trade Association announced on August 17 that South …2016-08-18 19:54:44
2016/08/17All, TechnologyIntel Is Now A Threat To TSMC, GlobalFoundries And SamsungSummary Intel is poised to become the next go-to chip manufacturing service provider for OEMs who need ARM-based processors. The …2016-08-17 19:55:22
2016/08/15All, TechnologyInfineon tops power semiconductor market, followed by TI and ST, after 2.6{1c8721459c474d1d5b48ba9ae7120e36de45aa62207fb48292a0a282be55d27f} decline to $34b in 2015Overall revenue for the power semiconductor market globally fell by 2.6{1c8721459c474d1d5b48ba9ae7120e36de45aa62207fb48292a0a282be55d27f} to $34bn in 2015, due primarily to macroeconomic factors …2016-08-15 16:07:50
2016/08/12All, TechnologyUnlike Intel And TSMC Samsung Electronics’ Semiconductor Investment Expected to Shrink in H2 Year on YearSEOUL, KOREA 10 August 2016 – 11:45am Cho Jin-young According to IC Insights, a market survey organization, in the second …2016-08-12 17:19:57
2016/08/01All, ChinaChinese smelter capacity to continue growing despite a tightening copper concentrates marketCHUNLAN LI 01 AUGUST 2016 Although copper prices have fallen by over 50{1c8721459c474d1d5b48ba9ae7120e36de45aa62207fb48292a0a282be55d27f} since they reached a peak in 2011, …2016-08-01 17:25:45
2016/06/30AllNew Source of Helium Found In Tanzania!“A new approach to gas exploration has discovered a huge helium gas field, which could address the increasingly critical shortage …2016-06-30 18:18:26
2016/05/27All, ChinaAnticipated Impact on NEON: US Tariffs on China Steel Increased FurtherChina is critical to the electronic supply chain, especially for noble gases like NEON.  Reduction in China steel production means …2016-05-27 18:22:27
2016/04/18AllWhat’s happening to Japan’s semiconductor industry?The 2016 global semiconductor market is forecast to decrease by 2.4 percent from the previous year according to the World …2016-04-18 20:24:13

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