The semiconductor photoresist market reaches USD 1.6 billion in 2020, and the EUV growth rate exceeds 50%
According to CINNO Research industry information, due to the downturn of the semiconductor market in 2019, the photoresist market has also shown negative growth; although there will be the impact of new coronary pneumonia in 2020, it is expected to grow again.
According to Japanese media News.Mynavi reports, according to the US electronic materials market research company TECHCET survey, the global market for photoresist and auxiliary materials has experienced negative growth in 2019 due to the impact of the downturn in the semiconductor market. The forecast will turn to positive growth.
It is predicted that the market size of the major G-Line / I-Line and DUV photoresists in 2020 will exceed US $ 1.6 billion (approximately RMB 11.2 billion) after 2018. On the other hand, the market size of EUV photoresist exceeds USD 10 million (approximately RMB 70 million) in 2020, and the average annual growth rate is expected to reach more than 50% by 2023, but from the current overall market for EUV photoresist In view of this, EUV photoresist accounts for less than 1%.
TECHCET analyst Ed Korczynski said, "For many years, the introduction of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV Lithography) has been delayed, and now it is finally being adopted by IC production below the 7nm process. Following TSMC and Samsung Electronics, Intel plans to apply EUV to the most advanced logic semiconductor production in 2023. SK Hynix has also begun to discuss applying EUV to the production of cutting-edge DRAM. " In the future, as the demand for EUV grows, and there are signs that EUV technology will also be used for mass production, EUV special etching resist supplier Inperia received in February 2020 from photoresist manufacturers, EUV semiconductor manufacturers, etc. A total investment of USD 31 million (approximately RMB 217 million).
It is said that the Dutch EUV exposure equipment company ASML sold 203 DUV Stepper (deep ultraviolet exposure machine) and 26 EUV Lithography equipment (extreme ultraviolet exposure equipment) in 2019. ASML retains the production capacity of 30 EUV exposure equipment "NXE: 3400 series" in 2020, and plans to ship 40-45 units per year from 2021.
According to the exposure light source, the market size of semiconductor photoresist (Photo-resist). (Unit: millions of US dollars) (Picture: TECHCET)