Global Semiconductor Materials Market Expands 5% in 2020

Article By : SEMI

For the eleventh consecutive year, Taiwan was the world's largest market for semiconductor materials on the strength of its large foundry capacity and advanced packaging base.

The global semiconductor materials market grew by 4.9% in 2020 to $55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of $52.9 billion set in 2018, according to the Materials Market Data Subscription (MMDS) report by SEMI.

Wafer fabrication materials and packaging materials revenues totaled $34.9 billion and $20.4 billion, respectively, in 2020 for year-over-year increases of 6.5% and 2.3%. The photoresist and photoresist ancillaries, wet chemicals, and CMP segments accounted for the strongest growth in wafer fabrication materials, while the packaging materials expansion was driven by organic substrates and bonding wire market growth.

For the eleventh consecutive year, Taiwan, at $12.4 billion, was the world’s largest market for semiconductor materials on the strength of its large foundry capacity and advanced packaging base. With its aggressive capacity build-up, China surpassed Korea to claim the second spot. Both China and Taiwan registered stronger growth, while the South Korea, Japan and ROW markets also expanded. The North America and Europe markets saw declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note: Summed subtotals may not equal the total due to rounding.
* The ROW region constitutes Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, other areas of Southeast Asia and smaller global markets.
** 2019 data have been updated based on SEMI’s data collection programs.

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