The global electronic chemical & materials market constituted approximately USD 52.61 billion revenue in 2019. The rising demand for memory chips forms the semiconductor industry is expected to propel the market growth for electronic chemicals & materials. Increasing demand for electronic devices such as integrated circuits, diodes, transistors, and other high voltage applications is projected to complement the electronic chemicals & materials market growth.
Furthermore, increasing research & development in the semiconductor sector is anticipated to further increase the electronic chemicals & materials demand. Semiconductors require maintenance on regular time intervals for their proper operation. Therefore, electronic chemicals and materials are used for cleaning, polishing & doping. However, stringent government regulations regarding the manufacturing of some electronic chemicals and materials may hinder the market growth in the coming years.
The global electronic chemicals & materials market is further divided on the basis of type, application, and region. By region, Asia-Pacific was the largest market in 2019, followed by North America, and Europe.
Key players serving the global electronic chemical & materials market include BASF Electronic Chemicals, Honeywell International Inc, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, Brewer Science, Fujifilm Electronic Materials, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Albemarle Corporation, Bayer AG, Linde Group, Hitachi Chemical Company, KMG Chemicals Inc, JSR Micro Inc, Kanto Chemical Co. Inc, and among others.
Key segments of the Global Electronic Chemicals& Materials Market
Type Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- Silicon Wafers
- PCB Laminate
- Photoresist Chemicals
- Specialty Gases
- Wet Chemicals
End-user Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- PCB (printed circuit boards)
Regional Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Reasons for the study
- Rising demand for semiconductor based devices and electronic products
- Increasing research & development activities and evolving applications in the electronics sector that is projected to impact on chemicals & materials industry
What does the report include?
- The study on the global electronic chemical & materials market includes analysis of qualitative market indicators such as drivers, restraints, challenges and opportunities
- Additionally, the market competition has been evaluated using the Porter’s five forces analysis
- The study covers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market segmented on the basis of type and end user. Moreover, the study provides similar information for the key geographies.
- Actual market sizes and forecasts have been provided for all the considered segments
- The study includes the profiles of key players in the market with a significant global and/or regional presence
Who should buy this report?
- The report on the global electronic chemical & materials market is suitable for all the players across the value chain including raw material suppliers, electronic chemical & materials manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers
- Venture capitalists and investors looking for more information on the future outlook of the global electronic chemical & materials market
- Consultants, analysts, researchers, and academicians looking for insights shaping the global electronic chemical & materials market
Globally, the increasing demand for electronics applications and the increasing utilization of semiconductors for these devices is expected to propel the electronics chemicals & materials market witnessed a significant growth rate during the forecast period. Additionally, the increase in IoT (Internet of things), increased connectivity of systems and devices is expected to drive the growth for sensors, actuators, and other semiconductors.
This market shows a definite boom during the forecast period all around the globe. The need for internet and advanced technologies is linked to increased use of semiconductors in electronics manufacturing is also expected to upsurge in the near future. Moreover, the high process chemicals are also utilized in photovoltaic solar panels. They also include the production of acid, base and solvent blends, and other products for cleaning of flat panel displays. For instance, KMG Chemicals manufactures etchant chemistries for the cleaning of flat panel displays.
Countries such as Japan, China are leading producers of electronic devices. Moreover, China is also one of the largest manufacturers of electronic devices. Therefore, this region is expected to show a significant boost in the production and consumption of electronic chemicals and materials as well. According to OEC, in 2018, China was the top exporter of disc chemicals for electronics with a value of 3.68 USD Billion. Japan is the second-largest exporter of similar disc electronic chemicals with a value of 3.36 USD Billion. Therefore, the rising demand for chemicals and semiconductors in electronic device manufacturing across the world is expected to foster market growth during the forecast period.
The global electronic chemical & materials market has been segmented based on type and end-user. Based on type, the market is categorized into silicon wafers, PCB laminates, photoresist chemicals, specialty gases, waste chemicals, and others. In this silicon wafers held the largest market share in 2019. Based on end-user the market is categorized on the basis of semiconductors and PCB. In 2019, semiconductors held the largest market share.
Silicon wafers are utilized in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Integrated Circuits (IC’s) have a very wide range of applications and are used in electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, and several other electronic devices.
PCB laminates are also used in a vast range of applications. They are used in advanced applications that include, aerospace, military, consumer electronics and automotive. Photoresist chemicals are utilized in photolithography and photoengraving to form a conventional coating to form a surface used in semiconductor manufacturing. The liquid applications of photoresist chemicals include dip coating, spray coating, curtain coating, roller coating, and spin coating. Additionally, spin coating is mostly used in micro fabrication of functional oxide on glass layers or on single-crystal substrates. Similarly, several other applications of semiconductors require electronic chemicals & materials which is projected to augment the market growth over the forecast period.
North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific contributed significantly to the development of the global electronic chemicals industry over recent years. Asia Pacific dominated the global electronic chemical & materials market. North America held the second-largest share of the global electronic chemical & materials market in 2019.
In North America, research & development activities regarding electronics and other materials utilized in the electrochemical industry are expected to foster the market demand during the forecast period. Europe is expected to enter a mature stage in this market. However, due to constantly rising demand for advanced technological applications, the demand for smart offices, homes and IT security this region is expected to account for steady growth in demand for electronics chemicals & materials. In Asia-Pacific, rising IT infrastructure and the increasing demand for electronic products such as smartcards, mobiles, digital cameras, electronic gaming, and others is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, the presence of electronic chemical manufacturers in this region will support the electronics chemical and other materials sector. In the Middle East & Africa, the rising demand for high-tech applications in several sectors coupled with the increasing use of electronic devices and other smart devices will fuel the market growth in the region over the forecast period.