Photoresist being a light-sensitive material is used in the manufacturing of PCBs and semiconductor ICs. They are used in semiconductors to relocate a circuit pattern to the semiconductor substrate. Photoresist is used in laptops, mobile devices, tablets and PCs. Mainly photoresist have two categories, the positive photoresist and the negative photoresist. The main difference between positive photoresist and negative photoresist is that in positive photoresist the section of the photoresist that is exposed to light gets soluble to the developer and the insoluble part remains insoluble. But in case of negative photoresist the section of the photoresist that is exposed to the light gets insoluble to the developer and the unexposed part is dissolved by the developer. Photoresist is generally used in semiconductors and integrated circuits. Moreover, the rise in use of this light sensitive material in semiconductors and integrated circuits it is expected to drive the growth of the photoresist market. In addition to this, rise in demand for consumer electronics and wearable devices is assumed to drive the market growth of photoresist during the projection period of 2017-2025.
Photoresist offer wide range of benefits in various sectors such as automotive, telecommunication devices, healthcare and also industrial manufacturing sectors. The research & development section in semiconductors & ICs department is investing millions to bring further improvement in performance. Moreover, the miniaturization of electronic gadgets has a positive impact on the semiconductor device producers. Further down, in automotive industry the increasing use of semiconductors and ICs is fuelling the growth of the photoresist market during the forecast period. Apart from this, limited use of photoresist in emerging economies is acting as a market restraint for photoresist.
Major applications of photoresist technology covered in report are LCDs, Semiconductors and ICs, printed circuit boards and others. The photoresist market in report is segmented by products which includes G-line, I-line, ArF Dry, KrF, ArF immersion. The report has been further segmented by photoresist ancillaries’ type which includes photoresist developer, anti-reflective coatings, and edge bead removers. The global photoresist market has been moreover segmented geographically into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America.
Photoresist is one of a new kind of technology and is expected to grow at a high rate with the increase in automotive, telecommunication and other sector across the globe. Photoresist technology will be one of the major trends to gain more traction in this market. In the recent years, the growth in demand for automotive products and semiconductors in microcontrollers is expected to be the key factor to augment the market growth of photoresist during the forecast period. Moreover, among the products of photoresist the ArF immersion is assumed to be fastest and largest growing product segment of photoresist market due to its superior resolution, excellent cutting and less defects. In recent years, technological advancement in photoresist will certainly augment the growth of the global photoresist market.
Some of the major players in the photoresist market are JSR Corporation, Avantor Performance Materials LLC, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours, Microchemicals GmbH, ALLRESIST GmbH, Dow Chemical Company, Fujifilm Electronics Materials Co. Ltd., TOKYO OHKA KOGYO Co. Ltd. and Merck AZ Electronics Materials.
Global Photoresist Market: By Product
Global Photoresist Market: By Photoresist Ancillaries Type
Global Photoresist Market: By Application
Global Photoresist Market: By Geography