With the development of the global semiconductor industry, semiconductor materials have become the basic materials for the high-tech industry in the information society and big data era in the 21st century. Its development is for high-speed computing, large-capacity information communication, storage, processing, electronic countermeasures, and weaponry. The miniaturization and intelligence are of great significance even to the development of the national economy and national security.
As one of the indispensable basic and supporting materials for the production of electronic circuits such as very large scale integrated circuits, flat display devices, compound semiconductor devices, solar cells, and optical fibers, electronic gas is widely used in thin films, etching, doping, and gas phase. Processes such as deposition and diffusion do not have these basic raw materials. The downstream IC, LCD/LED, and photovoltaic solar energy cannot be manufactured. The normal production capacity of the imported equipment cannot be released, so that China's manufacturing cost will be controlled by a few raw material suppliers, so China Electronics The development of gas plays a vital role in the development of China's semiconductor industry. The development of China's electronic specialty gas industry has also ushered in a period of historical opportunity.
SEMI (International Semiconductor Industry Association) announced that the global semiconductor materials market grew by 9.6% in 2017, and global semiconductor sales increased by 21.6%. According to the SEMI report, total wafer manufacturing materials and packaging materials in 2017 totaled US$27.8 billion and 191, respectively. One hundred million U.S. dollars. In 2016, revenue from the wafer fabrication materials and packaging materials market was $24.7 billion and $18.2 billion, respectively, up 12.7% and 5.4% year-on-year.
2016 and 2017 semiconductor materials market size by region (unit: billion US dollars)