Photomask Characterization Report

SEMI® Photomask Characterization Summary (Report)

A report covering Semiconductor Photomask Market Trends and Forecast-Recently Updated!

Publication Date: March 2017
Principal Analyst: Lara Chamness, SEMI
Number of Pages: 18
Format: Microsoft® Excel® file (.xls) and Adobe® .pdf


The Photomask Characterization Report provides an overview of the market as well as supplier, technology, and market trends. The worldwide photomask market is estimated to be $3.3 billion in 2016 and forecasted to total $3.6 billion in 2018. This report provides a summary and trends of this important market.

The report is based on a supply-side market characterization of the photomask market. Seven region of the world are covered in this summary including North America, Japan, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Rest of World. Market size estimates reflect the merchant and captive market, and excludes license, royalty, and equipment revenues. In addition to the interviews, a comprehensive literature review, including company financial reports, was conducted.

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Overview
  • Semiconductor Market Trends
  • Supplier Trends
  • Technology Trends
  • Photomask Market Trends
  • Summary
  • Appendix A - 2016 Photomask and Reticle Questionnaire
  • Appendix B - Summary of Merchant Photomask Supplier Websites
  • Appendix C - Photomask Supplier Consolidation Flow Chart (1986 - Current)
  • Appendix D - Partial Summary of Advanced Lithography Partnerships
  • Appendix E - List of Lithography-Related Press Releases (January 2016 - March 2017)

List of Figures/Tables

  • Figure 1 – 2016 Estimated Wafer Fabrication Materials Market
  • Figure 2 – Worldwide Semiconductor Sales
  • Figure 3 – Worldwide Quarterly Silicon Shipments 
  • Figure 4 – Worldwide Quarterly Billings for Semiconductor Equipment
  • Figure 5 – Worldwide Annual Billings for Mask and Reticle Equipment
  • Figure 6 – Supplier Market Share
  • Figure 7 – Dimensional Scaling Under Pressure
  • Figure 8 – Photomask Market Forecast 2010-2018F (USD$ Millions)
  • Figure 9 – Merchant Photomask Sales Trends by Geometry (N = 4)
  • Table 1 – List of Photomask Suppliers Contacted for the Photomask Characterization
  • Table 2 – Summary of Photomask Suppliers Strategic Relationships
  • Table 3 – High Volume Leading-Edge Production by Device Manufacturer in 4Q2016
  • Table 4 – Regional Photomask Market 2010-2018F



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Two methodologies were used in the development of this information. First, major suppliers were interviewed and contacted for the purpose of this analysis. A questionnaire, which summarizes all of the desired information, was developed and sent to all of the suppliers. Of the companies contacted, all responded directly to the survey questionnaire.


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