downloadGroupGroupnoun_press release_995423_000000 copyGroupnoun_Feed_96767_000000Group 19noun_pictures_1817522_000000Group 19Group 19noun_Photo_2085192_000000 Copynoun_presentation_2096081_000000Group 19Group Copy 7noun_webinar_692730_000000Path
Skip to main content

MILPITAS, Calif. — March 22, 2021 — The global semiconductor materials market grew 4.9% in 2020 to $55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of $52.9 billion set in 2018, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, reported today in its Materials Market Data Subscription (MMDS).

SEMIWafer 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.

2019 and 2020 Regional Semiconductor Materials Markets (US$ Billions)

  

2019**

2020

Year-Over-Year

Taiwan

 $11,449

 $12,383

8.2%

China

 $8,717

 $9,763

12.0%

South Korea

 $8,885

 $9,231

3.9%

Japan

 $7,708

 $7,947

3.1%

Rest of World*

 $6,415

 $6,759

5.4%

North America

 $5,623

 $5,590

-0.6%

Europe

 $3,919

 $3,634

-7.3%

Total

$52,716

$55,308

4.9%

Source: SEMI (www.semi.org), March 2021

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.

The Materials Market Data Subscription (MMDS) from SEMI provides annual revenue with 10 years of historical data and a two-year forecast. The annual subscription includes quarterly updates for the materials segment and reports revenue for seven market regions (North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and ROW). The report also features detailed historical data for silicon shipments and revenues for photoresist, photoresist ancillaries, process gases and lead frames.

For more information or to subscribe, please contact the SEMI Industry Research and Statistics Group at mktstats@semi.org. 

About SEMI 

SEMI® connects more than 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Association Contact

Michael Hall/SEMI
Phone: 1.408.943.7988
Email: mhall@semi.org