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Principal Analysts:

Lara Chamness, SEMI


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2018 Photomask Image

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 $4 billion in 2018 and forecasted to exceed $4.3 billion in 2020. 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 regions 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. 


Product Information

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Overview
  • Semiconductor Market Trends
  • Supplier Trends
  • Technology Trends
  • Photomask Market Trends
  • Summary
  • Appendix A - 2018 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 (February 2018- February 2019)

List of Figures/Lists

  • Figure 1 - 2018 Estimated Wafer Fabrication Materials Market
  • Figure 2 - Worldwide Semiconductor Sales
  • Figure 3 - Worldwide Quarterly Silicon Shipments
  • Figure 4 - Worldwide Billings for Semiconductor Equipment 
  • Figure 5 - Worldwide Annual Billings for Mask and Reticle Equipment
  • Figure 6 - Supplier Market Share
  • Figure 7 - Merchant Photomask Sales Trends by Geometry (N = 4)
  • Figure 8 - Implementation of Lithography Technologies Over Time
  • Figure 9 - Who Needs EUV?
  • Figure 10 - Status of EUV Tool Ramp
  • Figure 11 - The Future of Device Scaling According to Imec
  • Figure 12 - Photomask Market Forecast of 2012-2020F (USD$ Millions)


  • 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 4Q2017
  • Table 4 - Regional Photomask Market 2012-2020F

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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