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Photomask Market

Photomask Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product, Mask Shop Type and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026

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Author's: Avinash Savekar | Sonia Mutreja
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Photomask Market Outlook - 2026

The global photomask market size was valued at $4.00 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach $4.97 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 2.5% from 2019 to 2026. Photomask is a photographic pattern, which is used to make microcircuit and ultraviolet light. These lights are excelled through the mask on to a photoresist to transfer the pattern. These photomasks are used to manufacture components such as display devices, discrete semiconductor components, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), and standalone printed circuit board (PCB).

Photomask Market

In addition, the photomask has many applications, some of them are used to support customers’ microlithography process as a midway step between the production of photonics, ICs, and MEMS devices. The photomasks are widely used to develop devices for computer & peripherals, consumer product, automotive product, military product, and biomedical & medical products. Moreover, photomask contains the pattern of integrated circuits, and they have become smaller and more complex to accurately transfer the pattern to silicon wafer. 

Photomask Market
By Type
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Master would exhibit the highest CAGR of 3.20% during 2019-2026.

Moreover, lithography is a process in which a pattern from a photomask is transferred to the surface of the wafer. During the lithography process, the wafer gets exposed to ultraviolet laser beam, in which the ultraviolet laser beam passes through photomask layer without a pattern and is irradiated onto photoresist on a wafer. Thus, photomasks are used during the semiconductor manufacturing process making it an important component. However, due to the irregularity in demand-supply gap, the market is expected to experience slow growth over the next few years.

Photomask Market
By Application
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Displays would exhibit the highest CAGR of 4.40% during 2019-2026.

The major factors that drive the global photomask market include the rise in adoption of consumer electronic products, surge in usage of automated systems across various industry verticals, and increase in demand for semiconductors. However, complexity in photomask fabrication and high cost associated with photomask manufacturing hamper the market growth. Furthermore, increase in focus toward advancement in technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to create new growth avenues for the global photomask market.

Photomask Market
By Region
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Asia-pacific 
North America
Europe
LAMEA

Asia-Pacific would exhibit the highest CAGR of 2.80% during 2019-2026.

Segment Overview:

The global photomask industry is segmented into product, mask shop type, applications, and region. By product, the market is segregated into reticle, master, and others. By the mask shop type, the market in divided into captive mask and merchant mask.

The applications covered in this study include optical devices, discrete components, displays, MEMS, and others. The display segment is expected to dominate the global photomask market during the forecast period.

The regional segmentation of the market includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The Asia-Pacific photomask market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, due to high demand and consumption of photomask in the semiconductor industry.

Top Impacting Factors:

The significant impacting factors in the photomask market include rise in adoption of consumer electronic products, surge in usage of automated systems across various industry verticals, and increase in demand for semiconductors. However, limitations in photomask fabrication process hinders the market growth. Furthermore, increase in focus toward advancement in technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to create lucrative photomask market opportunities. Each of these factors is anticipated to have a definite impact on the photomask market during the forecast period.

Some major factors impacting the photomask market growth are given below:

Rise in adoption of consumer electronic products

Electronics industry has been growing and has become one of the largest consumers of electronics market globally. The growth in populations in large counties such as China, India, and the U.S., has in turn increased disposable income of people and spending on luxury products and electronic devices. For instance, a U.S.-based company Syrma Technology, estimated that India’s middle-class populations is projected to increase by 40% from 250 million in 2017 to reach 583 million by 2025.

The economic consumption for consumer electronic devices is increasing in India, owing to growth in middle class population. However, in such electronic devices, semiconductors, and ICs are required for processing, where photomask is necessary during wafer fabrication to draw pattern on wafer. Thus, this further increases the demand for photomask. In addition, emergence of advance technologies such as IoT in electronics devices, which is contributing to the increase in demand for photomasks during the production of components used in electronic devices.

Surge in usage of automated systems across various industry verticals

Increase in shift toward digital transformation fuels the demand for IoT-based smart solutions and automation in various industries to adopt & enable new autonomous capabilities. The demand for modern machines and plants has been growing steadily in all vertical industries. Most of automation is used in industries to improve product quality, plant efficiency, and facilitate uniform production. Thus, increase in demand for IoT-based smart solutions is expected to drive the photomask market growth during the forecast period. In addition, various manufacturing industries focus to obtain safe, fast, and efficient production results, which boost the need for factory automation. In such automated systems, photomasks are required for manufacturing of semiconductors. Thus, this in turn to create lucrative opportunities for the photomask.

Increase in demand of the semiconductors

The semiconductor industry has witnessed considerable growth over the past few years due to factors such as emergence of IoT, cloud computing, data analytics, and AI. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the global semiconductor industry registered a total sale of $106.7 billion during the quarter three of 2019, an increase of 8.2% over the previous quarter and 14.6% less than the third quarter of 2018. Memory was the largest semiconductor product, and is the fastest-growing product. This increase in trends in semiconductor devices and materials creates huge demand for photomasking on wafers and ICs which further assists in the growth of market globally. In addition, rise in demand for semiconductor ICs is expected to improve development capacity of semiconductor, which in turn augments the growth of the photomask market.

Competitive Analysis:

The key players profiled in the global photomask market include Applied Materials, Inc., SK-Electronics, Advanced Reproductions Corporation, Photronics, LG Innotek, Infinite Graphics Incorporated, Compugraphics Photomask Solutions, Nippon Filcon, HTA Photomask, and Hoya Corporation. These key players have adopted strategies, such as agreements, product development, and joint venture to enhance their position in the photomask market.

Key Benefits for Photomask Market:

  • This study comprises analytical depiction of the global photomask market size along with the current trends and future estimations to depict the imminent investment pockets.
  • The overall photomask market analysis is determined to understand the profitable trends to gain a stronger foothold.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities with a detailed impact analysis.
  • The current photomask market forecast is quantitatively analyzed from 2019 to 2026 to benchmark the financial competency.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the photomask industry.
  • The report includes the photomask market share of key vendors and photomask market trends.

Photomask Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Product
  • Reticle
  • Master
  • Others
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By Mask Shop Type
  • Captive
  • Merchant
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By Application
  • Optical Devices
  • Discrete Components
  • Displays
  • MEMS
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East & Africa)
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Key Market Players

Compugraphics a MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, HOYA Corporation, HTA Photomask, LG Innotek Co. Ltd, SK-Electronics Co., Ltd., Applied Materials, Inc., Infinite Graphics Incorporated, Nippon Filcon Co., Ltd., Advance Reproductions, Photronics, Inc.

Analyst Review

In the current business scenario, the demand for displays, semiconductor, and MEMS, particularly in the developing regions, is witnessing a significant growth, owing to the rise in adoption of consumer electronic products and surge in usage of automated systems across various industry verticals. Thus, companies operating in the photomask industry are adopting various innovative techniques to provide customers with advanced and innovative product offerings.

Rise in automation in semiconductor and electronics industry along with the innovative advancements in the semiconductor industry is one of the key factors that drive the growth of the photomask market. However, complexity in photomask fabrication and high cost associated with photomask manufacturing hamper the market growth. Furthermore, increase in focus toward advancement in technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to create lucrative growth opportunities for the global photomask market.

North America is the second highest revenue contributor to the global photomask market, after Asia-Pacific. The market growth is attributed to factors such as higher demand and consumption of photomasks in semiconductor industry.

The key players profiled in the global photomask market include Applied Materials, Inc., SK-Electronics, Advanced Reproductions Corporation, Photronics, LG Innotek, Infinite Graphics Incorporated, Compugraphics Photomask Solutions, Nippon Filcon, HTA Photomask, and Hoya Corporation. These key players have adopted strategies, such as agreements, product development, and joint venture to enhance their position in the photomask market.

Author Name(s) : Avinash Savekar | Sonia Mutreja

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Photomask Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026