Patterning Materials Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The market is segmented by Type (I-line and g-line, Positive 248 nm, Positive 193 nm Dry Resist, TARC, and Other Types), Application (Integrated Circuits and PCBs, MEMS and NEMS Devices, Sensors, Dynamic Random Access Memory, and Other Applications) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World)

Patterning Materials Industry Overview

Patterning Materials Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 4 %

Major Players

Patterning Materials Market Key Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Patterning Materials Market Analysis

The market for the patterning materials is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% globally during the forecast period.

Increasing applications for electronics and growing demand from the automobile industry for various purposes are driving the market growth.

The outbreak of COVID-19 and other reasons are expected to hinder the market growth.

Patterning Materials Industry Segments

The Patterning Materials Market report include:

I-line and g-line
Positive 248 nm
Positive 193 nm Dry Resist
Other Types
Integrated Circuits and PCBs
MEMS and NEMS Devices
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of the World

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Patterning Materials Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Patterning Materials Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand from the Electronics Industry

  • The process of patterning is also commonly referred to as Lithography. Patterning materials are majorly being used in integrated circuits, information storage devices, display units, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), sensors, biochips, and micro-optical components.
  • Recently, the use of sensors in automotive, robots, and other electronic devices has been significantly growing. Increasing advancements in several technologies have increased the demand for patterning materials from developed countries.
  • Generally, printed circuit boards, integrated circuits, microelectromechanical systems, and nanoelectromechanical systems have been augmenting the demand for newer components.
  • Information storage devices have high demand around all over the world and these devices are being used in laptops, mobiles, hard drives, USBs, etc.
  • Moreover, foldable smartphones are gaining popularity in the market with high storage capacities recently. After the introduction of their first model in 2018 by Samsung and Huawei, Motorola also introduced its foldable flagship phone – Moto Razr, recently in 2020.
  • However, the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown is expected to decrease the usage and demand for patterning materials from the electronic sector.
Patterning Materials Market Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global market owing to the highly developed automobile sector in China, coupled with the continuous investments done in the region to advance the electronic industry through the years.
  • Patterning materials play a major role in the advancements in semiconductor manufacturing technologies. China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam are the major countries in the Asia-Pacific for the production of electronic components.
  • The introduction of the latest technologies and sensors to automobiles and the growing production and assembly bases for automobile components in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years are expected to provide scope for the consumption of patterning materials in the near future.
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, more than 1.55 million people are killed in road accidents every year, and about 50 million people get injured. Due to this, there is an increasing demand for safety and security in automobiles and this is one of the major factors which is impacting the growth of the market positively.
  • MEMS sensors can be used extensively for controlling the airbags in the event of a car accident in the automotive industry. Also, pressure sensors can be reused for monitoring of refrigerators, HVAC fan control, detection of a gradual increase in pressure, detection of leaks and pressure drops, and other industrial process control applications.
  • The technology growth in the automobile sector, increasing electronic components production in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to drive the market for patterning materials through the years to come.
Patterning Materials Market Growth

Patterning Materials Market Competitor Analysis

The global patterning materials market is partially consolidated in nature with a few major players occupying a significant portion of the market. Some of the major companies are Merck KGaA, Applied Materials, Inc, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, DuPont, and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd, among others.

Patterning Materials Market Top Players

  1. Merck KGaA

  2. Applied Materials, Inc

  3. Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

  4. DuPont

  5. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

 Merck KGaA, Applied Materials, Inc, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, DuPont, and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd

Patterning Materials Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Applications for Electronics

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand from the Automobile Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Impact of COVID-19

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 I-line and g-line

      2. 5.1.2 Positive 248 nm

      3. 5.1.3 Positive 193 nm Dry Resist

      4. 5.1.4 TARC

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Applications

      1. 5.2.1 Integrated Circuits and PCBs

      2. 5.2.2 MEMS and NEMS Devices

      3. 5.2.3 Sensors

      4. 5.2.4 Dynamic Random Access Memory

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Applied Materials, Inc

      2. 6.4.2 Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Honeywell Electronic Materials, Inc

      4. 6.4.4 JSR Micro, Inc

      5. 6.4.5 MacDermid, Inc

      6. 6.4.6 Merck KGaA

      7. 6.4.7 Microchem Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 DuPont

      10. 6.4.10 Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
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Patterning Materials Market Research FAQs

The Patterning Materials Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Patterning Materials Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Merck KGaA , Applied Materials, Inc , Fujifilm Holdings Corporation , DuPont, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd are the major companies operating in Patterning Materials Market.

Patterning Materials Industry Reports

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