Semiconductor Materials Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Semiconductor Materials Market is segmented by Type of Material (Silicon Carbide, Gallium Manganese Arsenide, Copper Indium Gallium Selenide, Molybdenum Disulfide, and Bismuth Telluride), Application (Fabrication and Packaging), End-user Industry (Consumer Electronics, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Energy and Utility), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Semiconductors Materials Market Summary
Study Period: 2020-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 5.25 %
Semiconductors Materials Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Semiconductor Materials Market in the mining industry (henceforth referred to as the market studied) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.25% over the forecast period (2022–2027). The increasing advancements in the semiconductor industry and the growing requirements for advanced semiconductor products are some of the major factors driving the investments in the semiconductor material market. Although the semiconductor industry is witnessing a fluctuating growth in revenues, the growing need for an advanced product is still motivating the market vendors and end-user organizations to invest in the development of semiconductor materials.

  • Semiconductor materials represent one of the major innovations in the electronics industry. This can be accredited to their high electron mobility, wide temperature limits, and low energy consumption.
  • By employing materials such as silicon (Si), gallium arsenide (GaAs), and germanium (Ge), electronics manufacturers were able to replace traditional thermionic devices that made electronic items heavy and non-portable. Since the invention of semiconductor elements, there has been a high degree of miniaturization, resulting in more compact and transportable electronic equipment. Silicon is often regarded as the best semiconductor element available in the present market.
  • New acquisitions related to the end-user industries and new investments in setting up the factories are expected to drive the market. For instance, in July 2021, South Korean semiconductor company Simmtech Co. Ltd, via its Malaysian subsidiary, Sustio Sdn Bhd (Sustio), will be investing RM 507.78 million to set up the first factory in Southeast Asia at Penang’s Batu Kawan Industrial Park.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the manufacturing of several items in the semiconductor production equipment industry, owing to continued lockdown in important global regions. Lockdown measures reduced demand for consumer electronic gadgets, which had a global impact on the semiconductor sector. The continued decline in worldwide demand and automobile export shipments negatively impacted the semiconductor market, slowing the need for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the long run.
  • Further, the market is expected to grow with new research and innovation in semiconductor materials. In December 2021, Researchers at Missouri S&T demonstrated a new two-dimensional material heterostructure – a basic building block for advanced semiconductor devices – that has great potential for future applications in compact sensors and detectors, optical communication, and optical integrated circuits, and quantum computers. With the help of various optical spectroscopic techniques, the researchers found robust anisotropic optical properties in flakes.

Scope of the Report

Semiconductors are one of the most prominent innovations in modern electronics. Using elements such as silicon, germanium, and gallium arsenide, companies were able to replace the traditional thermionic devices, such as vacuum tubes, that made electronics bulky and non-portable. Since the inception of semiconductor elements, there has been a high degree of miniaturization, making electronic equipment more compact and mobile. Out of all the semiconductor elements available in the current market scenario, silicon is considered the best.

By Material
Silicon Carbide (SiC)
Gallium Manganese Arsenide (GaAs)
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS₂)
Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Te3)
By Application
Process Chemicals
Electronic Gases
Photoresists Ancilliaries
Sputtering Targets
Other Fabrication Materials
Lead Frames
Ceramic Packages
Bonding Wire
Encapsulation Resins (Liquid)
Die Attach Materials
Other Packaging Materials
By End-user Industry
Consumer Electronics
Energy and Utility
Other End-user Industries
By Geography
South Korea
Rest of Asia Pacific
North America
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

The Consumer Electronics Segment is Expected to Drive Significant Demand

  • The increased popularity and affordability of consumer electronics have influenced the growth of semiconductor materials. Consumer electronics, such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and smartwatches, require complex implementation of semiconductor materials, thus, driving the market's growth in the customer electronics segment.
  • The smartphone market is the major consumer of semiconductors in this segment. The smartphone market has been very competitive in recent years. The increasing usage of mobile phones is anticipated to drive the global market. The 5G rollout and growing implementation of IoT technology are further anticipated to drive the smartphone industry's growth. Telecom operators are investing, and innovations in 5G technology are expected to fuel the demand for 5G capable devices. Consumers and enterprises are expected to opt for 5G devices.
  • Gallium nitride (GaN) and Silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor materials offer superior properties, allowing for the potential operation of power devices at high voltages and high temperatures and switching frequency compared to conventional silicon technology.
  • The major factor driving the demand for SiC material semiconductors includes the need for electronic manufacturers to improve the device's battery life. The trend has been similar for the PC and wearable device markets. To provide reduced charging time, the manufacturers like OPPO, One Plus, Motorola, Samsung, and Apple, offer these fast-charging adapters, which is the key to their marketing strategy.
  • Similarly, gallium nitride (GaN) is a next-generation semiconductor material with characteristics that create it a suitable candidate for use in the devices used to charge mobile devices and other consumer electronics. The material offers more efficient AC/DC power conversion than traditional silicon devices, lowering wasted energy during charging while significantly reducing the charger's size and weight and decreasing life cycle environmental impacts.
Semiconductors Materials Market: Expected Shipment of Consumer Electronic Devices in United States, in Millions Units, 2021

Asia Pacific to Hold a Significant Share

  • Asian Countries, such as China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, have played a leading role in developing the semiconductor industry. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to account for a major market share in the semiconductor materials market, owing to increasing demand for wireless technologies and consumer electronic products from emerging economies, such as India, Taiwan, and China.
  • Taiwan is one of the largest manufacturers of semiconductors in the world. The country is home to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation, and other major players driving the country's semiconductor industry. Moreover, according to the SEMI's March 2021 report, Taiwan remained the world's largest consumer of semiconductor materials for more than a decade. A similar trend is expected in the coming years based on the strength of the country's large foundry capacity and advanced packaging base.
  • While China's semiconductor industry is aggressively building partnerships with international players to strengthen its prowess amid the US-China trade war, Taiwan semiconductor supply chains, specifically backend service providers OSAT providers, are expected to benefit from robust partnership activities significantly.
  • Furthermore, in South Korea, the country has been boosting the manufacturing of semiconductor materials through government initiatives. For instance, in May 2021, the government announced to offer around KRW 1 trillion in long-term loans for increasing the capacity of 8-inch wafer chip contract manufacturing and the investment in materials and packaging.
  • Southeast Asian countries, like Singapore and Malaysia, are witnessing significant traction resulting in expanding the semiconductor foundry landscape in the region. In June 2021, GlobalFoundries (GF) will build a new USD 4 billion fabrication plant in Singapore to meet the global shortage of chips. When fully completed, GF will add 450,000 wafers per year, bringing GF's Singapore campus up to almost 1.5 million (300mm) wafers per year.
Semiconductors Materials Market - Growth Rate by Region (2022 - 27)

Competitive Landscape

The Semiconductor Materials Market is quite competitive and consists of significant players. However, in terms of market share, few major players, such as LG Chem Ltd, Kyocera Corporation, and Intel Corporation, dominate the market. However, with the help of technological advancements, product innovations, and partnerships, mid-size to smaller companies increase their market presence by securing new contracts and tapping new markets.

  • July 2021 - Showa Denko Materials Co. announced that it would increase production capacity for semiconductor materials at its subsidiary in Taiwan to meet strong demand for the products. The subsidiary, Showa Denko Semiconductor Materials (Taiwan) Co., would boost its production capacity for chemical mechanical planarization, or CMP, slurry, a polishing material for semiconductor devices, and prepreg of the main materials used in multilayer printed circuit boards.
  • March 2021 - Intel announced an investment of USD 20 billion in two plants in Arizona. The announcement came amid a global chip shortage in the automobiles and electronics industries and concerns that the United States is falling behind in semiconductor production.

Major Players

  1. BASF SE

  2. Indium Corporation

  3. Kyocera Corporation

  4. Showa Denko Materials Co. Ltd.

  5. Intel Corporation

Semiconductors Materials Market Concentration

Recent Developments

  • October 2021 - BASF and Entegris signed an agreement on the sale of the Precision Microchemicals business to Entegris for USD 90 million. The transaction includes technologies, intellectual property, and trademarks and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The Precision Microchemicals business is part of the Surface Treatment business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand. It develops, manufactures, and markets high purity materials, including cleaning chemistries and Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) slurries used in the machining and surface conditioning of electronic materials.
  • October 2021 - Showa Denko Materials Co. Ltd announced the mass production of the “MCL-E-795G” series, the advanced functional laminate material for printed wiring boards. MCL-E-795G achieves high packaging reliability, low warpage, and high heat resistance required for semiconductor package substrates used for large servers in data centers and high-performance computing (HPC).

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Technical Advancements and Product Innovation of the Electronic Materials

      2. 5.1.2 Rising Demand for Consumer Electronics Goods

      3. 5.1.3 Increased Demand From OSAT/Packaging Companies

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Complexity in the Manufacturing Process


    1. 6.1 By Material

      1. 6.1.1 Silicon Carbide (SiC)

      2. 6.1.2 Gallium Manganese Arsenide (GaAs)

      3. 6.1.3 Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)

      4. 6.1.4 Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS₂)

      5. 6.1.5 Bismuth Telluride (Bi2Te3)

    2. 6.2 By Application

      1. 6.2.1 Fabrication

        1. Process Chemicals

        2. Photomasks

        3. Electronic Gases

        4. Photoresists Ancilliaries

        5. Sputtering Targets

        6. Silicon

        7. Other Fabrication Materials

      2. 6.2.2 Packaging

        1. Substrates

        2. Lead Frames

        3. Ceramic Packages

        4. Bonding Wire

        5. Encapsulation Resins (Liquid)

        6. Die Attach Materials

        7. Other Packaging Materials

    3. 6.3 By End-user Industry

      1. 6.3.1 Consumer Electronics

      2. 6.3.2 Telecommunication

      3. 6.3.3 Manufacturing

      4. 6.3.4 Automotive

      5. 6.3.5 Energy and Utility

      6. 6.3.6 Other End-user Industries

    4. 6.4 By Geography

      1. 6.4.1 Taiwan

      2. 6.4.2 South Korea

      3. 6.4.3 China

      4. 6.4.4 Japan

      5. 6.4.5 Rest of Asia Pacific

      6. 6.4.6 North America

      7. 6.4.7 Europe

      8. 6.4.8 Rest of the World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 BASF SE

      2. 7.1.2 LG Chem Ltd

      3. 7.1.3 Indium Corporation

      4. 7.1.4 Showa Denko Materials Co. Ltd

      5. 7.1.5 KYOCERA Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 Henkel AG & Company KGAA

      7. 7.1.7 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      8. 7.1.8 Dow Chemical Co.

      9. 7.1.9 International Quantum Epitaxy PLC

      10. 7.1.10 Nichia Corporation

      11. 7.1.11 Intel Corporation

      12. 7.1.12 UTAC Holdings Ltd

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Semiconductor Materials Market market is studied from 2020 - 2027.

The Semiconductor Materials Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.25% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

BASF SE, Indium Corporation, Kyocera Corporation , Showa Denko Materials Co. Ltd., Intel Corporation are the major companies operating in Semiconductor Materials Market.

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