Global market for semiconductor manufacturing materials up 6.1% in 2005

The worldwide market for chemicals and materials for semiconductor manufacturing grew 6.1% in 2005 and is projected to grow another 6.8% in 2006.

Worldwide market for chemicals and
materials for semiconductor manufacturing
  Revenues, mln. $  
  2005 2006 2005 Market Leader
Chemicals 828 853 Air Products (17.0%)
Resist 921 950 Tokyo Ohka (22.1%)
Gases 2,055 2,093 Air Products (39.6%)
Sputtering Targets 431 460 Japan Energy/Nikko (31.5%)
Si Wafers 7,935 8,642 SEH (30.6%)
Total 12,170 12,998  
Source: The Information Network