Global semiconductor manufacturing chemicals market 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 20.0% in 2006, The Information Network says. The clear winner in the market is the silicon wafer sector, growing 21.9% in revenues in 2006. Higher pricing, increased volume demand across all diameters, and 300mm capacity ramp-up are responsible. For 2006, SEH will lead wafer the market with a 33% share.