Photomask market to grow 4.3% in 2006

In 2005, Toppan led the worldwide merchant market with a 40.1% share after its acquisition of DuPont Photomask. DNP followed with a 31.8% share. After recording strong gains of 18.7% in 2004 and 9.7% in 2005, the photomask market is expected to grow only 4.3% in 2006, reaching sales of $3.2 bln, The Information Network says.