Photomask Characterization Report

SEMI® Photomask Market Characterization Study, 2017 to 2019

A report covering Semiconductor Photomask Market Trends and Forecast-Recently Updated!

Publication Date: March 2018
Principal Analyst: Lara Chamness, SEMI
Number of Pages: 21
Format: Microsoft® Excel® file (.xls) and Adobe® .pdf


The Photomask Characterization Report provides an overview of the market as well as supplier, technology, and market trends. The worldwide photomask market is estimated to be $3.7 billion in 2017 and forecasted to exceed $4.0 billion in 2019. This report provides a summary and trends of this important market.

The report is based on a supply-side market characterization of the photomask market. Seven region of the world are covered in this summary including North America, Japan, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Rest of World. Market size estimates reflect the merchant and captive market, and excludes license, royalty, and equipment revenues. In addition to the interviews, a comprehensive literature review, including company financial reports, was conducted.

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Overview
  • Semiconductor Market Trends
  • Supplier Trends
  • Technology Trends
  • Photomask Market Trends
  • Summary
  • Appendix A - 2017 Photomask and Reticle Questionnaire
  • Appendix B - Summary of Merchant Photomask Supplier Websites
  • Appendix C - Photomask Supplier Consolidation Flow Chart (1986 - Current)
  • Appendix D - Partial Summary of Advanced Lithography Partnerships
  • Appendix E - List of Lithography-Related Press Releases (February 2017 - March 2018)

List of Figures/Tables

  • Figure 1 – 2017 Estimated Wafer Fabrication Materials Market
  • Figure 2 – Worldwide Semiconductor Sales
  • Figure 3 – Worldwide Quarterly Silicon Shipments 
  • Figure 4 – Worldwide Quarterly Billings for Semiconductor Equipment
  • Figure 5 – Worldwide Annual Billings for Mask and Reticle Equipment
  • Figure 6 – Supplier Market Share
  • Figure 7 – Merchant Photomask Sales Trends by Geometry (N = 4) 
  • Figure 8 – Implementation of Lithography Technologies Over Time
  • Figure 9 – Growth of Multi-Patterning Techniques by Technology Node
  • Figure 10 – Evolution of EUV Infrastructure Readiness
  • Figure 11 – Who Needs EUV?
  • Figure 12 – Photomask Market Forecast 2011-2019F (USD$ Millions)
  • Table 1 – List of Photomask Suppliers Contacted for the Photomask Characterization
  • Table 2 – Summary of Photomask Suppliers Strategic Relationships
  • Table 3 – High Volume Leading-Edge Production by Device Manufacturer in 4Q2017
  • Table 4 – Regional Photomask Market 2011-2019F



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Two methodologies were used in the development of this information. First, major suppliers were interviewed and contacted for the purpose of this analysis. A questionnaire, which summarizes all of the desired information, was developed and sent to all of the suppliers. Of the companies contacted, all responded directly to the survey questionnaire.


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