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Quartz for Semiconductor Device Processing

  • Published: May 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 67 Pages
  • Techcet

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Heraeus
  • Heraeus/Shin-Etsu
  • Momentive
  • Shin-Etsu
  • Tosoh
  • Unimin
  • MORE

Sales last year of quartz products for semiconductor fabrication dipped to $501M, its lowest level since 2003, but will quickly recover to 2007 levels next year, according to the report “Quartz for Semiconductor Applications, A Critical Materials Report 2010.” Lead times for fabricated materials are up by 50 percent over normal, and all key fabricators are operating near capacity.

Overall sales of quartz base materials and fabricated parts fell approximately 25 percent to 30 percent from 2008, even though sales of lower-grade quartz crucibles for solar silicon had been up 10 percent to 15 percent earlier in the period.

Fortunately, the turnaround has been swift moving into 2010. Techcet anticipates a 15 percent increase in crucible sales, and a 40 percent to 50 percent increase in base materials and fabricated quartz parts sales this year over last. This growth rate will settle down to about a 12 percent CAGR for the following three years.

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1 General Market Conditions
1.2 Raw Quartz - Quartz Sand
1.3 Crucibles
1.4 Base Material
1.5 Fabrication

2 INTRODUCTION

3 ASIA BUSINESS STATUS

4 450 MM UPDATE

5 RAW QUARTZ
5.1 Raw Quartz Supply Issues

6 CRUCIBLES
6.1 Crucible Market
6.2 Crucible Purity
6.3 Crucible Supply Issues

7 BASE MATERIALS MARKET –RODS, TUBES AND INGOTS
7.1 Base Material Purity
7.2 Base Material Supply Issues

8 QUARTZ FABRICATION MARKET
8.1 The Fabrication Market
8.2 Fabricator News
8.3 Quartz Fabrication Suppliers

9 TECHNICAL TRENDS AND CHALLENGES
9.1 Silicon
9.2 450 mm

10 THE OEM TOOL MAKER: SPARE PARTS COMPETITOR
10.1 The OEM Quartz Revenues

11 QUARTZ AND THE SOLAR CELL MARKET

12 QUARTZ SUPPLY CHAIN – A DETAILED LOOK AT HIGH PURITY SAND
12.1 Applications
12.2 UNIMIN Corporation Profile
12.3 Products and Markets Served
12.4 Unimin Locations
12.5 Pricing of High Purity Quartz Sand
12.6 High Purity Products

13 BASE MATERIAL AND CRUCIBLE SUPPLIER PROFILES
13.1 Japan Super Quartz (aka JSQ, an equity affiliate of Mitsubishi
Materials Corporation)
13.2 Covalent
13.3 Momentive Performance Materials (formerly GE Quartz)
13.4 Heraeus Quarzglas and Shin-Etsu Quartz Products
13.5 Tosoh Silica Glass Materials
13.6 QSil

14 RECENT PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS
14.1 Japan Super Quartz
14.1.1 Silica Glass Crucible and Method for Manufacturing
The Same
14.1.2 Crucible Lift Device and Method for Taking-Out Crucible
14.1.3 Silica Glass Crucible
14.1.4 Method for Purification of Silica Particles, Purifier,
And Purified Silica Particles
14.1.5 High-Purity Vitreous Silica Crucible Used For Pulling
Large-Diameter Single-Crystal Silicon Ingot
14.1.6 Vitreous Silica Crucible for Pulling Single-Crystal Silicon
14.1.7 Inner Crystallization Crucible and Pulling Method Using the Crucible
14.2 Heraeus
14.2.1 Method for producing quartz glass crucible for use in pulling silicon single crystal and quartz glass crucible produced by said method
14.3 Momentive
14.3.1 Quartz glass crucible and method for treating surface of quartz glass crucible

15 ADDENDUM – CRUCIBLE BUSINESS

APPENDICES
Appendix A: Asia – The Land Of Opportunity and Pricing Pressure
Appendix B: 450 Mm Wafer Processing - “Is This For Real?”
Appendix C: The Relationship between Semi Equipment and Quartz
Appendix D: Quartz Purity
Appendix E: Technical Trends from 2008 Report
Appendix F: OEM Influence
Appendix G: Supply Chain Dynamics (From 2008 Report)
Appendix H: Supply Chain Dynamics (From 2008 Report)
Appendix I: Fused Quartz Process - Mine To Finished Quartz Stock Shapes
Appendix J: Quartz Hardware Applications

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Total Quartz Materials Market
Figure 2: 2008 Hot and Cold Fabrication Market Share
Figure 3: ISMI 450 mm Program
Figure 4: ISMI 450 mm Wafer Loan Program Status
Figure 5: Crucible Market Revenues per Year
Figure 6: Solar Cell Crucible Market Forecast ($M’s)
Figure 7: Crucible Market Shares 2008
Figure 8: Base Material Market Revenues and Forecast
Figure 9: Base Material Supplier Market Share (Rods, Tubes, Ingots) 2009
Figures 10: Ingot Supplier Market Share 2009
Figure 11: Rods/Tubes Supplier Market Share 2009
Figure 12: Fabricated Quartz Revenues and Forecast
Figure 13: Regional Market Share – Quartz Fabrication 2008
Figure 14: Worldwide Fabricator Market Share (Hot and Cold) 2008
Figure 15: Hot Fabrication Market Share 2008
Figure 16: Cold Fabrication Market Share 2008
Figure 17: High Purity Sand Market
Figure 18: High Purity Sand Market Size and Forecast
Figure 19: High purity Quartz Sand Volume Demand Forecast
Figure A1: Fabricated Quartz Sales as a Percent of Equipment Sales
Figure A2: Growth Rates of Etch Equipment and Single Wafer Quartz Parts
Figure A3: Quartz Supply Chain
Figure A4: Quartz Material Flow Diagram

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Major Quartz Fabricators
Table 2: Unimin Specification for Hi-Purity Quartz (Values in parts per million)
Table A1: Quartz Fabricators in China
Table A2: Chinese Base Material Manufacturers
Table A3: Quartz Fabricators Located in Korea
Table A4: Quartz Fabricators Located in Taiwan
Table A6: Base Material Purity Specifications

Appendices
Appendix A: Asia – The Land of Opportunity and Pricing Pressure
Appendix B: 450 mm wafer processing - “is this for real?”
Appendix C: The relationship between semi equipment and quartz.
Appendix D: Quartz Purity
Appendix E: Technical Trends from 2008 Report
Appendix F:OEM Influence
Appendix G: Supply Chain Dynamics (from 2008 Report)
Appendix H: Supply Chain Dynamics (from 2008 Report)
Appendix I: Fused Quartz Process - Mine to Finished Quartz Stock Shapes
Appendix J: Quartz Hardware Applications

- Unimin
- Momentive
- Heraeus
- Tosoh
- West coast quartz
- Wonik
- Shin-Etsu
- Heraeus/Shin-Etsu

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