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Global KrF Photoresist Market by Type (Positive Photoresist, Negative Photoresist), By Application (Memory, Logic/MPU) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global KrF Photoresist Market by Type (Positive Photoresist, Negative Photoresist), By Application (Memory, Logic/MPU) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 370680 4200 Chemical & Material 377 234 Pages 5 (47)

Market Overview:

The global KrF photoresist market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for semiconductor devices and miniaturization of electronic components. Additionally, the growing demand for advanced packaging solutions is also contributing to the growth of this market. Based on type, positive photoresist held a major share of the global KrF photoresist market in 2017 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its superior properties such as high resolution, etching selectivity, and low defect density as compared with negative photoresists.

Global KrF Photoresist Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

The KrF photoresist is a type of photoresist that uses the krypton fluoride (KrF) laser to produce high-resolution images. The importance of KrF photoresist is that it can produce very high-resolution images, making it ideal for use in microfabrication and other applications where precision is important.

Positive Photoresist:

Positive photoresist, also known as photo-resistance or photo-polymerization is the resistance of a material to light. It's characterized by the absorption of light and change in physical properties as a result. The most common effect is an increase in thickness when exposed to light; however, other changes such as structural changes or phase change can occur depending on the type of positive photoresist used and its application.

Negative Photoresist:

The KrF photoresist is a type of semiconductor material that can be used in the manufacturing of integrated circuits (IC) and as an insulating layer over wafers during KrF laser production. The KrF photoresist has applications in the packaging, PCB laminates, flexible electronics, and automotive industries. It is also used for making optical discs and compact flash cards.

Application Insights:

The market is segmented into three applications, namely memory, logic/MPU and others. In 2017, the memory application dominated the global KrF photoresist market with a share of over 60% in terms of revenue. The growth can be attributed to factors such as increasing demand for flash memories across various end-use industries including mobile phones and consumer electronics. Moreover, technological advancements in fabrication processes have enabled manufacturers to produce smaller devices containing more storage capacity which has driven demand further.

Logic/MPU application is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to its rising use in numerous electronic products such as smartphones and wearable devices among others which are expected drive industry expansion over next few years. Other applications include display technologies used for security purposes or used as an indicator light on vehicles or machinery among other uses that require a low power light source will also propel product demand during future period thereby driving overall industry expansionary trends within regional scope over next few years (2030).

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific KrF photoresist market is expected to grow at a lucrative rate over the forecast period. The growth of the region can be attributed to increasing demand for advanced semiconductor technologies in countries such as China and India. In addition, rising investments by various government organizations in R&D activities related to electronics are anticipated to fuel industry expansion over the next eight years.

The Asia Pacific held a dominant share in 2016 and is likely to continue its dominance during the forecast period owing to high memory chip production coupled with low manufacturing cost associated with photoresists used for patterning on ICs compared with other regions. Moreover, favorable government policies encouraging domestic level private investment (LPPI) are projected boost regional market development during the same period.

North America KrF photoresist market was valued at USD X million in 2016.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for miniaturization in electronics industry
  • Rising demand for advanced packaging and semiconductor devices
  • Proliferation of 3D printing technology
  • Growing trend of using photoresists in solar energy applications
  • Increasing use of KrF photoresist in medical device manufacturing

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

KrF Photoresist Market Research Report

By Type

Positive Photoresist, Negative Photoresist

By Application

Memory, Logic/MPU

By Companies

JSR Corporation, Fujifilm Electronic, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Sumitomo, Everlight, Dow, Nata Chem, Kempur

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global KrF Photoresist Market Report Segments:

The global KrF Photoresist market is segmented on the basis of:


Positive Photoresist, Negative Photoresist

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Memory, Logic/MPU

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. JSR Corporation
  2. Fujifilm Electronic
  3. Tokyo Ohka Kogyo
  4. Shin-Etsu Chemical
  5. Sumitomo
  6. Everlight
  7. Dow
  8. Nata Chem
  9. Kempur

Global KrF Photoresist Market Overview

Highlights of The KrF Photoresist Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Positive Photoresist
    2. Negative Photoresist
  1. By Application:

    1. Memory
    2. Logic/MPU
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the KrF Photoresist Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global KrF Photoresist Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

KrF photoresist is a type of resist material that can be used to create images on various types of substrates. KrF photoresist is typically used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and other electronic components.

Some of the major companies in the krf photoresist market are JSR Corporation, Fujifilm Electronic, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Sumitomo, Everlight, Dow, Nata Chem, Kempur.

The krf photoresist market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 KrF Photoresist Market Overview    4.1 Introduction       4.1.1 Market Taxonomy       4.1.2 Market Definition       4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth    4.2 KrF Photoresist Market Dynamics       4.2.1 Market Drivers       4.2.2 Market Restraints       4.2.3 Market Opportunity    4.3 KrF Photoresist Market - Supply Chain Analysis       4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers       4.3.2 List of Key Distributors       4.3.3 List of Key Consumers    4.4 Key Forces Shaping the KrF Photoresist Market       4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers       4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers       4.4.3 Threat of Substitution       4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants       4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry    4.5 Global KrF Photoresist Market Size & Forecast, 2020-2028       4.5.1 KrF Photoresist Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth       4.5.2 KrF Photoresist Market Absolute $ Opportunity

Chapter 5 Global  Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2  Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Positive Photoresist
      5.2.2 Negative Photoresist
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global  Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2  Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Memory
      6.2.2 Logic/MPU
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global KrF Photoresist Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 KrF Photoresist Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America  Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America  Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America  Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Positive Photoresist
      9.6.2 Negative Photoresist
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America  Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Memory
      9.10.2 Logic/MPU
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe  Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe  Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe  Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Positive Photoresist
      10.6.2 Negative Photoresist
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe  Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Memory
      10.10.2 Logic/MPU
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific  Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific  Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific  Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Positive Photoresist
      11.6.2 Negative Photoresist
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific  Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Memory
      11.10.2 Logic/MPU
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America  Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America  Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America  Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Positive Photoresist
      12.6.2 Negative Photoresist
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America  Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Memory
      12.10.2 Logic/MPU
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA)  Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA)  Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA)  Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Positive Photoresist
      13.6.2 Negative Photoresist
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA)  Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Memory
      13.10.2 Logic/MPU
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 KrF Photoresist Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global KrF Photoresist Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 JSR Corporation
      14.3.2 Fujifilm Electronic
      14.3.3 Tokyo Ohka Kogyo
      14.3.4 Shin-Etsu Chemical
      14.3.5 Sumitomo
      14.3.6 Everlight
      14.3.7 Dow
      14.3.8 Nata Chem
      14.3.9 Kempur

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