Immersion Lithography Market: Introduction
Immersion lithography is a technique that fills the space between lens and wafer of the exposure system with liquid. Immersion lithography uses liquids with refractive indices more than one (index of the air). The resolution is increased by a factor equal to the refractive index of the liquid. Liquid immersion is being used for over 100 years now to increase the numeric aperture (NA) and resolution in optical microscopy. Smaller wavelength in liquid allows imaging of smaller features. Additionally, water is used as the liquid.
Global Immersion Lithography Market: Competition Landscape
ASML Holding N.V.
Founded in 1984, ASML Holding N.V. is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. ASML Holding N.V. is one of the leading chip making equipment manufacturers. The company offers hardware, software, and services for semiconductor equipment. The company manufactures products related to lithography: DUV lithography, EUV lithography, Immersion lithography, and holistic lithography solutions. The company was formerly called ASM lithography Holding N.V. and was renamed ASML Holding N.V. in 2001.
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Incorporated in 1917, Nikon Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Nikon Corporation has a separate advanced lithography development segment offering innovative products and technologies. It is a prominent investor and manufacturer in the advanced lithography technology market. Nikon Corporation provides a wide selection of industrial products, including class steppers and scanners. These products serve semiconductor, thin-film magnetic head industries, and flat panel displays. The company provides training, service, technical support, and application, as well as marketing and sales support for Nikon lithography equipment.
Other companies that are expected to invest in the immersion lithography market includes Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited and Canon Inc.
Global Immersion Lithography Market: Dynamics
Miniaturization of Electronic Devices to Drive Global Immersion Lithography Market
Miniaturization and sophistication of electronic devices can result in high capacities and advanced integration as well as fast semiconductor chip calculation speeds. Thus, in order to achieve this, circuit patterns of semiconductor chips must be miniaturized. Advanced packaging solutions for miniaturized devices is likely to attract potential customers, which will drive the demand for lithography systems. Moreover, high penetration of 5G and artificial intelligence, and IoT enablement across industries, including telecommunication, agriculture, medical, manufacturing, and automotive is expected to create opportunities for the lithography market. However, some of the major challenges faced by the immersion lithography market is the movement of wafer in and out of the fluid. The development of immersion lithography for 40 nm logic LSIs is expected to contribute to the growth of the global immersion lithography market.
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Global Immersion Lithography Market: Segmentation
The global immersion lithography market can be segmented on the basis of:
Global Immersion Lithography Market, by Technology
In terms of technology, the global immersion lithography market can be divided into:
- Dry Immersion Lithography
- Wet Immersion Lithography
Global Immersion Lithography Market, by Application
Based on application, the global immersion lithography market can be classified into:
The report on the global immersion lithography market is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, and inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macroeconomic indicators, and governing factors, along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various factors on market segments and regions.
Regional analysis for global immersion lithography market includes:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- South America
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