Other suppliers of electronic materials, such as Air Liquide, JSR, Fujifilm, and Tokyo Electron, also posted good profits in recent quarters.
In electronic, electrical and appliance applications including battery housings and insulation, device cases, screens or light panels, we provide dedicated raw materials for thermoplastics, foams, films, elastomers, TPU, composites and more.
Electronic materials are the type of materials which are typically used as core elements in a variety of device applications. These elements can be, for example, memories, displays, LEDs and could be easily seen in daily electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, computers, laptops, tablets, GPS devices, LED bulbs, TVs and monitors.
The four largest silicon wafer producers shared 90.8% of the global market in 2010, in this order: Shin-Etsu Handotai, Sumitomo Mitsubishi Silicon Corporation (SUMCO), Siltronic and MEMC Electronic Materials. It is expected that the total market share of the four largest companies will grow further at the expense of the smaller players.
Figure 3: The three most common spectral methods for electronic material analysis, with examples of their fingerprints for carbon monoxide (CO) from carbon dioxide (CO2). In all electronic materials, many different impurities may be simultaneously present, with most in very minute amounts, even by our industry's standards.