Photomask is a pattern transfer motherboard that forms complex geometric patterns on glass substrates (Blanks) containing metal films such as chromium, commonly known as Mask.
The photomask is composed of two parts: base (Blank) and film (Pellicle). Among them, the structure of the base (Blank) can be divided into substrate-glass and Metal file-chromium film; Pellicle Membrane is composed of nitrocellulose, frame and adhesive tape.
Photomasks are widely used, and are required in fields involving photolithography processes, such as IC (Integrated Circuit), FPD (Flat Panel Display), PCB (Printed Circuit Boards), MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), etc.
In this article , we will list top 10 Photomask companies in the world.
|Headquarters||Brookfield, Connecticut, United States|
Photronics, Inc is an American semiconductor photomask manufacturer. Photronics is the industry leader in the design, development and production of reticles and photomasks for semiconductor and microelectronic applications. Photronics is the worldwide leader in photomask products and services, from mainstream nodes to leading-edge technologies, for integrated circuits and flat panel displays. It was the third largest photomask supplier globally as of 2020.
Leading-Edge Advanced Photomasks
Flat Panel Displays
|Headquarters||Shinjuku City, Tokyo, Japan|
DNP, Dai Nippon Printing, was established in 1876 as the first full-scale printing company in Japan. DNP’s business consists of two business areas. First is the Printing Business area, which includes the Information Communication segment, Lifestyle and Industrial Supplies segment and Electronics segment. Second is the Beverages Business area undertaken through Hokkaido Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd.
Precision devices and components
Lifestyle and Industrial Supplies
Printing and processing
LG Innotek, Korea’s first electronic components company founded in 1970, has grown into a leading global materials and components company by intensively fostering world-class products through continuous technological development and process innovation.
They supply global customers with key materials and components in the fields of mobile, display, semiconductor, automobile, and loT that are developed and produced in our business sites at home and abroad.
Our globally leading products include smartphone camera modules,substrates and photomasks for display, and semiconductor substrates for communication.
Shenzhen Qingyi Photomask Limited (SSE Star Market listed company, Code: 688138）was founded in August 1997 . It is one of the earliest and largest professional manufacturers of high precision mask that integrates research, design, production and sales with the most leading technology in China.
The company currently services as a support unit for both Shenzhen and Guangdong Photomask Technology R&D Centers. The product is widely in the industries adopting photolithographic technique including but not limited to flat panel display, semiconductor, touch panel and printed circuit board.
Category and Precision
Newway Photomask Making
Shenzhen Newway Photomask Making Co., Ltd, a lithography company, engages in the design, development, and production of mask products in China. It is engage research and development, production and sales of photomasks for integrated circuits and display industries. Their products are used in flat panel display, semiconductor, touch and circuit board industries.
TMC (Taiwan Mask Corporation), as one of leading reticles and photomasks manufacturers with fully equipped facilities in the field of semiconductor industry, headquartered in Taiwan HsinChu Science-based Industrial Park.
TMC is specialized in the research, development, manufacturing and sales of photomasks. Originally they started as the internal photomask shop of the Industrial Technology Research Industrial Technology (ITRI) in 1970. TMC was spun off as an independent company in 1988 and went public on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 1995.
Hua Hong Semiconductor
Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited (Stock Code: 01347.HK / 688347.SH) (the “Company”) is a global leading pure-play foundry with specialty technologies which offers a diverse array of wafer foundry and supporting services to its customers, implementing “8-inch + 12-inch” and advanced “Specialty IC + Power Discrete” development strategies.
The Company focuses on continuous innovation of “8-inch + 12-inch” specialty technologies, including embedded/standalone non-volatile memory (NVM), power discrete, analog & power management, and logic & RF, supporting applications in emerging areas, such as new energy vehicles, green energy, and the Internet of Things. Of special note is the Company’s outstanding quality control system that satisfies the strict requirements of automotive chip manufacturing. The Company is member of the Huahong Group, which is an industrial group in China that owns mainstream “8-inch + 12-inch” advanced IC manufacturing process technologies.
Embedded Non-Volatile Memory
Logic & Mixed Signal
Power Management IC
Foundry Service Flow
Mask Making Service
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC，00981.HK/688981.SH) is one of the leading foundries in the world and is the front runner in manufacturing capability, manufacturing scale, and comprehensive service in the Chinese Mainland. SMIC Group provides semiconductor foundry and technology services to global customers on 0.35 micron to FinFET process node technologies. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC Group has an international manufacturing and service base, with three 8-inch wafer fabrication facilities (fabs) and four 12-inch fabs in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Shenzhen, and three 12-inch fabs under construction in Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin. SMIC Group also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, China, and a representative office in Hong Kong, China.
Mixed Signal & RF
Backend Turnkey Service
SMIC Backend Service
Multi-Project Wafer Service
China Resources Microelectronics
Being subordinate to China Resources Group, China Resources Microelectronics Limited is a high-tech enterprise engaged in investment, development, operation and management of microelectronics business. Since 2004, it has been continuously rated as top 100 Chinese electronic information enterprises by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The Company is a Chinese leading semiconductor enterprise capable of integrated operation of the whole industrial chain such as IC design, wafer manufacturing, package test and so on.
Zhongwei Mask Electronics
Wuxi Zhongwei Mask Electronics is a high-tech company specializing in the production and technology development of high-end integrated circuit masks at the 0.13μm level and above.
The company can provide 0.35 to 0.13 microns, 5-inch (5009), 6-inch (6012, 6025) binary masks and 6-inch (6025) phase shift masks (PSM). The company has the country’s leading integrated circuit mask production line and first-class factory facilities, and has the industry’s mainstream process production equipment, including electron beam exposure machines, dry etching machines, defect detectors, defect repair machines, etc.