Detailed introduction about electronic chemicals

  • Also known as electronic chemical materials. Generally refers to the special chemicals and chemical materials used in the electronics industry, that is, various chemicals and materials for the production and packaging of electronic components, printed circuit boards, industrial and consumer machines. According to the purpose, it can be divided into substrates, photoresists, electroplating chemicals, packaging materials, high-purity reagents, special gases, solvents, dopants before cleaning, flux masks, acids and corrosives, electronic special adhesives and auxiliary materials And other major categories. Electronic chemicals have the characteristics of many varieties, high quality requirements, small dosages, strict requirements for environmental cleanliness, fast product replacement, large capital investment, and high product added value. These characteristics are becoming more and more with the development of micro-processing technology. obvious.


    Industry attributes

    Electronic chemicals, also known as electronic chemical materials, refer to fine chemical materials for the electronics industry. Electronic chemicals are a kind of special chemicals. In terms of production process attributes, they belong to the fine chemical industry; in terms of product use, It belongs to the electronic materials industry. They include chemicals for integrated circuits and discrete devices, such as photoresists for chip production, ultra-clean high-purity reagents, ultra-clean high-purity gases, plastic packaging materials, etc.; chemical materials for color TVs, such as color phosphors, and color tubes Supporting water-soluble resists, high-purity inorganic salts, organic films, etc.; chemical materials for printed circuit boards, such as dry film resists, inks, chemical and electroplating copper plating solutions and their additives, conductive pastes for surface assembly processes , Cleaning agent, liquid solder mask photoresist, patch adhesive, conductive adhesive, solder paste, pre-coated flux, flux for cleaning and washing process, etc.; chemical materials for liquid crystal display devices, such as liquid crystal, photoresist , Orientation films, adhesives, pastes, electrolytes, films and encapsulation materials, polarizers, etc.; polishing materials, etc.


    Rank in the field

    Electronic chemicals are high-tech products that combine electronic materials and fine chemicals. Mainly include integrated circuits and discrete devices, capacitors, batteries, resistors, optoelectronic devices, printed circuit boards, liquid crystal display devices, picture tubes, televisions, computers, radio tape recorders, video cameras, laser discs, audio, mobile communication equipment, fax machines, etc. Various fine chemical materials for the production and assembly of electronic components, parts and complete machines. Electronic chemicals and downstream components are the foundation and forerunners of the electronic information industry, at the forefront of the electronic information industry chain, and are terminals in the fields of information communication, consumer electronics, household appliances, automotive electronics, energy-saving lighting, industrial control, aerospace, military industry, etc. The basis of product development.

    With the development of technological innovation, the application fields of electronic chemicals continue to expand. Without high-quality electronic chemicals, it is impossible to manufacture high-performance electronic components.


    Industry characteristics

    1) Many varieties, strong specificity, and large professional span

    There are many varieties and specifications of electronic chemicals, which can be divided into semiconductor materials, magnetic materials and intermediates, capacitor chemicals, battery chemicals, plastics for the electronics industry, coatings for the electronics industry, printing materials chemicals, high-purity elemental materials, optoelectronic materials, alloys There are more than a dozen major categories such as materials, corrosion inhibitor materials, insulating materials, special gases, rubber for electronic industry, piezoelectric and acousto-optic crystal materials, liquid crystal materials, printed circuit board materials, and each category can be divided into several sub-categories. According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 20,000 varieties of products. For example, semiconductor materials can be divided into photoresist, packaging materials, and high-purity chemical reagents used in the production process of integrated circuits and discrete devices; battery chemicals can be divided into lithium-ion battery chemicals, alkaline manganese battery chemicals, and fuels according to battery materials. Varieties of battery chemicals, nickel-hydrogen battery chemicals, etc.

    Electronic chemicals are comprehensive disciplines that combine chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, electronic engineering and other disciplines. There are large differences in material properties, production processes, functional principles, and application fields among various electronic chemicals, and the professional span of products is large. , A single product has high specificity and concentrated application fields. For example, there are essential differences between battery chemicals, alloy materials, piezoelectric and acousto-optic crystal materials in production processes and application areas.

    2) High degree of sub-industry segmentation and high technical threshold

    Due to the wide variety of electronic chemicals, the wide range of expertise, and the strong specificity, it is difficult for a single enterprise to master multiple cross-field knowledge reserves and process technologies, and multiple sub-sectors have been formed internally. Different from the upstream petrochemical and other basic chemical raw materials industries, electronic chemicals in the fine chemical industry have the characteristics of high market segmentation and high technical thresholds. The high market concentration of segmented industries and the larger market share of leading companies are common characteristics of the electronic chemical industry.

    3) Technology-intensive, fast product update

    The Department of Electronic Chemicals is a comprehensive subject area that combines multiple disciplines. It requires enterprise R&D personnel, engineering and technical personnel to have multi-disciplinary and upstream and downstream industry knowledge background and research capabilities, and have a high technical threshold. Electronic chemicals are closely integrated with downstream industries. The rapid development of downstream industries such as new energy, information and communications, and consumer electronics will inevitably require the acceleration of electronic chemicals upgrades, and the pressure on enterprise technology research and development is increasing.

    4) Strong functionality, high added value, and strict quality requirements

    Electronic chemicals are the front end of the "electronic chemicals-components/components-complete machine" industrial chain. Its process level and product quality directly affect the functions and properties of components/components, and then affect the terminal integration through industry transmission. Machine product performance. For example, functional electrolyte has a critical impact on the capacitance, service life and working stability of aluminum electrolytic capacitors, while the quality of capacitors will directly affect the working quality and life of end products such as downstream home appliances, automobiles, and information and communication equipment. .

    The upgrading of components and even complete products depends on the technological innovation and progress of electronic chemicals. The importance of electronic chemical functions determines the characteristics of high added value and strict quality requirements of products. Downstream customers, especially brand customers, have very strict requirements on the quality control of electronic chemicals. The certification time and procedures of their qualified suppliers are complicated. After certification, they will usually establish long-term and stable cooperative relations with their qualified suppliers.


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