With the photomask market on the rise each year, the importance of finding a quality photomask manufacturer you can trust is more important than ever.

Celebrating 45-years as a small business manufacturer of photomasks, custom shadow masks, reticles and patterned ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) in 2017, Photo Sciences, Inc., has been at the forefront of micro-lithography since 1972. While a large number of photomask manufacturers have staked their claim on the market over the years, we’ve been asked many times our thoughts about other photomask manufacturers and competitors internationally and in the United States.

Never ones to shy away from being blatantly honest with respect to competition, and wanting our customers to be as informed as possible, we’ve decided to pull together a list of the top photomask manufacturers from around the globe in the hopes that anyone interested in the industry, gets the care and quality results they deserve.

Below are our recommendations for the top photomask manufacturers:

1. Compugraphics

Founded in Glenrothes, Scotland, Compugraphics makes photomasks for semiconductors, design services for LSI, device OEM, leadframes, BGA/CSPsubstrates, color filter arrays for image sensors and small display devices, etched products, and printed circuit boards.

2. Advanced Reproductions Corporation

Advance Reproductions Corporation collaborates on creative solutions for a wide variety of markets: MEMs, Semiconductor, Chemical Etching manufacturing, university research, medical, microfluidics, automotive, aerospace and more.

3. Toppan Photomasks, Inc.

 Originating as a Japanese global printing company, Toppan Photomasks, Inc., combines their material knowledge and mask-making expertise with a deep understanding of lithography to establish the technologies their customers need to launch their new designs.

4. Photronics, Inc.

The photomask division at Photronics, Inc., provides a complete array of photomask solutions for customers manufacturing semiconductors, flat panel displays, optoelectronics and data storage components.

5. Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP)

Dai Nippon Printing is a Japanese printing company. In the process of making masters (plate making) for printing, DNP has cultivated highly precise processing technologies. By applying those technologies to electronics, they have created a large number of micro-processed products including semiconductor photomasks.

6. Hoya Corporation

Hoya Corporation a Japanese company manufacturing optical products such as photomasks, photomask blanks and glass magnetic-memory disks, contact lenses and eyeglass lenses for the health-care market, medical photonics, lasers, photographic filters, and software.

7. Taiwan Mask Corporation

Headquartered in Taiwan, TMC is experienced in 0.18 and 0.15 micron design, development and production of reticles and photomasks worldwide.

8. Nippon Filcon

Another diverse Japanese corporation, Nippon Filcon manufactures stepper reticles and aligner masks.They engage in the manufacture and sale of photomasks used in a wide range of fields, including semiconductors and LCD.

The world is full of micro-lithography manufacturing options, but the above list highlights eight companies to consider if you’re getting quotes for your next project.

Don’t compromise when it comes to quality and credibility.

It’s important to research your options across all aspects of micro-lithography operations to give you a more realistic view of what to expect between your artwork and the final product.

Selecting a well-qualified photomask company to do business with, and asking the right questions will increase your chances of getting the most favorable return on investment.

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