Global Contact Probers Market 2017-2021

Global Contact Probers Market 2017-2021

About Contact Probers

Test equipment is part of the assembly line testing of semiconductor devices. The equipment eliminates manual efforts, reduces the time involved in the semiconductor manufacturing process, and ensures high quality of the semiconductor devices. The size of such test equipment varies from small computer-driven dedicated fixed purpose testers to large programmable machines. The cost of the equipment also varies according to the size. Contact probers are test equipment devices that are used by semiconductor device manufacturers to perform wafer testing or wafer sorting. Contact probers are used to test the semiconductor die or chips while the die is still placed on the semiconductor wafer.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global contact probers market to grow at a CAGR of 4.45% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global contact probers market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the probe stations that are used in semiconductors and life sciences and nano applications.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Contact Probers Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Hitachi High-Tech Instruments
  • Asylum Research
  • MicroXact
Other prominent vendors
  • ADVANTEST
  • Applied Microstructures
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Cascade Microtech
  • FEINMETALL
  • SV Probe
Market driver
  • Miniaturization of electronic devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Continuous price pressure on vendors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of new testing technologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Contact Probers Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global contact probers market: Hitachi High-Tech Instruments, Asylum Research, and MicroXact.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ADVANTEST, Applied Microstructures, Keysight Technologies, Cascade Microtech, FEINMETALL, and SV Probe.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is emergence of new testing technologies. The test equipment industry is witnessing the emergence of new technologies to meet the growing demand for compact and efficient semiconductor test equipment. These technologies help the test equipment vendors to improve their product offerings, which will lead to a high demand for testing probers. Self-test technologies are designed into circuits to simplify the testing procedures. TSV technology requires innovative testing technologies to ensure the reliability of semiconductors.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is miniaturization of electronic devices. There is a high demand for compact electronic devices in applications such as communication devices, automotive, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare equipment. The high demand has led the semiconductor IC manufacturers to invest in R&D to reduce the size and increase the performance of ICs. Technological innovations, such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and 3D stacked ICs based on tab-separated values (TSVs) (wherein the interconnections or vias penetrate the silicon wafer to achieve a high vias density). Due to the introduction of such advanced manufacturing processes, the number of transistors per IC has increased (without occupying any extra space), which has led to physical access limitations and increased circuit design complexity. The testing of such ICs is a challenge which has led to a high demand for advanced contact probers.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Continuous price pressure on vendors. Though the semiconductor industry is cyclical in nature, there is always a price pressure on the semiconductor manufacturers. Thus, the vendors of test equipment reduce the market price of the commodities to remain competitive in the market.

Companies Mentioned

ADVANTEST, Applied Microstructures, Keysight Technologies, Cascade Microtech, FEINMETALL, SV Probe, ADVANTEST, Applied Microstructures, Keysight Technologies, Cascade Microtech, FEINMETALL, and SV Probe

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Contact probers market traction by geography
  • Industry overview
    • Overview of semiconductor industry
      • Table Semiconductor value chain
      • Table Front-end production processes
      • Table Back-end production processes
    • Overview of global semiconductors market
      • Table Global semiconductor market 2016
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global contact probers market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global contact probers market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global smartphone shipment 2016-2020 (% share)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Table Global contact probers market by end-user 2016 (% share)
    • Table Global contact probers market by end-user 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Table Global contact probers market by end-user 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global contact probers market by semiconductors segment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global contact probers market by others segment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global contact probers market: CAGR comparison by end-user segment (%)
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Table Global contact probers market by product type 2016 (% share)
    • Table Global contact probers market by product type 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Table Global contact probers market by product type 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global contact probers market by manual products segment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global contact probers market by automated products segment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global contact probers market by semiautomated products segment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Table Global contact probers market: CAGR comparison by product types 2016-2021 (%)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global contact probers market by geography 2016 (% share)
    • Table Global contact probers market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Table Global contact probers market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Contact probers market in APAC
      • Table Key leading countries of contact probers market in APAC
      • Table Contact probers market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Contact probers market in Americas
      • Table Contact probers market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Contact probers market in EMEA
      • Table Contact probers market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global contact probers market: CAGR comparison by geography 2016-2021 (%)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Growth rate of global sales of tablets and smartphones 2016 (%)
      • Table CAGR of LED chips, sensors, DRAM, and NAND markets 2016-2021 (%)
      • Table Global Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1990-2015 ($ billions)
  • Market trends
    • Increasing number of fabless semiconductor companies and test houses
    • Emergence of new testing technologies
    • Increase in number of connected devices through IoT and other emerging markets
      • Table IoT spending and device penetration 2015 and 2020
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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