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Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment Market 2015-2019

Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment Market 2015-2019

Market outlook of the optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market

Optical patterned wafer inspection system is used to detect defects in patterned wafer during the wafer manufacturing process. This system consists of two technologies, such as bright-field inspection and dark-field inspection. The prevalent use of semiconductor wafer over a wide variety of industries, such as consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial segment is stimulating the global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market, which has resulted in a projected CAGR of over 10% by 2019.

Following the advancements in consumer electronics sector, such as emergence of 3D LEDs and UHD TVs, and hybrid laptops, the demand for semiconductor ICs will increase steadily during the forecast period. As a result, the demand for semiconductor wafers will heighten, which in turn, will increase the semiconductor capital equipment spending and the demand for optical patterned wafer inspection equipment.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of - North America, Europe, and APAC

APAC was the largest revenue contributor to the optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market globally in 2014, with nearly 70 % market share, because of the existence of a majority of prominent semiconductor foundries such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, United Microelectronics, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International.

The report offers an analysis of each of the following segments and discusses its impact on the overall market growth -

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
Competitive landscape and key vendors - Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor

The optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market has a high market growth potential, due to the surge in the semiconductor industry, which has prompted the semiconductor manufacturers to expand their production capacity and expenditure on fab equipment.

The top vendors in the market are -
  • Applied Materials
  • KLA-Tencor
Other prominent vendors in the market include ASML Holding, Hitachi High-Technologies, JEOL, Tokyo Seimitsu, and Toray Engineering.

Growth drivers, challenges, and upcoming trends: Optical patterned wafer inspection equipment

Technavio’s market research analyst underlines the increase in spending on R&D by vendors in order to top the market. Because of the constantly evolving technology landscape, more and more vendors are investing heavily on their capital expenditure in order to make the equipment compatible with the new designs.

This report provides a number of factors contributing to the adoption, limitations, and opportunities of the global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market. It also offers an analysis of each factor and an estimation of the extent to which the factors are likely to impact the overall market growth.

Key questions answered in the report include
  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2019?
  • What are the key factors driving the global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the North America, Europe, and APAC?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market?
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Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment Market: Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ASML Holding, Hitachi High-Technologies, JEOL, Tokyo Seimitsu, and Toray Engineering.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The semiconductor market has been witnessing rapid changes in technology, with the emergence of 3D NAND and FinFET technologies. However, due to a reduction in the size of ICs, the size of defects is also getting smaller, which is prompting inspection equipment vendors to put their focus area more into large investments in R&D with an aim to improving their existing technology for detecting such minute defects.”
According to the report, the increasing demand for semiconductor ICs in consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial products is driving the growth of wafer inspection equipment. Also, the growing need for compact ICs and short product replacement cycle of mobile devices are expected to increase the capital expenditure on fab equipment, which will create the demand for optical wafer inspection equipment during the forecast period.
Further, the report states that the market is facing a challenge due to the higher efficiency of e-beam wafer inspection equipment, which can even detect a defect of 3nm, which is not in the case for the optical patterned wafer inspection system.

Companies Mentioned

Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, ASML Holding, Hitachi High-Technologies, JEOL, Tokyo Seimitsu, Toray Engineering.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global optical patterned wafer inspection systems market segments: A snapshot
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
    • PEST analysis
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Technology landscape
    • Optical patterned wafer inspection system: how it works
    • Comparison between optical and e-beam wafer inspection equipment
      • Table Global wafer inspection equipment market 2014 (% share)
      • Table Comparison between optical and e-beam wafer inspection equipment
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table CAGR of LED chips, sensors, DRAM, and NAND market 2014-2019
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market by geography 2014
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market by geography 2014-2019 (% share)
      • Table Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market by geography 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CAGR of global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market by geography
    • Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market in APAC
      • Table Optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table Key leading countries in APAC 2014
    • Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market in North America
      • Table Optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market in North America 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market in Europe
      • Table Optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market in Europe 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
    • Table Growth rate of global sales of smartphones and tablet PCs 2014
    • Table Global MEMS market 2014-2019 ($ billions)
  • Market challenges
    • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1992-2014 ($ billions)
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Global NAND flash market 2014-2019 (% share)
    • Table Cars shipment 2014-2019
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Global optical patterned wafer inspection equipment market by vendors (2014)
    • Key Vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Applied Materials
      • Table Applied Materials: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Applied Materials: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Applied Materials: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • KLA-Tencor
      • Table KLA-Tencor: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table KLA-Tencor: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table KLA-Tencor: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
  • Key recommendations
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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