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Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market 2017-2021

About Semiconductor Capital Equipment

Semiconductor capital equipment is machinery used in the production of semiconductor devices. Equipment for manufacturing semiconductor devices is classified as front-end or back-end based on the processes used. Front-end includes wafer fabrication along with other functions such as lithography, deposition, etching, cleaning, and chemical and mechanical polishing to name a few. Back-end encompasses assembly, packaging, and testing of ICs. Semiconductors are the building blocks for electronics. They form the crucial core of any electronic component. Semiconductor capital spending essentially refers to the capital investments by vendors in the semiconductor domain.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global semiconductor capital equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 6.36 % during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor capital equipment market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sale of semiconductor capital equipment to end-user segments.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment 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
  • Applied Materials
  • ASML
  • KLA-Tencor
  • Lam Research
  • Tokyo Electron
Other prominent vendors
  • ASM International
  • ADVANTEST
  • Hitachi High-Technologies
  • Kulicke & Soffa
  • Nikon
  • Planar
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions (SCREEN Holdings)
  • Teradyne
  • TOKYO SEIMITSU
  • Veeco Instruments
Market driver
  • Integration of semiconductor devices across industrial sectors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High inventory levels in supply chain
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rapid changes in technology driving equipment orders
  • 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 Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semiconductor capital equipment market: Applied Materials, ASML, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, and Tokyo Electron.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ASM International, ADVANTEST, Hitachi High-Technologies, Kulicke & Soffa, Nikon, Planar, Rudolph Technologies, SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions (SCREEN Holdings), Teradyne, TOKYO SEIMITSU, and Veeco Instruments.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Rapid changes in technology driving equipment orders. The semiconductor manufacturing industry is a continuously evolving industry with the introduction of new processes and technologies. The industry is continuously witnessing rapid technological advances and transitions such as the miniaturization of nodes and the increase in the wafer sizes in the ultra-large-scale integration (ULSI) fabrication technology. Hence, to sustain the competition in the market, semiconductor equipment manufacturers have to develop new technologies that are in line with the changes in semiconductor IC architecture. As a result, they incur high costs on R&D. Hence, the requirement of capital funding and commercialization of new products at the right time becomes crucial for semiconductor equipment manufacturers to provide services for the next-generation semiconductor ICs.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Integration of semiconductor devices across industrial sectors. Electronic device manufacturers are facing demands for high-powered, efficient, and smart electronic devices from consumers. The last decade witnessed a growth in the smart appliance and digital home market due to the significant advances in device technology along with the development of system-on-chip (SoC) technology, integrating billions of transistors on a single chip. The demand for semiconductor devices such as processors, sensors, memory, and RFICs has grown significantly over the last few years. These devices offer high processing capability, making it possible to adhere to the demand for embedded graphics and multicore technologies.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High inventory levels in supply chain. The cyclical nature of the semiconductor equipment industry affects the operating results due to severe downturns. Risks such as low demand, overcapacity, and price wars define the market environment during this period. Advances in technology have changed the customer requirements (IDMs, foundries, and OSATs), impacting the equipment manufacturers considerably. The capital expenditure of semiconductor device manufacturers has a major impact on the equipment vendors. During periods of overcapacity, production units do not perform at their full capacity, forcing semiconductor device manufacturers to reduce capital expenditure, thereby impacting the demand for semiconductor capital equipment.



Companies Mentioned

Applied Materials, ASML, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, and Tokyo Electron.ASM International, ADVANTEST, Hitachi High-Technologies, Kulicke & Soffa, Nikon, Planar, Rudolph Technologies, SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions (SCREEN Holdings), Teradyne, TOKYO SEIMITSU, and Veeco Instruments.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
    • Semiconductor industry value chain
      • Table Semiconductor industry value chain
      • Table Description of semiconductor industry value chain
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global semiconductor capital equipment market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Requirements for semiconductor capital equipment
      • Table Factors influencing the purchase decisions
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by equipment type
    • Global semiconductor capital equipment by type
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by type 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by type 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Wafer-level manufacturing equipment
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment by wafer-level manufacturing equipment market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Die-level packaging and assembly equipment
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by die-level packaging and assembly equipment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automated test equipment
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by automated test equipment 2016- 2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global semiconductor capital equipment by enduser
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by end-user 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by end-user 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Foundries
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by foundries 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Memory manufacturers
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by memory manufacturers 2016- 2021 ($ billions)
    • IDMs
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by IDMs 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global semiconductor capital equipment market by geography
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by geography 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Semiconductor capital equipment market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Global semiconductor capital equipment market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Semiconductor capital equipment market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • Table Share of key leading countries 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Taiwan
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • China
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Forecast by application of semiconductor devices 2016 and 2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global NAND flash market 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1990-2016 ($ billions)
  • Market trends
    • Rapid changes in technology driving equipment orders
      • Table Timeline for semiconductor wafer size advances
    • Rising prominence of 3D packaging
    • Large-scale development of the Chinese semiconductor industry
    • Automation in automobiles
    • Development of multi-beam e-beam inspection
    • Proliferation of IoT technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Principle parameters of competition
      • Table R&D spending of leading vendors 2016
      • Table Vendor share in global semiconductor capital equipment market 2016 (% share of revenue)
    • Key vendors
      • Table Key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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