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Global Semiconductor Chip Handlers Market 2016-2020

About the Semiconductor Chip Handlers Market

The robust demand for smart devices, along with growing IC applications in the automotive sector since 2010, has increased the demand for semiconductor chips in the market. This compels semiconductor manufacturers to boost their production capacities by adopting high-speed, high-precision chip handlers. The majority of chip handlers use pick-and-place, gravity-feed, turret, or test-in-strip technologies. The type of packaged device, test parallelism, thermal requirements, and signal interface requirements are the factors that determine the appropriate handling approach for testing.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global semiconductor chip handler market to grow at a CAGR of 4.47% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor chip handler market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the sales of automated test equipment and the contribution of chip handlers in the automated test equipment market.

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

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Semiconductor Chip Handlers Market 2016-2020, 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
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Multitest
  • ASM Pacific Technology
  • Cohu
  • Advantest
  • Boston Semi Equipment
Other prominent vendors
  • CST
  • Exatron
  • Hon Technologies
  • SRM Integration
  • SYNAX
  • Xeltek
Market driver
  • Growing adoption of smartphones and tablets
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rising costs and lack of testing standards
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing number of fabless semiconductor companies and test houses
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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 Chip Handler Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semiconductor chip handler market: Seiko Epson, Multitest, ASM Pacific Technology, Cohu, Advantest, and Boston Semi Equipment.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CST, Exatron, Hon Technologies, SRM Integration, SYNAX, and Xeltek.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Increasing number of fabless semiconductor companies and test houses will be a major trend in this market. One of the main reasons behind semiconductor companies going fabless is to minimize the overheads involved in foundry operations and maintenance. The majority of semiconductor companies are designing and developing their solutions and outsourcing fabrication- and foundry-related functions to IC companies specialized in manufacturing, assembling, and testing.”

According to the report, one driver leading to the growth of this market is the miniaturization of electronic devices. The demand for compact electronic devices has been aggregating in sectors such as communication device, automotive, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare equipment. This has forced semiconductor IC manufacturers to invest in R&D to reduce the size and improve the performance of ICs, leading to the emergence of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and 3D stacked ICs based on through-silicon vias.

Further, the report states that the cyclical nature of semiconductor industry will be a major growth inhibiting factor for this market. The global semiconductor test market is highly dependent on the growth in the sales of semiconductor ICs, which, in turn, relies on the sales of electronic devices. Fluctuating demand for electronic products makes forecasting of the semiconductor market difficult, leading to oversupply or undersupply of semiconductor ICs. As a result, vendors need to meet varying demand for ICs as per their production capacities and maintain the demand-supply equation.

Companies Mentioned

Seiko Epson, Multitest, ASM Pacific Technology, Cohu, Advantest, Boston Semi Equipment, CST, Exatron, Hon Technologies, SRM Integration, SYNAX, and Xeltek.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Report overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Major countries covered
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Semiconductor value chain
      • Table Semiconductor wafer fabrication process
      • Table Steps involved in front-end production process
      • Table Steps involved in back-end production process
  • Process diagnostics in semiconductor industry
    • Table Types of process diagnostics in semiconductor industry
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segregation of the semiconductor chip handler market
      • Table Performance factors for semiconductor test equipment
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler market ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global semiconductor chip handler market by end-user 2015
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler market by end-user 2015 (% share)
    • Global semiconductor chip handler market by end-user 2020
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler market by end-user 2020 (% share)
    • Global semiconductor chip handler market by OSATs
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler market by OSATs ($ millions)
    • Global semiconductor chip handler market by IDMs
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler market for IDMs ($ millions)
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler by end-user contribution 2015-2020
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • End-user comparison 2015-2020
      • Table End-user comparison 2015-2020
    • Geographical distribution in 2015
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler market by geography 2015
    • Geographical distribution in 2020
      • Table Global semiconductor chip handler market by geography 2020
    • Semiconductor chip handler market in APAC
      • Table Semiconductor chip handler market in APAC ($ millions)
    • Semiconductor chip handler market in the US
      • Table Semiconductor chip handler market in US ($ millions)
    • Semiconductor chip handler market in Europe
      • Table Semiconductor chip handler market in Europe ($ millions)
      • Table Geographical comparison 2015-2020
  • Market drivers
    • Growing diversity in global semiconductor industry
      • Table CAGR of LED chip, sensor, DRAM, and NAND market 2015-2020
    • Growing adoption of smartphones and tablets
    • Miniaturization of electronic devices
      • Table Global MEMS market 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Short time to market
    • Increase in wafer size
      • Table Timeline for semiconductor wafer size advances
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Cyclical nature of semiconductor industry
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1990-2015 ($ billions)
    • Rising costs and lack of testing standards
    • Continuous price pressure on vendors
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing number of fabless semiconductor companies and test houses
    • Advent of strip testing
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Principle parameters of competition
    • Key vendors
      • Table Key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • Summary of figures
      • Table Summary of figures
    • List of abbreviations
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