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Global Semiconductor Inspection Systems Market 2016-2020

Global Semiconductor Inspection Systems Market 2016-2020

About Inspection Systems

Inspection systems are part of fabrication equipment in the semiconductor device manufacturing process. These systems are used to find defects in masks and wafers during the production process of semiconductor wafers. The growing application of semiconductor ICs in segments like automobiles, consumer electronics, and industrial sector has compelled semiconductor ICs vendors to increase their production capacities. This will create substantial demand for inspection systems in the global semiconductor market.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global semiconductor inspection system market to grow at a CAGR of 11.74% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor inspection system market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sale of semiconductor inspection systems.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Semiconductor Inspection System 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
  • Applied Materials
  • Hermes Microvision
  • KLA-Tencor
  • Lasertec
Other prominent vendors
  • SML Holding
  • Carl Zeiss
  • FEI
  • Hitachi High-Technologies
  • JEOL
  • Nanometrics
  • Nikon
  • Planar
  • Lam Research
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • Tokyo Seimitsu
  • Toray Engineering
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for high-precision miniaturized electronic devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Growing mask complexity
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing proliferation of IoT and connected devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
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 Inspection System Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semiconductor inspection system market: Applied Materials, Hermes Microvision, KLA-Tencor, and Lasertec.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ASML Holding, Carl Zeiss, FEI, Hitachi High-Technologies, JEOL, Nanometrics, Nikon, Planar, Lam Research, Rudolph Technologies, Tokyo Seimitsu, and Toray Engineering.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Smaller life cycle of mobile devices will be a key trend for market growth. Technological advances and an increase in global disposable income have brought about a change in the buying pattern of consumers. Electronic devices such as mobile and consumer devices are becoming obsolete fast (within one to one-and-half years) and are being replaced by higher versions or models with better technology launched by OEMs. This has reduced the product replacement cycle for such devices. According to industry experts, as of 2015, 70% of Apple iPhone revenue is contributed by recurring sales, while the remaining 30% is contributed by new users. The replacement sales will rise to 80% in the future. This will result in high demand for semiconductor ICs and increased production capacities of foundries, indirectly triggering the need for mask inspection equipment.”

According to the report, growing requirement of semiconductor inspection systems will be a key driver for market growth. The technical development in the electronics and semiconductor device markets is propelling wafer manufacturers to invest heavily. E-beam inspection equipment involves a high quality of inspection with a resolution of 3 nm. At present, different manufacturing units prefer such equipment mainly for R&D purposes. This will have a moderately high impact on semiconductor foundries as such equipment works with a very high level of magnification. Furthermore, charge variation defects can only be inspected using e-beam equipment, which provides R&D engineers with detailed information on the minutest of defects.

Further, the report states that the capital expenditure of semiconductor device manufacturers affects semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors. During the period of overcapacity, device manufacturers reduce their capital expenditure and demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. This results in underutilization of vendor factories. During this cyclical period, customers reduce purchases, delay delivery of ordered products, or cancel orders. This results in reduced net sales and backlog, delays in revenue recognition, and excess inventory for the vendors, which act as a major challenge for vendors.

Companies Mentioned

Applied Materials, Hermes Microvision, KLA-Tencor, Lasertec, ASML Holding, Carl Zeiss, FEI, Hitachi High-Technologies, JEOL, Nanometrics, Nikon, Planar, Lam Research, Rudolph Technologies, Tokyo Seimitsu, Toray Engineering.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Definition
    • Base year and forecast period
    • Market reportage
    • Market size computation
    • Market segmentation
      • Table Segmentation of global semiconductor inspection system market
    • Geographical coverage
      • Table Major countries covered
    • Vendor segmentation
      • Table Market vendors
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Currency conversions
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Wafer inspection
      • Table Types of wafer inspection
      • Table Patterned and unpatterned wafers in wafer inspection market 2015 and 2020 (% share)
      • Table Strength and limitations of unpatterned wafer inspection equipment
      • Table E-beam patterned wafer inspection equipment market (% share)
      • Table Comparison between optical and e-beam wafer inspection equipment
    • Mask inspection
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semiconductor inspection system market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Types of inspection systems
      • Table Types of semiconductor inspection systems 2015 (% share)
      • Table Types of semiconductor inspection systems 2020 (% share)
    • Wafer inspection systems
      • Table Global semiconductor inspection system market by wafer inspection system ($ billions)
    • Mask inspection systems
      • Table Global semiconductor inspection system market by mask inspection system ($ millions)
      • Table Captive and merchant mask makers in mask inspection segment 2015-2020 (% share)
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Global semiconductor inspection system market by technology
      • Table Global semiconductor inspection system market by technology 2015-2020 (% share)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global semiconductor inspection system market by end-user
      • Table Global semiconductor inspection system market by end-user 2015-2020 (% share)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global semiconductor inspection system market by region
      • Table Global semiconductor inspection system market by region 2015 (% share)
      • Table Global semiconductor inspection system market by region 2020 (% share)
    • APAC
      • Table Semiconductor inspection system market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Semiconductor inspection system market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Semiconductor inspection system market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing number of fabs
      • Table Global NAND flash market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • High requirement for SoC technology
      • Table CAGR of LED chip and sensor market 2015-2020
    • Increasing demand for high-precision miniaturized electronic devices
    • Explosive growth of wireless computing devices
    • Lack of alternatives to photomask technology
    • Growing requirement of semiconductor inspection systems for R&D purposes
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Need for high initial capital investment
    • High inventory levels in supply chain
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1990-2015 ($ billions)
    • Dependency on few key suppliers
    • Growing mask complexity
    • Complex semiconductor wafer designs
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Constant decline in lithography wavelength
      • Table Node transition in semiconductor industry
    • Growing proliferation of IoT and connected devices
      • Table Requirement for IoT
    • High need for semiconductor memory devices
      • Table CAGR of 3D NAND and DRAM 2016-2020
    • Growing acceptance of wearable devices
    • Increase in wafer size
      • Table Timeline for semiconductor wafer size advancements
    • Smaller life cycle of mobile devices
    • Growth of smart cities
    • Increasing vehicle automation
      • Table Car shipment growth forecast 2015-2020
    • Development of multi-beam e-beam inspection
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Key vendors in global semiconductor inspection system market 2015 (% share)
    • Key vendors
      • Table Applied Materials: Segment-wise revenue contribution 2015 (% share)
      • Table Applied Materials: Segment-wise revenue break-up 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Applied Materials: Silicon system segment performance 2014-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Applied Materials: R&D expenses 2011-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table HMI: Product segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table Product launches and expected product developments
      • Table Revenue contribution of two operating segments (% share)
      • Table Comparison of company's segments 2013-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table KLA-Tencor: Revenue of defect inspection segment 2013-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table KLA-Tencor: R&D expenses 2013-2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Lasertec Corporation: Revenue contribution from segments till June 2015 (% share)
      • Table Lasertec Corporation: Sales comparison 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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