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Global Semiconductor Process Control Equipment Market 2016-2020

Global Semiconductor Process Control Equipment Market 2016-2020

About Semiconductor Market

The global semiconductor market is migrating toward more complex and miniaturized devices. With the industry migrating toward smaller node sizes of 10 nm and below, semiconductor device manufacturers seek higher inspection sensitivity, metrology sensitivity, and updated software to control the manufacturing process. Technological advances in semiconductor fabrication have led to the introduction of complex structures and new materials that make semiconductor devices stronger, reliable, and more powerful while also supporting high-volume manufacturing.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global semiconductor process control equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 11.06% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global semiconductor process control equipment market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales of the semiconductor process control equipments to foundries, memory manufacturers, and IDMs.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Semiconductor Process Control Equipment 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
  • Hitachi High-Technologies
  • KLA-Tencor
Other prominent vendors
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Hermes Microvision
  • Lasertec
  • Nanometrics
  • Nova Measuring Instruments
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • Toray Engineering
Market driver
  • Reduction in production costs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Dependency on a few key suppliers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Advent 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 Process Control Equipment Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global semiconductor process control equipment market: Applied Materials, Hitachi High-Technologies, and KLA-Tencor.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Carl Zeiss, Hermes Microvision, Lasertec, Nanometrics, Nova Measuring Instruments, Rudolph Technologies, and Toray Engineering.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growing acceptance of wearable devices will be a key trend for market growth. Wearable devices use mobile communications technology. These devices have integrated sensors and are attached to a body part. They can be used to monitor daily activities and track fitness levels, besides providing communication services. They include smart watches, smart fabrics, heart rate monitors, smart glasses, and fitness bands, such as FitBit Surge, Garmin Vivoactive, and Mio Fuse. Semiconductor device manufacturers have realized the market potential of this sector. Therefore, manufacturers like Toshiba have started developing specialized ICs to support technology requirements. In early 2015, the company announced the release of two new specialized ICs, Z1011MBG, a gyroscope and magnetometer fitted IC, and TZ1031MBG, with only a gyroscope.”

According to the report, IoT is a major growth driver for the semiconductor market. However, the challenges associated with the implementation of IoT across nations will slightly hinder the market's growth potential. The growing need for semiconductor wafers will have a high impact on semiconductor foundries. It will increase the semiconductor capital equipment spending and drive the market for semiconductor process control equipment.

Further, the report states that the high cost of process control equipment, such as inspection systems and metrology systems, and the uncertain future of the semiconductor market are factors that compel vendors to reduce their capital expenditure on equipment. Unfavorable economic conditions such as the Brexit crisis and the decreasing value of the Yuan against the US dollar are some of the major concerns of vendors. The Chinese government reduced the guidance rate of the Yuan by nearly 2%, standing at 6.2298 to the US dollar. This devaluation hit global equities, with investors fearing currency wars and a slowdown in the economy. This will tighten the credit facilities for vendors, thereby reducing their profit margin. For instance, in March 2016, Applied Materials reported that it plans to invest $615 million in the Chinese market over the next few years. The devaluation of Yuan could affect its profit margins substantially. This may pose a major challenge to vendors offering process control equipment during the forecast period.

Companies Mentioned

Applied Materials, Hitachi High-Technologies, KLA-Tencor, Carl Zeiss, Hermes Microvision, Lasertec, Nanometrics, Nova Measuring Instruments, Rudolph Technologies, and Toray Engineering.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Definition
    • Base year and forecast period
    • Market overview
    • Market size computation
    • Segmentation
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Key countries in global semiconductor process control equipment market
    • Vendor segmentation
      • Table Vendors in global semiconductor process control equipment market
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Currency exchange rates 2013-2015
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Semiconductor value chain
      • Table Semiconductor wafer fabrication process
    • Process diagnostics in semiconductor industry
      • Table Types of process diagnostics in semiconductor industry
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Node transition in semiconductor industry
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market by type 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market by type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Semiconductor inspection systems in global semiconductor process control equipment market
      • Table Semiconductor inspection systems in global semiconductor process control equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast for wafer inspection systems 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Wafer inspection systems by technology 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Market forecast for mask inspection systems 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Mask inspection systems by technology (% share)
    • Semiconductor metrology systems in global semiconductor process control equipment market
      • Table Semiconductor metrology systems in global semiconductor process control equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Metrology systems by type 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Metrology systems by type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Process control software in global semiconductor process control equipment market
      • Table Process control software in global semiconductor process control equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global semiconductor process control equipment market by end-user
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market by end-user 2015 (% share)
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market 2020 (% share)
    • Foundries
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market for foundries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Memory manufacturers
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market for memory manufacturers 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • IDMs
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market for IDMs 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Regional share in semiconductor process control equipment market
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market by geography 2015 (% share)
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market by geography 2020 (% share)
    • APAC
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Global semiconductor process control equipment market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increasing demand for semiconductor wafers
      • Table Estimated CAGR for shipment and revenue of smartphones and tablets (%)
    • Reduction in production costs
    • Rise in number of foundries
      • Table Global NAND flash market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Growth of SoCs
    • Need for miniaturized electronic devices of high precision
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • High inventory levels in supply chain
      • Table Global semiconductor market trend 1990-2015 ($ billions)
    • Dependency on a few key suppliers
    • Limited number of customers
    • Uncertain global economic conditions
    • High initial capital investments
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Constant decrease in lithography wavelength
    • Advent of IoT and connected devices
      • Table Requirement for IoT
    • Growing acceptance of wearable devices
      • Table Global wearable devices market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Increase in wafer size
      • Table Timeline for semiconductor wafer size advances
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Market share analysis
      • Table Market share of vendors in global semiconductor process control equipment market 2015 (% share)
    • Key vendor mapping
      • Table Vendor portfolio matrix
    • Key vendors in global semiconductor process control equipment market
      • Table Segment-wise revenue break-up 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Silicon Systems Group performance 2014-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table R&D expenses of Applied Materials 2011-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Hitachi High-Technologies: Business segments 2015 (% share)
      • Table Comparison of company's segments 2013-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table R&D expenses of KLA-Tencor 2013-2015 ($ millions)
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors in global semiconductor process control equipment market
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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