Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market: Introduction
The semiconductor capital equipment industry markets and manufactures, deices or components used in production of electronic components. The semiconductor capital equipment are classified as back end or front end. Front end semiconductor capital equipment involves various functions such as etching, photolithography, ion implantation, deposition, cleaning, chemical & mechanical polishing and silicon wafer fabrication. Back-end semiconductor capital equipment encompasses packaging, assembling and testing of integrated circuits. The front-end semiconductor capital equipment segment accounts for majority of industry sales, with the back-end semiconductor capital equipment making up the balance. Stocks of volatile semiconductor capital equipment are suitable for aggressive investors who seeks to gain on industry upswings.
Semiconductor capital equipment plays an important role in the manufacturing of ICs (Integrated circuits) and are typically located in a manufacturing plant called a fab. The fabs are fabrication facilities, which manufactures a range of semiconductor capital equipment or devices. The ICs are either manufactured in foundries as per the requirement and the designs provided by clients, or they are designed in-house by firms called Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs). The semiconductor capital equipment industry is characterized as highly cyclical, and it reflects the nature or characteristics of its primary end market, i.e. the chip sector. Some categories of semiconductor capital equipment are fab facilities equipment, thermal processing equipment, wafer manufacturing or processing, inspection measurement, Ion implant equipment, memory test equipment and many others.
Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market: Dynamics
To better compete in the market and to make increasingly complex chip designs semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers need leading-edge tools. Thus advancements in the circuitry board technology is one of the major factors driving the growth of the semiconductor capital equipment market over the projected period. Also the increasing need to create ICs for various applications is leading to rising construction of fabs. This increasing construction of fabs, proliferates the production capacity of semiconductor and leads towards the growth of the semiconductor capital equipment market in the coming years. Moreover, the demand for semiconductor memory devices is expected to rise significantly owing to the rapidly advancing dynamics of consumer electronics, which in turn will fuel the growth of the semiconductor capital equipment market during the forecast period. However, the lack of knowledge and skilled labours in the fields of technology and engineering is a major factor restraining the growth of the semiconductor capital equipment market over the projected period of time.
Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market: Segmentation
The global semiconductor capital equipment market can be segmented on the basis of type, industry and region.
Semiconductor Capital Equipment market, by type
- Assembly equipment
- Automated test equipment
- Wafer level manufacturing equipment
Semiconductor Capital Equipment market, by industry
- Consumer electronics
- Information and technology
Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market: Competition Landscape
Some of the key vendors in semiconductor capital equipment market are Hitachi High-Technologies, Applied Materials, Inc., Tokyo Electron Limited, ASML Holding, Lam Research Corporation, Concurrent Design, Inc., and others.
Global Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market: Regional Outlook
Geographically, the semiconductor capital equipment market can be segmented into North America, Western Europe, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Japan.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the major revenue generating region in the global semiconductor capital equipment market, owing to the increasing usage of semiconductor capital equipment in consumer electronic industries. Countries such as China, Japan and India are expected to drive the growth of the semiconductor capital equipment market in this region. Moreover, increasing number of fabs in this region is also anticipated to drive the growth of the semiconductor capital equipment market during the forecast period. The semiconductor capital equipment market in North America is expected to grow at a significant rate owing to the increasing usage of semiconductor capital equipment in the telecommunications industry in this region.
The report covers an exhaustive analysis on:
- Market Segments
- Market Dynamics
- Historical Actual Market Size, 2013-2017
- Market Size and Forecast 2018 to 2028
- Supply and Demand Value Chain
- Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Competition and Companies Involved
- Value Chain
- Market Drivers and Restraints
Regional analysis for the global Semiconductor Capital Equipment market includes:
- North America Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- Latin America Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- Asia Pacific Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- Australia and New Zealand
- Rest of SEA and Others of APAC
- Japan Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- China Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- Middle East and Africa Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market
- GCC Countries
- North Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, and inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. It provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators, and governing factors, along with market attractiveness as per segment. It also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.
- Detailed overview of parent market
- Changing market dynamics of the industry
- In-depth market segmentation
- Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
- Recent industry trends and developments
- Competitive landscape
- Strategies of key players and product offerings
- Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
- A neutral perspective towards market performance
- Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint