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Semiconductor capital equipment industry comprises of manufacturers and market machines, which are involved in the production of electronic devices. Front end process include silicon wafer fabrication such photolithography, deposition, ion implantation, cleaning, etching, back grinding, and chemical & mechanical polishing. Thus, it includes all the process from manufacturing till testing of the semiconductor equipment. The innovation and growth in use of portable digital devices such as smart wearable, display panels, smartphones, and tablets influence the semiconductor capital equipment market. The development of chemical mechanical planarization for altering the thickness of wafer is the need of current scenario. 

The key players covered in the semiconductor capital equipment industry are Applied Materials, Inc., Concurrent Design, Inc., EV Group, ASML Holding, Hitachi High-Technologies, Lam Research Corporation, Tokyo Electron Limited, Advantest, AMEC, and ACCRETECH – Tokyo Seimitsu.

The factors including innovation and development of smart and portable devices, increase in digitalization in various industrial verticals and application of IoT in the digital electronic devices. The increase in adoption of digital electronic devices in various verticals such as for data handling in data centers, panel displays in manufacturing and process industries and rise in use of smart wearables in consumer electronics have increased the production of electronic devices which requires semiconductor components integrated in a compact architecture. This requires advance processing like etching, ion implantation, wafer back grinding, chemical vaporization, polishing for offering proficiency in the manufacturing of semiconductor component. 

Further, the use of technologies like AI-machine learning, IoT in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and components which uses robotics arms and digitally fed data to operate and process wafers on the assembly line. The technological growth boosts the semiconductor capital equipment market growth.

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However, the fluctuating cost of copper and silicon that act as raw material to the semiconductor component act as major restraint to the growth of the semiconductor capital equipment market. In addition, the high initial cost of setup and installation due to limited manufacturers of manufacturing machines and setup impact the market of semiconductor capital equipment negatively. Further, the trade war between U.S.-China has impacted the semiconductor industry. In future, the construction of smart cities would require smart sensors, smart display panel devices and various other digital electronics which would boost the semiconductor capital equipment market growth.

The semiconductor capital equipment market is segmented on the basis of type, application, industrial vertical, and region. On the basis of type, it is classified into assembly equipment, automated test equipment, and wafer level manufacturing equipment. On the basis of application, it is divided into Wafer Processing, Surface Conditioning, Chemical Mechanical Planarization, Chemical Vapor Deposition and Assembly and Packaging Equipment. On the basis of industrial vertical, it is categorized into electronics, medical and healthcare, automotive, IT and telecommunication. On the basis of region, it is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.    


  • This study includes the analytical depiction of the global semiconductor capital equipment market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information regarding the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • The semiconductor capital equipment market is quantitatively analyzed from 2019 to 2026 to highlight the financial competency of the industry.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the industry.

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