This Semiconductor Inspection System market study offers a comprehensive analysis of the business models, key strategies, and respective market shares of some of the most prominent players in this landscape. Along with an in-depth commentary on the key influencing factors, market statistics in terms of revenues, segment-wise data, region-wise data, and country-wise data are offered in the full study. This study is one of the most comprehensive documentation that captures all the facets of the evolving Semiconductor Inspection System market.
Semiconductor industry has witnessed drastic changes over the years and these changes led to make complex semiconductor manufacturing assembly lines. Semiconductor inspection system operates in the semiconductor production lines in order to improve the quality of manufactured semiconductor device. The primary functions of semiconductor inspection system to provide application support provisioning, yield and process management provisioning, and inspection and evaluation system module provisioning.
There are various type of inspection required in the production line of semiconductor industry; in-line inspection, on-line defect analysis, and critical dimension-measurement in lithography. Moreover, wafer detection systems are also used to detect pattern defects and particles and analyzes possible causes for poor yield.
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Semiconductor Inspection System Market: Drivers and Challenges
Now-a-days, miniaturization is playing a vital part in the manufacturing of the semiconductor devices. Miniaturization is immensely contributing in reduction of material cost, on the flip side of this, it is also increasing the complexity in the assembly lines. This might take the productivity of a particular assembly line to south. It has led to the demand of semiconductor inspection system that integrates and controls high-performance inspection and evaluation tools.
In near future, Planarization process and multi-layer wiring will be more comely used in assembly lines of semiconductor industry. It can generate some serious inspection problems such as metal grain and color variations. The existing inspection systems aren’t capable to inspect and detect such kind of problems. It is the biggest challenges for vendors to provide inspection systems that are capable in eliminating these false defects in order to detect true defects.
Semiconductor Inspection System Market: Segmentation
In semiconductor industry, a mask or a photo mask is a series of electronic data that lay the foundation for photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication. Mask inspection is nothing but task perform before actual fabrication of real mask. Since a mask acts as a light absorbing layer of semiconductor chip, the inspection of it is essential as the defected mask can entirely damage the semiconductor chip.
KLA-Tencor, Applied Materials, Herms Microvision, Lasertech, ASML Holding, FEI, Hitachi High-Technologies, and Nanometrics are some of the key vendors of semiconductor inspection system market.
The North America region holds the largest market share of global semiconductor inspection system market. The semiconductor device manufactures are speeding huge amount of money in countries such as US and Canada in order to expand their capacity and opening the new facilities. The North America region is also home to many of the key vendors of semiconductor inspection system.
The Asia Pacific region is closely following the North America region and is expected to have the highest growth rate in coming future due to the growth of semiconductor industry in countries such as China, Taiwan, and Japan.
In the Europe region, the semiconductor inspection system market is witnessing moderate growth rate. Germany is contributing immensely in the Europe semiconductor inspection system market as it is the largest electronics manufacturing country of the Europe. Germany is also hub of automotive and industrial electronics. Moreover European semiconductor vendors are eying to acquire US companies. For instance, in 2015 NXP Semiconductors acquired Freescale and became the largest player in the automotive semiconductor market. The strong merger and acquisition outlook in semiconductor industry will further drive the growth of semiconductor inspection system market in Europe.
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Segmentation of semiconductor inspection system market on the basis of types:
- Wafer Inspection System :
Wafer inspection systems assist semiconductor manufactures enhance integrated circuit (IC) chip gain. The IC industry deploys inspection system to detect defects that happen during the manufacturing process. The main function of these system to check whether the process is under control. If the system find any discrepancy during the manufacturing process, it indicate the root cause of the problem. Wafer inspection systems are holding maximum chunk of overall semiconductor inspection system market.
- Mask Inspection System:
Semiconductor Inspection System Market Segments
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- Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 - 2015
- Semiconductor Inspection System Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2026
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Regional analysis for Semiconductor Inspection System Market includes development of these systems in the following regions:
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
- Greater China
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC Countries
- Other Middle East
- North Africa
- South Africa
- Other Africa
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