Semiconductor Inspection System Market: Overview
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.
There is a tectonic shift in semiconductor industry due to the exponential growth in internet of things (IoT) market. Without the semiconductor sensor technology, the existence of IoT cannot be imagined. Hence, the role of semiconductor inspection systems became more crucial in order to produce sensors of extreme quality.
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.
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.
The report covers exhaustive analysis on
- Semiconductor Inspection System Market Segments
- Semiconductor Inspection System Market Dynamics
- Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 - 2015
- Semiconductor Inspection System Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2026
- Value Chain
- Semiconductor Inspection System Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Competition & Companies involved
- Semiconductor Inspection System Market Drivers and Restraints
Regional analysis for Semiconductor Inspection System Market includes development of these systems in the following regions:
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of LATAM
- Western Europe
- Rest of the Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Rest of the Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
- Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
- Rest of APEJ
- Middle East and Africa
- 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, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.
Semiconductor Inspection System Market: Segmentation
Segmentation of semiconductor inspection system market on the basis of types:
- Wafer Inspection System
- Mask Inspection System