Market outlook of the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market
Semiconductor dielectric etching equipment is used for etching dielectric materials in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The growth rate of the semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market has been fluctuating and is highly dependent on the global semiconductor market, and on the increasing demand from semiconductor manufacturers who are expanding their production capacity. Thus, due to these factors, the overall market is expected to decline at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.
Nevertheless, the increasing demand for smart devices such as smartphones and tablets is one of the factors, which is expected to drive the market growth. The penetration rate of smartphones in developed regions such as North America, Western Europe, China, and Japan is around 80 percent of the population. The rising shipments of smart devices is projected to foster the demand for semiconductor devices such as flat panel display screens and NAND flash memory, which are integral parts of smartphones.
Geographical segmentation of the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market
The APAC region has been dominating the semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market, accounting for a share of more than 65% in 2015. The existence of major semiconductor device manufactures in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan is the key reason for the major revenue contribution.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The competition in this market is intense despite the low concentration of vendors due to the strong foothold of existing vendors in the market. Moreover, it is expected that the competition among these vendors will increase during the forecast period due to technological advancements in the semiconductor industry and strategic alliances among vendors.
The primary vendors in this market are -
Other prominent vendors included in this report are AMEC, Jusung Engineering Co. Ltd., Oxford Instruments, SPTS Technologies, and ULVAC Technologies Inc.
Growth drivers, challenges, and upcoming trends: Semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market
Technavio market research analysts estimate upcoming trends, such as the adoption of fin-shaped field effect transistor (FinFET) architecture, which is driven by the growing demand for smart electronic devices such as smartphones, digital cameras, notebooks, PCs, PDAs and tablets. FinFET design uses dielectric etching as one of the major etching steps in its designing process, thus increasing the demand for semiconductor dielectric etching.
This report provides a number of factors contributing to the adoption, limitations, and opportunities of the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market. It also offers an analysis of each factor and an estimation of the extent to which the factors are likely to impact the overall market growth.
Key questions answered in the report include
What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
What are the key factors driving the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market?
What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market?
What are the challenges to market growth?
Who are the key vendors in the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market?
What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market?
What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, the Americas and Europe?
What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market?
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