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Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market




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Semiconductor equipment plays a vital role in the manufacturing of integrated devices (I.C.s) are typically located in a manufacturing facility called a fab. The types or categories of semiconductor equipment consist of the following:

  • Wafer Manufacturing/Wafer Processing
  • Fab Facilities Equipment
  • Mask/Reticle Equipment
  • Surface Conditioning/Clean and Dry
  • Resist processing Equipment
  • Expose and Write
  • Etch Equipment
  • Ion Implant Equipment
  • Sputter Equipment
  • Thermal Processing Equipment
  • Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVP)
  • Inspection Measurement
  • Assembly and Packaging Equipment
  • SOC & Logic Test Equipment
  • Memory Test Equipment
  • Handlers
  • Probe Equipment

Semiconductor fabs and facilities purchase equipment to either expand their capacity, to move to a larger wafer size, or decide to add a new technology node line.

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2009 SEMI Equipment Brief: Test Equipment (PDF)
There are various types of electrical and reliability tests conducted at different stages of assembly and for different purposes once the wafer fabrication process is finished. Tests include die sort test on wafers, electrical and environmental testing, and burn-in on packaged devices.

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2009 SEMI Equipment Brief: Wafer Fab Brief (PDF)
Semiconductor fabrication consists of a series of processes in which a device structure is manufactured by applying a series of layers onto a substrate, most commonly on silicon. This involves the deposition and removal of various thin film layers. The areas of the thin film that are to be deposited or removed are controlled through photolithography. Each deposition and removal process is generally followed by cleaning as well as inspection steps.

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2009 SEMI Equipment Brief: Other Front-End Equipment Brief (PDF)
Other Front-End equipment is a “catch-all” phrase for equipment that is used in frontend manufacturing but not in wafer processing. It includes: Wafer Manufacturing equipment, Photomask/Reticle equipment and Fabrication Facility equipment

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2009 SEMI Equipment Brief: Assembly and Packaging (PDF)
There are two main purposes for assembling the bare semiconductor device into a package. First, the package provides mechanical and environmental protection to the bare die. Second, the package provides an electrical connection between the die and the printed circuit board (PCB). Nowadays, there are a tremendous number of package types, form factors, and process techniques used in assembly and packaging

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Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS)
A complete source for semiconductor equipment market information, including China and includes the SEMI Book-to-Bill Report, the Worldwide SEMS Report and the SEMI Equipment Forecast. These reports help you understand market trends and benchmark current business activity.


World Fab Forecast
The SEMI World Fab Forecast provides high level summaries, charts, and graphs; in-depth analyses of semiconductor capital equipment spending, capacity, technology nodes and wafer size, down to the detail of each fab; and forecast for the next 18 months.


Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Historical Report (1991-2009)
The WWSEMS report provides monthly historical data of the global equipment bookings for 22 categories in North America, Japan, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, China and Rest of World (ROW). Japanese headquartered companies provide inputs through SEMI’s partner, the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).


Historical Book-to-Bill Report
The SEMI Historical Book-to-Bill provides global bookings and billings by month for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers for the period from 1991 to 2008.


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