Secondary Equipment Market Reaches $6 Billion in 2010

Secondary Equipment Market Reaches $6 Billion in 2010

SEMI and Semico Report Secondary Equipment Sales grew 77% in 2010

Secondary market equipment sales reached $6.0 billion in 2010, a 77 percent increase over 2009, according to a new SEMI and Semico Secondary Semiconductor Equipment Market Study.  At 13 percent of the total equipment spending, the study confirms that growing importance of secondary equipment and services at both 300 mm and 200 mm fabs.  The study was initiated by the Secondary Equipment, Services & Technology Group (SESTG) — a special interest group of SEMI, with participation from the full spectrum of the secondary equipment market — from IDMs, foundries and equipment OEMs to finance and lease companies, refurbishers and brokers.

“Measuring the size of the secondary semiconductor equipment market presents challenges due to the complexity of the current market characteristics” noted Dan Tracy, senior director, Industry Research & Statistics at SEMI, “Secondary semiconductor equipment is refurbished and sold through a variety of different players — it is a highly fragmented supply chain.  In addition to the original equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, refurbishers, dealers and brokers also buy and sell equipment.  One piece of equipment can change hands several times before it is put back into a production or research facility.”

The Secondary Semiconductor Equipment Market Study is based on a combination of primary research and secondary data analysis.

  • SEMI/SESTG, in collaboration with Semico Research Corp., conducted surveys of the secondary equipment community.  Participants included IDMs, foundries, OEMs (equipment suppliers), equipment brokers, dealers and refurbishers.
  • Primary data was supplemented with information from company financial reports, company analyst presentations as well as Semico Research Corp.’s databases including capital expenditures, semiconductor fabs, and wafer demand.
  • SEMI and Semico have an extensive network of contacts ranging from executives to engineers at semiconductor manufacturers and semiconductor equipment vendors.  The information in this study was developed from surveys, interviews and briefings by these contacts and from ongoing conversations with the contacts.

The study estimates the secondary equipment market by region, by wafer size, by equipment type, and by vendor type.  The study can be used to help companies improve business planning, market share and sales analysis, investment sourcing, resource allocation, and new product development. The report is available for purchase from SEMI for $2,500 (SEMI members), and $3,500 (non-members).   To purchase the report, visit our Store.

May 3, 2011