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MILPITAS, Calif. – April 14, 2020 – Semiconductor equipment manufacturers worldwide logged sales of $59.8 billion in 2019, a 7 percent drop from the all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, SEMI, the industry association representing the worldwide electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain, reported today. The data is now available in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.

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Taiwan claimed the largest market for new semiconductor equipment last year with sales of $17.12 billion after a 68 percent growth surge, dislodging Korea from the top spot. China maintained its position as the second largest equipment market with sales of $13.45 billion, followed by Korea, at $9.97 billion, after receipts fell 44 percent. While the new equipment markets in Japan, Europe, and Rest of World contracted, North America equipment sales jumped 40 percent to $8.15 billion in 2019, the region’s third consecutive annual increase.  

Global sales of wafer processing equipment fell 6 percent in 2019, while other front-end segment sales grew 9 percent. Assembly and packaging along with test equipment sales also faltered, declining 27 percent and 11 percent, respectively, while sales to China rose across all major equipment segments except for assembly and packaging.

Compiled from data submitted by members of SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), the Worldwide SEMS Report is a summary of the monthly billings figures for the global semiconductor equipment industry. Categories cover wafer processing, assembly and packaging, test, and other front-end equipment. Other front-end includes mask/reticle manufacturing, wafer manufacturing, and fab facilities equipment.

Annual Billings by Region in Billions of U.S. Dollars with Year-Over-Year Rates

Region

2019

2018

% Change

Taiwan

17.12

10.17

68%

China

13.45

13.11

3%

Korea

9.97

17.71

-44%

North America

8.15

5.83

40%

Japan

6.27

9.47

-34%

Rest of the World

2.52

4.04

-38%

Europe

2.27

4.22

-46%

Total

59.75

64.53

-7%

Source: SEMI (www.semi.org) and  SEAJ (www.seaj.or.jp), April 2020

 

The SEMI Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) provides comprehensive market data for the global semiconductor equipment market. A subscription includes three reports:

  • Monthly SEMI Billings Report, a perspective on equipment market trends
  • Monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS), a detailed report of semiconductor equipment billings for seven regions and 24 market segments
  • SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Forecast, an outlook for the semiconductor equipment market.

For more information or to subscribe, please contact the SEMI Industry Research and Statistics Group at mktstats@semi.org. More information is also available online.

About SEMI
SEMI® connects more than 2,100 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Association Contact
Michael Hall/SEMI
Phone: 1.408.943.7988
Email: mhall@semi.org