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Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Equipment Market Growth is Accelerating : Total Market Growth of 45 Percent Is Predicted for 2010
Jul 11, 2012 – Gartner News
Worldwide semiconductor equipment spending is forecast to end the year with a 42.6 percent decline in 2009, but the market is now in the midst of a very strong growth spurt, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner expects semiconductor equipment spending to increase 45.3 percent in 2010.
“Foundry spending and select spending by a few memory companies drove the growth in the semiconductor equipment segment in the second half of 2009,” said Dean Freeman, research vice president at Gartner. “2010 growth will be driven by technology upgrades for the first half of the year. The quarterly growth may see a slight lull in the third quarter of 2010 before capacity additions, starting in late 2010, ramp up the equipment industry into 2011.”
While all segments of the semiconductor equipment market experienced significant declines in 2009 (see Table 1), all segments of the market will experience strong double-digit growth in 2010.
Source: Gartner (December 2009)
Worldwide wafer fab equipment (WFE) spending is expected to decrease 48.1 percent in 2009. For 2010, the most likely scenario is for WFE spending to increase 56.6 percent, representing a significant improvement from Gartner’s last forecast in September which had WFE spending in 2010 up by only 38 percent. For 2010, the big question will be the availability of 193 immersion steppers. These are the critical items for all technology upgrades. In Foundry, TSMC will be installing its first immersion steppers. For memory, the leading edge for DRAM will move into the 4xnm range, also requiring immersion. At this time, Gartner analysts do not see that a shortage of immersion tools will develop, but the availability of long lead items could limit WFE growth in 2010 if the market heats up more.
Worldwide packaging and assembly equipment (PAE) spending is forecast to decrease 40.5 percent in 2009, then increase 52.8 percent in 2010. During Gartner’s forecast period, certain equipment segments will have substantially higher growth. For example, demand for equipment for advanced processes, such as wafer-level packaging, 3-D processes, and through-silicon vias (TSV) manufacturing, is expected to grow faster than demand for the general market.
For 2009, worldwide automated test equipment (ATE) is on pace to decline 44.9 percent. This will be followed by growth of 59.7 percent in 2010. After falling substantially for several quarters through the first quarter of 2009, the ATE market recovered in the second quarter of 2009. Growth is expected to continue during the next several quarters as device demand improves. For 2010, Gartner’s forecast projects substantial ATE industry growth of nearly 60 percent, mainly from the transition to the mainstream adoption of DDR3 memory.
“The impact of fewer equipment customers will continue to play out in the semiconductor equipment market and further consolidation is to be expected, with mergers and acquisitions, as well as companies closing down that can no longer afford to run a business in the semiconductor industry,” said Bob Johnson, research vice president at Gartner. “While initially this may seem to be a dark time for the equipment segment, as the industry consolidates a much stronger equipment sector will emerge to carry on in the future.”
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