Growth ahead for semiconductor equipment market
Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei
Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are projected to increase 16% compared to US$59.6 billion in 2019 and register a new industry record of US$68.9 billion in 2020, according to SEMI.
Growth is expected to continue with the global semiconductor manufacturing equipment market reaching US$71.9 billion in 2021 and US$76.1 billion in 2022, SEMI said.
Both the front-end and back-end semiconductor equipment segments are expected to power the expansion, SEMI indicated. The wafer fab equipment segment, which includes wafer processing, fab facilities and mask/reticle equipment, is projected to rise 15% to reach US$59.4 billion in 2020, followed by 4% and 6% growth in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
The foundry and logic segments, which account for about half of total wafer fab equipment sales, will see a mid-teens percentage increase this year to