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Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market - Forecasts from 2022 to 2027

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  • 121 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5649179
The global wafer fabrication equipment market is projected to witness a CAGR of 11.32% during the forecast period to reach a market size of US$109.368 billion by 2027, increasing from US$51.642 billion in 2020. A wafer is a piece of silicon or other semiconductor material, designed in the form of a very thin disc. Wafer fabrication has been called a process that has been developed using various types of affirmative methods to develop photonic or several types of fully electrical circuits on the given or respective semiconductor wafers. Wafer fabrication is directly used to build and develop components with the given electrical structures.

Market Drivers

The growing demand for consumer electronics is driving the growth of wafer fabrication equipment. Products like radio frequency amplifiers, LEDs, computer microprocessors, and optical components of computers use wafer fabrication technologies. The indirect demand for fabrication equipment has been positively affected as these products are used in several industry verticals. Advancements in telecom and semiconductor technologies are also pushing the market ahead during the forecast period.

By equipment type, the oxidation system has been growing significantly during this period because silicon forms a stable and adherent oxide with good electrical properties. By geography, the Asia-Pacific region shows the fastest growth rate in the market. This is attributed to the development of foundries in China, Japan, and Taiwan and the increasing demand for consumer electronics. By size, 100mm-200mm equipment has been focused on majorly in semiconductor fabrication.

Growth Factors

Growing demand from the consumer electronics industry

Semiconductor wafer fabrication has several applications in the consumer electronics industry that range from audio/video and several types of entertainment products, such as television, smartphones, pagers, copiers, and also automotive parts. It usually uses several steps of chemical processes to develop a semiconductor device. The demand for consumer electronics and devices is increasing by leaps and bounds, which is expanding the fabrication equipment market. Worldwide trade in electronic products, which includes communications and information communication technology (ICT) equipment and consumer electronic products, was estimated to be around $1.4 trillion in 2012, up 5.9 percent from 2008 to 2012 (source: World Bank). Moreover, increasing investment in R&D and product innovation is assisting the growth of the market.

Innovation in semiconductor technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been rolled out across industry verticals like research, healthcare, high-tech, and consumer electronics. To support AI-integrated circuits, improvements in semiconductor architectures have been urged to speed the movement of data in and out of memory with increased power and more efficient memory systems. Apart from AI, other innovations in the form of gravitational wave detectors, battery-free sensors for the medical industry, mobile CMOS imagers, MEMS Vibrational Energy Harvesters for IoT, etc., rely on semiconductor technologies extensively. These novel innovations are factoring into the market for wafer fabrication equipment.


Although the fabrication equipment market is witnessing growth, factors such as the requirement of very specific raw materials, state-of-art-the- machinery requirements, and huge investment bring challenges to the emerging market players, thus restricting the growth of the market.

Impact of COVID-19

The year 2020 had an unprecedented impact on every industry and nation as the COVID-19 crisis caused an increase in remote work. This transition has resulted in an increasing dependency on electronic devices, which has increased the need for silicon wafers. it has been projected that increasing innovation of several technologies will enhance and digitalize the world, and that also demands that high-performance semiconductors function effectively. Thus, the market for fabrication equipment is anticipated to be affected positively.

Competitive Insights

The imperative players in the market implement growth strategies to develop and keep a competitive advantage over their respective competitors. For instance,
  • Lam Research Corp. announced the expansion of its production plant in the US state of Oregon with a novel and an automated 45,000-square-foot facility in the city of Sherwood, which has been planned to open in December 2021.
  • SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd announced the development of an advanced and novel SS-3300S scrubber single wafer cleaning system. The novel model SS-3300S offers high and valuable stable performance at different processing speeds of around 1,000 wafers per hour, allowing it to deliver industry-leading productivity.
  • Tokyo Electron launched the Prexa in 2021. It is a next-generation 300mm wafer prober that succeeds the Precio series of 300mm wafer probers.
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation announced the acquisition of a key firm, Orbotech Ltd in the year 2019 for around $38.86 in given cash and approx. 0.25 of a share of KLA-Tencor, the company's common stock.


By Equipment Type

  • Oxidation Systems
  • Diffusion Systems
  • Epitaxial Reactors
  • Photolithography Equipment

By Size

  • 50 mm-100 mm
  • 100 mm-200 mm
  • 200 mm-300 mm
  • 300 mm-450 mm

By Geography

  • Americas
  • USA
  • Europe Middle East and Africa
  • Germany
  • France
  • Israel
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market

What is the estimated value of the Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market?

The Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market was estimated to be valued at $51.64 billion in 2020.

What is the growth rate of the Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market?

The growth rate of the Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market is 11.3%, with an estimated value of $109.37 billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market?

The Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market is estimated to be worth $109.37 billion by 2027.

Who are the key companies in the Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market?

Key companies in the Global Wafer Fabrication Equipment Market include LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION, SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd, Tokyo Electron Limited, Pacifica Partners Inc, Hitachi High, Technologies Corporation and Tencor Corporation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Function
4.4. Function Value Chain Analysis
5.1.  Introduction
5.2.  Oxidation Systems
5.3.  Diffusion Systems
5.4.  Epitaxial Reactors
5.5.  Photolithography Equipment
5.6.  Others
6.1.  Introduction
6.2.  50 mm-100 mm
6.3.  100 mm-200 mm
6.4.  200 mm-300 mm
6.5.  300 mm-450 mm
7.1.  Introduction
7.2.  Americas
7.2.1.  United States
7.2.2. Others
7.3. Europe Middle East and Africa
7.3.1. Germany
7.3.2. France
7.3.3. Israel
7.3.4. Others
7.4. Asia Pacific
7.4.1. China
7.4.2. Japan
7.4.3. South Korea
7.4.4. Taiwan
7.4.5. Others
8.1.  Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
9.2.  SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd
9.3.  Tokyo Electron Limited
9.4.  Pacifica Partners Inc
9.5.  Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
9.6.  KLA-Tencor Corporation

Companies Mentioned

  • SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd
  • Tokyo Electron Limited
  • Pacifica Partners Inc
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation