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Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market

Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, By Technology, By Organization size : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Aadarsh Maurya | Sonia Mutreja
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Semiconductor Metrology And Inspection Market Research, 2031

The global semiconductor metrology and inspection market size was valued at $7.3 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $13.3 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2031.

Semiconductor metrology and inspection equipment review, analysis, and classify the means to monitor and control the quality of individual steps in the semiconductor manufacturing sequence. Metrological procedures detect the target with physical and electrical properties of the devices under production are being met at every step, while wafer inspection identifies surface particles, pattern flaws, and other conditions that may the compromise performance of the completed device.

The semiconductor metrology and inspection market is witnessing growth owing to expansion of semiconductor industry in countries such as China, the U.S. and India. Further, increase in demand for electronic products such as smartphones, wearables, laptop, computers, television and others, are creating growth opportunities for the market. Moreover, growth in demand for hybrid circuits from medical, military, photonics, and wireless electronics applications are propelling the semiconductor metrology and inspection market opportunities. However, fluctuation of raw material prices is expected to hinder the market growth.

Moreover, nations such as China, South Korea, the U.S. and India are witnessing increase in investments for semiconductors manufacturing industries. For instance, in June 2022, the Indian government announced that India will spend $30 billion to restructure its IT industry and build up a semiconductor supply chain. The investment initiative is aimed to boost local production of semiconductors, displays, advanced chemicals, networking and telecom equipment, as well as batteries and electronics. All such factors are fueling the semiconductor metrology and inspection market growth.

Major players have adopted various strategies such as product launch and acquisition to sustain the competition and improve the product portfolio. For instance, in January 2022, Nova Ltd. acquired Ancosys GmbH, which is a leading provider of chemical analysis and metrology solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing.

Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market

The semiconductor metrology and inspection market is segmented into Type, Technology and Organization size and region.On the basis of type, the market is segmented into wafer inspection system, mask inspection systems, thin film metrology, bump inspection, and lead frame inspection. On the basis of technology, the market is divided into optical and E-beam. On the basis of organization size, the market is divided into large enterprises and SMEs. Region-wise, the market analysis is conducted across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market by Type

On the basis of type, the wafer inspection system segment generated the highest revenue in 2021. The wafer inspection systems provide the data required for chip manufacturers to increase yield by providing traceability throughout their increasingly complex manufacturing processes. It allows engineers to quickly detect, resolve and monitor excursions to provide greater control of quality for improved device performance.

Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market by Technology

On the basis of technology, the optical segment accounted for the highest revenue in the global market in 2021. The technology is commonly used in the production line, as it is faster and is being stretched to the advanced nodes limit. Optical technology is used for tool and line monitoring in fabrication.

Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market by Region

On the basis of region, Asia-Pacific registered the highest share of the global semiconductor metrology and inspection market share in 2021, owing to expansion of semiconductor industry in South Korea, China, Japan, and India. Furthermore, high concentration of IC makers is expected to drive the demand for the semiconductor metrology and inspection market in Asia-Pacific. ICs are widely used in a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, industrial, telecommunications, data centers, and automotive.

 

Competition Analysis

The key players that operate in the semiconductor metrology and inspection market are Applied Materials Inc., ASML Holding N.V., Canon Inc., Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., JEOL Ltd., KLA Corporation, Lasertec Corporation, Nova Ltd., Onto Innovation, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS

  • The report provides an extensive analysis of the current and emerging global semiconductor metrology and inspection market trends and dynamics. 
  • In-depth market global semiconductor metrology and inspection market analysis is conducted by constructing market estimations for key market segments between 2022 and 2031.
  • Extensive analysis of semiconductor metrology and inspection market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring of top competitors within the market framework.
  • A comprehensive analysis of all the regions is provided to determine the prevailing opportunities.
  • Semiconductor metrology and inspection market forecast analysis from 2022 to 2031 is included in the report.
  • The key players in the semiconductor metrology and inspection market are profiled in this report and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which helps understand the competitive outlook of semiconductor metrology and inspection industry.

 

Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2031

USD 13.3 billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.2%

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Forecast period

2021 - 2031

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Report Pages

214

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By Type
  • Wafer inspection system
  • Mask inspection system
  • Thin film metrology
  • Bump inspection
  • Lead frame inspection
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By Technology
  • Optical
  • E-beam
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By Organization size
  • Large enterprises
  • SMEs
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
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Key Market Players

JEOL Ltd., KLA Corporation, Lasertec Corporation, Onto Innovation, Inc, Nova Ltd., Canon Inc., ASML Holding N.V, Hitachi Ltd., Applied Materials, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Analyst Review

Semiconductor manufacturing is a complicated process in which quality assurance is critical. The equipment ensures wafer fabrication, semiconductor component assembly, and device testing. Attributed to rising demand for electronics and gadget services, the market is projected to grow during the forecast period. In addition, due to its widespread usage in solar panels, sensors, plug-in electric vehicles, wind turbines, smart meters, and other applications, the demand for the product is continually on the rise. The demand for semiconductor metrology and inspection in the global market is fueled by usage of semiconductors in consumer electronics.

Furthermore, key players are implementing various strategic moves, such as partnerships and collaboration, to expand their business and product portfolio in the market. Rise in manufacturing of digital devices and 5G connectivity around the globe will create opportunities for the key players to strengthen their place in the market. For instance, in April 2022, Lasertec Corporation launched a new mask inspection system, the Matrics X9ULTRA Series, this system is designed for pellicle-less EUV mask inspection in the technology nodes of 3nm and beyond.

Thus, the increased need for integrated circuits a result of the strong demand for electronics devices has provided many opportunities for the country's semiconductor sector. Therefore, it will provide positive impact on the market during the forecast period.

 

Author Name(s) : Aadarsh Maurya | Sonia Mutreja
Frequently Asked Questions?

Increase in demand for electronics devices by the consumers are the upcoming trends of Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market in the world.

Wafer Inspection System is the leading type of Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market.

Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection.

The global semiconductor metrology and inspection market size is projected to reach $13,246.8 million by 2031, registering a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2031.

Applied Materials Inc., ASML Holding N.V., Canon Inc., Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., JEOL Ltd., KLA Corporation, Lasertec Corporation, Nova Ltd., Onto Innovation, Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. are the top companies to hold the market share in Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection.

The base year considered in the global Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection market report is 2021.

The top 10 market players are selected based on two key attributes- competitive strength and market positioning.

The report contains an exclusive company profile section, where leading 10 companies in the market are profiled. These profiles typically cover company overview, geographical presence, market dominance (in terms of revenue and volume sales), various strategies and recent developments.

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Semiconductor Metrology and Inspection Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031