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Semi equipment sales expected to hit a record $62.7bn

  • Author:Ella Cai
  • Release on:2018-07-10
Semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales are projected to increase 10.8% to a record $62.7 billion in 2018, topping last year’s record figure of $56.6 billion.

Another record-breaking year for the equipment market is expected in 2019, with 7.7 percent forecast growth to $67.6 billion.

Wafer processing equipment will rise 11.7% in 2018 to $50.8 billion.

Fab facilities equipment, wafer manufacturing, and mask/reticle equipment, are expected to grow 12.3% to $2.8 billion this year.

The assembly and packaging equipment segment is projected to grow 8% to $4.2 billion in 2018, while semiconductor test equipment is forecast to increase 3.5% to $4.9 billion this year.

South Korea will remain the largest equipment market for the second year in a row.

China will be second biggest and Taiwan will be third.

China will lead in growth with 43.5%m followed by Rest of World (primarily Southeast Asia) at 19.3%, Japan at 32.1%, Europe at 11.6%, North America at 3.8% and South Korea at 0.1%.

Taiwan is not expected to grow.

In 2019, equipment sales in China will surge 46.6% to $17.3 billion.

In 2019, China, South Korea, and Taiwan are forecast to remain the top three markets, with China rising to the top.

South Korea is forecast to become the second largest market at $16.3 billion, with  Taiwan third at  $12.3 billion.

The following results are in terms of market size in billions of U.S. dollars: