Crossed wires: Demand for machinery will continue to be highly volatile, dampening growth

The Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing industry produces equipment necessary for the production of semiconductors and undertakes activities such as wafer processing and packaging. The industry is characteristically volatile and manufacturers have had difficulty amid international competition and the necessity to constantly improve technology. Over the next five years, key trends in downstream markets will affect industry manufacturers...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declines during the period have masked the cyclical nature of industry performance
  • Tablets have dominated the domestic computer market over the past five years
  • Per capita disposable income and consumer confidence are expected to increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Semiconductor manufacturers experience continuing competitive pressures to manufacture increasingly complex machinery, improve yields per wafer and reduce manufacturing costs. Advances in semiconductor manufacturing processes focus on methods to enable smaller and smaller transistor sizes and circuit designs. Each new generation of the manufacturing process is characterized by the distance between pattern lines in the design of the circuit, measured in nanometers (nm), or billionths of a meter. Today's advanced devices are being produced at or below the 90nm technology node. Leading semiconductor manufacturers have already transitioned into 65nm production and have active research and development programs for thinner circuits...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from semiconductor and circuit manufacturing and Price of semiconductor and electronic components in the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures equipment used to make semiconductors, more commonly known as chips or integrated circuits. Products manufactured include wafer-processing equipment, semiconductor assembly and packaging equipment and other semiconductor-making machinery.

    Industry Products
  • Wafer processing equipment
  • Ion implantation and microlithography semiconductor equipment
  • Other Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing etching equipment
  • Manufacturing microlithography
  • Manufacturing semiconductor assembly and packaging machinery
  • Manufacturing chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipment
  • Manufacturing surface mount machinery for making printed circuit boards
  • Manufacturing thin-layer deposition equipment
  • Manufacturing wafer-processing equipment
  • Manufacturing photolithography equipment
  • Manufacturing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from semiconductor and circuit manufacturing
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Industry volatility
  • Global demand and trends
  • International competition and import penetration
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand flows from downstream
  • Global demand
  • Focus on profitability
  • Technological improvements and returning to US manufacturing
  • Table: Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Other Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
  • Wafer processing equipment
  • Ion implantation and microlithography semiconductor equipment
  • Chart: Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Memory producers
  • Exports
  • Foundries
  • Other
  • Logic
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Select buyers and sellers
  • Design, research and development
  • Patent and trademark protection
  • Close link with downstream industries
  • Price
  • Specialization

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Lam Research Corporation, Applied Materials Inc., Tokyo Electron Ltd.,
  • Table: Lam Research Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Applied Materials Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Tokyo Electron Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Book-To-Bill Ratio
  • Measures the amount of orders the industry currently has compared to the amount of orders the industry can process.
  • Fab
  • A fabrication plant where semiconductors are manufactured.
  • Nanometer (Nm)
  • A measurement equal to one billionth of a meter, commonly used when referring to wafer size.
  • Photovoltaic
  • Technology used to generate energy by converting sunlight directly into electricity (solar power).
  • Semiconductor
  • Commonly used in electronic products and often known as integrated circuits and chips, these silicon elements conduct electricity.
  • Wafer
  • Part of a semiconductor, often in the form of a silicon crystal.
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