LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has announced the top nine leading vendors for the global epitaxy deposition market in their latest research report. This report also discusses some of the challenges faced by market vendors and outlines key strategies followed by them.
To identify the top vendors, Technavio’s market research analysts have considered the top contributors to the overall revenue of this market. The report covers the major end-user segments, such as foundries, memory manufacturers, and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), that implement epitaxy deposition technology to manufacture semiconductor chips.
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“The global epitaxy market is growing due to an increase in the need for semiconductor devices in electronic products such as consumer electronics, industrial equipment, automotive products, and healthcare equipment. The technological traction in the semiconductor industry has also provided a boost to this market,” said Asif Gani, one of Technavio’s lead analysts for semiconductor equipment.
“APAC is expected to be a high-potential market for all forms of semiconductor-based developments during the forecast period. This is mainly due to the availability of cheap resources; the large population base; favorable government policies in emerging countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Japan; and the high concentration of semiconductor manufacturers in the region,” added Asif.
Key vendors in the global epitaxy deposition market
Applied Materials is a US-based company that offers manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar PV, and related industries. As of October 2015, the company had 14,600 employees and recorded revenue of USD 9.6 billion.
The company provides Centura Epi system, which integrates with pre- and post-epitaxy processes on the system to reduce production costs and improve film quality. For upcoming transistor design, it offers Centura RP Epi system, which enables epi processes to switch transistors faster through strain engineering techniques.
ASM International is a supplier of semiconductor process equipment used in wafer processing. The company’s wafer processing technologies are used in the Ion implant, lithography, deposition, and single-wafer epitaxy industries.
As of December 31, 2014, the company invested USD 84.89 million in R&D and owned 1,266 registered patents. They are headquartered in the Netherlands and had 1,635 employees as of FY2014.
Tokyo Electron came into existence in 1963 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company manufactures industrial electronic products such as computer systems, semiconductor manufacturing machines, and electronic components. They employ close to 11,500 people.
The company has presented new and advanced technologies to the market. They own a range of research centers based in Taiwan, New York, and Tokyo. The company has collaborated with IMEC, MIRAI, SELETE and International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) to expand into new industry arenas.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric
Hitachi Kokusai Electric was established in 1949 and is headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The company manufactures cellphones and other wireless communications equipment. They have a mass production capacity for computer terminals and focus on areas of communication, information, broadcasting, video, and semiconductor manufacturing
They operate through its engineering development department, technology development center, and volume equipment engineering center for R&D. Some of its subsidiaries in Japan are Goyo Electronics, Hitachi Kokusai Yagi Solutions, HS Services, Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service, and Kokusai Electric Techno Service. Its overseas subsidiaries are Comark Communications, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Canada, and Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation.
LAM Research is a US-based company that supply wafer fabrication equipment in the semiconductor market. They have two subsidiaries, Silfex and Corus. The key customers of the company include Samsung Electronics Company, a South Korea-based electronics company; SK Hynix, a South Korea-based memory semiconductor supplier; and TSMC, a Taiwan-based semiconductor manufacturing company.
In May 2015, the company received a contract for USD 18.67 million to supply equipment to United Microelectronics Corporation, a Taiwan-based semiconductor company. The company also received a supply contract from TSMC in June 2015.
Other prominent vendors in the global epitaxy market
The company is headquartered in Germany and provides solutions to develop signaling, display, lighting system, and wireless applications.
As of December 31, 2014, the company generated revenue of USD 257.6 million and invested USD 88.64 million in R&D. The company had 196 patents registered worldwide and had 789 employees in FY2014. In March 2015, Episil Semiconductor Wafer used AIXTRON’s AIX G5 WW reactor for silicon carbide epitaxy.
Canon Anelva Corporation
The company was established in October 1967 and is headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan. The company has segregated itself into three main divisions: production of vacuum thin film deposition and processing equipment, maintenance service of the equipment, and manufacturing of vacuum components for the equipment.
The company is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK and has been one of the leading players in the semiconductor industry for more than 25 years. The company’s core business is in the manufacturing of epitaxial wafers.
At present, the company is working with major silicon chip companies to develop a technology that will merge the advanced properties of compound semiconductors with the maturity and scale of the silicon industry.
They are a US-based company who provide process equipment technology. The company’s process equipment solutions are used in the manufacture of LEDs, semiconductors, MEMS and wireless chips, hard drives, compound semiconductors, power electronics, and flexible OLED displays.
As of December 31, 2014, the company recorded revenue of USD 392.9 million and invested USD 81.2 million in R&D. It employed 800 people in FY2014.
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