Critical Subsystems in the Sub Fab
The value of critical subsystems sold for use in the sub fab is outgrowing the overall market for critical subsystems. Driven by the increased complexity of leading edge fabs and the growing vacuum intensity of semiconductor manufacturing, both...
Record Revenues for Critical Subsystems Suppliers in 2018 Despite Collapse in Orders
Critical subsystems for the IC equipment market continued to grow to a new record of $11 billion in 2018. While 2019 is expected to be a downturn year, the long-term outlook remains unchanged with an average growth rate of 3 percent.
Critical Subsystems Orders Fall Off a Cliff
Orders for critical subsystems evaporated in the second half of 2018 after a very strong start to the year. Subsystems suppliers have been left with depleted order books after OEMs accumulated large inventories as the market for wafer fab...
Vacuum Subsystems: Largest and Fastest-Growing Market
Vacuum pumps, pressure gauges and vacuum valves combined make up the biggest expense on the bill of materials for semiconductor OEMs. In 2017, almost $2.5 billion worth of vacuum subsystems were consumed by the semiconductor industry with over...
Critical Subsystem Supply Chain Consolidation Stalls
Years of industry consolidation in the critical subsystems market appears to be coming to an end.