Improving 2020 … and a Brighter 2021
Cleanroom Robot Market Moves in Sync with Semiconductor Equipment
The market for vacuum and atmospheric robots used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7% since 2015 and is expected to top $1 billion in 2020. The historic and forecast growth trends for...
Mid-Year End Market Recovery Plus Continued Autumn Semiconductor Strength
Although the semiconductor chip and capital equipment markets performed well in the first half of 2020, many of the electronic equipment end markets struggled globally. World electronic equipment sales declined almost 10% in 2Q’20 vs. 2Q’19...
Semiconductors Outperforming Most Industries – but Watch Second Half
Things are picking up.
Critical Subsystems – From Just in Time to Just in Case
COVID-19 has forced all the players in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain to reassess how much inventory they need to hold.
Peering into Second Half of 2020
Global Manufacturing Activity
Abatement Systems Saw Strong Demand Through 2019 Market Downturn
Sales of abatement systems for semiconductor applications grew 15.6% in 2019, significantly outperforming other critical subsystems segments in a year where total critical subsystems revenues declined by 10.6%.
Tough and Unpredictable Times Ahead
March and April world data clearly showed the impact of the global manufacturing slowdown driven by COVID-19. The world purchasing manager’s index plunged from 47.3 in March to 39.8 in April (Chart 1). Values below 50 indicate a manufacturing...
Gradual Rebound or Slight Dip – Two Scenarios for COVID-19 Impact to 2020 Global Silicon Wafer Market Sales
Uncertainty has gripped the silicon wafer market as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to upend growth projections for 2020. Declines in both shipments and revenue plagued the silicon wafer market in 2019, a downturn that had given way to optimism...