The global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment (SDEE) market is expected to grow at a progressive CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. Miniaturization of semiconductor circuits, increasing demand for compact, high performance, and energy efficient electronic devices are the key factors driving the growth of the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market. Adoption of fine-shaped field effect transistor (FET), increasing demand for smart electronic devices such as smartphones, digital cameras, notebooks, PCs, and tablets, are further propelling the growth of the global SDEE market. However, the cyclic nature of semiconductor market is anticipated to hamper the growth of the global SDEE market over the forecast period.
The semiconductor dielectric etching equipment is used for etching the semiconductor material during the manufacturing process. The semiconductor dielectric etching is a method of evacuating a layer of a dielectric substance such as photoresist mask, silicon oxide,, and silicon nitride. SDEE equipment finds its application in the process of making integrated circuits that are used in numerous electrical and electronic devices.
The global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market is segmented into product type, application, and geography. On the basis of product type, the global SDEE market is bifurcated into wet etching equipment, and dry etching equipment. The dry dielectric etching equipment is leading the market share in 2017 attributing to its low cost of the material, and reduced material consumption. However, the wet etching equipment market is expected to grow at a significant rate in the coming years. Based on application, the market is subdivided into low-k, ultra-low-K dual damascene, 3D NAND, masks open, high aspect ratio, capacitor cell, and self-aligned contacts.
Geographically, the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market is segmented on the basis of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA). North America holds the largest market share in the global SDEE market. Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth in the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market and considered to be the fastest market over the forecast period. The innovation, development, investments, and number of company activities account for the growth of semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market in the Asia-Pacific region. Further, the increasing population and the demand of smart devices including smartphones, computers, tablets, smart televisions and smart refrigerators drive the growth of semiconductor dielectric etching devices in the region.
Key players profiled in the global semiconductor dielectric etching equipment market include Lam Research Corp., Applied Materials, AMEC, Oxford Instruments, SPTS Technologies, Tokyo Electron Ltd., Mattson Technologies, Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Mattson Technology Inc., Semes Co. Ltd., ULVAC Technologies Inc. and ROHM Semiconductors, and ULVAC Technologies Inc.
Global Semiconductor Dielectric Etching Equipment Market outlook, Trend and Opportunity Analysis, Competitive Insights, Actionable Segmentation & Forecast 2024