Wafer Cleaning Equipment Market – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size Estimation and Growth Forecast By Product Types (Single Wafer Processing Systems, Auto Wet Stations, Scrubbers), By Technologies (Etch Cleaning Technology, Front Side Up Cleaning Technology, Wet Chemistry Based Cleaning Technology), By Equipment Type (Manual Wet Batch System, Rotary Wafer Etching System) By End Use (Chemical Contamination, Particle Contamination, Metallic Contamination) & By Regions (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America), 2017 – 2025

The global wafer cleaning equipment market is forecasted to grow during the research period from 2017 to 2025.

 
Driving Factors for Wafer Cleaning Equipment Market

  • Increasing penetration of printed electronics
  • Increasing semiconductor production units in developing regions
  • Growing concern for upgrading and enhancing the semiconductor product quality and production standards in the semiconductor devices industry
  • The technological shift towards single wafer processing from conventional technique
  • Growing demand for smart gadgets for example smartphones, computers, printed electronics
  • Rising application of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and ICS (integrated circuits) and other semiconductor equipment
  • Growing demand for tablets and other semiconductor devices
  • Increasing demand for silicon-based sensors and semiconductor tools in internet of things and research laboratory equipment

 

How Is The Market Segmented?
By Term Segments
By Product Types Single Wafer Processing Systems, Auto Wet Stations, Scrubbers
By Technologies Etch Cleaning Technology, Front Side Up Cleaning Technology, Wet Chemistry Based Cleaning Technology
By Equipment Type Manual Wet Batch System, Rotary Wafer Etching System
By End Use Chemical Contamination, Particle Contamination, Metallic Contamination
By Regions North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America

 

Major Players
Headquarters Corporations
The U.S. Modutek Corporation, Cleaning Technologies Group, Lam Research Corporation & others
Japan SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. & others

Wafer Cleaning Equipment Market – Introduction

The purity of wafer surfaces is one of the essential requisite for the successful fabrication of semiconductor devices. Increased device performance and reliability have become more stringent in the semiconductor industry. Chemical, metallic and different other types of particle contaminations and process induced damage of the wafer surface are major factors in limiting yield in device manufacturing procedures. Effective control and prevention of these phenomena demand techniques which in real-time yet non-destructively and it can monitor contamination and process induced damage on a production line. This is contributing to the positive growth of the semiconductor wafer cleaning equipment market. Increasing proliferation of printed electronics in different semiconductor devices is one of the prime reasons responsible for the growth of the wafer cleaning equipment market. In the fabrication process of semiconductor wafers applied in making a different sort of semiconductor circuit devices, the importance of minimizing contamination of the wafers has been noticed since the early days of the industry. However, as the end product equipment and devices have become more and more complex and miniaturized, the requirement for cleanliness have become more evident and more stringent so that the performance of the devices will improve.

Report Overview
Aspect Details
Base Year of Estimation 2016
Value Estimation Year 2017
Forecast Period 2017 - 2025
Market Segmentations By Product Types, Technologies, Equipment Type, End Use, Regions
Regional Scope North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America
Report Coverage Technology Analysis, Market Dynamics, Market Trends, Segmentation Overview and Competitive Landscape of the market

 

Technology Analysis

In the early 1950s, the importance of substrate surfaces was first recognized for the fabrication procedure of semiconductor electronic devices. Werner Kern introduced the primary procedure in 1965 while working for RCA, the Radio Corporation of America. In the year between the years 1970 to 2001, the cleaning procedure for oxidized silicon wafers was introduced and practiced. Additionally, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) became important to handle the large scale integration levels (LSI), which primarily started at 10,000 and ended at 100,000 transistors. The 90 nanometer (90 nm) process was introduced in the 2004–2005
timeframe by some of the leading semiconductor companies, which includes AMD, Infineon Technologies, Intel Corporation, Texas Instruments, TSMC, and IBM.

Gradually with research and development activities, the 14 nm (nanometer) semiconductor device fabrication node was introduced. With the miniaturization of the semiconductor devices, cleanliness of the small size wafer becomes far more critical than usual. Growing advancement in the fabrication of semiconductor industry is one of the prime factors fueling the market for wafer cleaning equipment globally.

 

Market Dynamics

Increasing penetration of printed electronics is one of the major driving factors for wafer cleaning equipment market globally. Increasing semiconductor production units in developing regions are considered to be one of the prime driving factors for the wafer cleaning equipment market.The purity of wafer surfaces is an important requisite for the successful fabrication of semiconductor devices. Increasing concern for upgrading and enhancing the semiconductor product quality and production standards in the semiconductor devices industry is boosting the market for wafer cleaning equipment in different end-use industry. The technological shift towards single wafer processing from conventional technique is considered as one of the dominant drivers of the global wafer cleaning equipment market globally. Moreover, increasing demand for smart gadgets for example smartphones, computers, printed electronics among others are also contributing to the growth of the wafer cleaning equipment market. Growing application of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and ICS (integrated circuits) among other semiconductor equipment along with growing demand for tablets and other semiconductor devices in developing economies, semiconductor device manufacturers are concentrating on expanding production units in different developing countries which in turn is considered to be a major driving factor for the wafer cleaning equipment globally.

High establishment cost is one of the prime restraining factors for the market. Owing to its high price, the market for wafer cleaning equipment might witness a setback especially in price-sensitive economies. However, increasing demand for silicon-based sensors and other semiconductor tools in the internet of things and research laboratory equipment are some of the major opportunities for the wafer cleaning equipment market.

 

Market Trends

The avoidance of contamination is important to semiconductor processing and the wafers primarily undergo many cleaning operations in the due course of the procedure.The growing demand for wafer-to-wafer control and performance, in order to increase the device yield, is propelling the demand for wafer cleaning equipment. Asia Pacific accounted highest market share in the wafer cleaning equipment market globally, followed by North America and Europe. China is leading the market for wafer cleaning equipment across Asia Pacific, followed by Taiwan and Japan. The U.S. is holding a prominent position in the wafer cleaning equipment market across North America, followed by Canada and Mexico. Germany, the U.K., Italy, and France among others are contributing positive share in the wafer cleaning equipment sales. Argentina and Brazil both are anticipated to see positive growth over the forecast period owing to increasing development in the industrial sector across Latin America. Increasing usage of miniaturized semiconductor devices and high end upgraded semiconductor equipment across different industrial setups is also fueling the growth of wafer cleaning equipment market across Africa and the Middle East.

 

Segmentation Overview

By product types, the wafer cleaning equipment market is segmented into single wafer processing systems, auto wet stations and scrubbers. By technology type, the market is segmented into etch cleaning technology, front side up cleaning technology and wet chemistry based cleaning technology. By equipment type, the market is segmented into manual wet batch system and rotary wafer etching system. By end use, the market is segmented into chemical contamination, particle contamination, and metallic contamination. Single wafer processing systems are leading the market for wafer cleaning equipment. Single wafer systems primarily enable high-end precision processes, with high levels of repeatability. The increasing requirement for wafer-to-wafer control and performance, in order to increase the device yield, is propelling the demand for single wafer processing systems.Etch cleaning technology is leading the market for wafer cleaning equipment in terms of technology type. Moreover, rotary wafer etching system is leading the market, followed by manual wet batch system. Furthermore, metallic contamination is holding the highest market share in terms of end use.

By geography, the market has been segmented into Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), North America, Europe and Latin America. In terms of revenue, Asia Pacific accounted for the highest market share of the wafer cleaning equipment market, followed by North America and Europe.

 

Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the wafer cleaning equipment market are Modutek Corporation (The U.S.), SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan), Cleaning Technologies Group (The U.S.), Lam Research Corporation (The U.S.), among others. Increasing research and development facilities along with strategic partnership agreements for long term benefits with other companies are some of the major business strategies followed by the companies operating in the wafer cleaning equipment market.

 

Conclusion

Considering the rising demand for printed electronics, miniaturization of semiconductor devices along with growing demand for single wafer fabrication process is acting as drivers for the market.

 

KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THE REPORT
What will be the nature of growth of the market till 2025?
What are the major push factors that will affect the growth of the market?
What are the growth possibilities in different segments of the market?
Who are the leading market players?
What are the key strategies implemented by the market leaders to sustain growth in the market?
What are the major restraining factors for the market?
What are the ways to generate new revenue streams?
In-depth analysis of the competitive landscape and competitor behavior in the market

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