|By Business Wire||
|May 13, 2014 10:02 AM EDT||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dk3cxq/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Semiconductor Spin Spray Processor Equipment Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.
The growth of the Global Semiconductor Spin Spray Processor Equipment market is driven by several factors of which the increasing demand for the integration and miniaturization of semiconductor devices is very important. Currently, semiconductor foundries are focusing on integrating different features, reducing the size of semiconductor wafers, and lowering IC power consumption. As a result, the adoption of semiconductor spin spray processor equipment is increasing in the market.
In the recent past, the market has witnessed the emergence of a new method of chip packaging known as 3D IC. 3D IC refers to the stacking of multiple chips onto a single stack, thereby occupying less space in the device. During their manufacturing process, 3D ICs undergo numerous processes such as film deposition, etching, annealing, and cleaning. These steps are also repeated in a normal semiconductor process, but the number of steps increases significantly with the transition of circuits to a more complex 3D architecture. With the increase in the number of steps, the probability of cross-contamination during various manufacturing processes increases. Therefore, to remove undesired materials from the surfaces of wafers or components, semiconductor spin spray processor equipment is required. Hence, the emergence of this new type of chip packaging is likely to provide semiconductor spin spray processor equipment manufacturers with new business opportunities in the coming years, thereby propelling the growth of the Global Semiconductor Spin Spray Processor Equipment market.
Further, the report states that one of the key challenges in the market is the cyclical nature of the Semiconductor industry. As a result of this, there are fluctuations in the demand for semiconductors deployed in numerous electronic devices, leading to demand-supply gap and inventory pile-up. Thus, semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers often experience fluctuating revenues, which in turn adversely affects their profitability.
The key vendors dominating this space are:
- Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd
- Lam Research Corp
- SEMES Co. Ltd.
- Tokyo Electron Ltd.
The other vendors mentioned in the report are:
- Akrion Systems LLC
- Applied Materials Inc
- Shibaura Mechatronics Corp.
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