Semiconductor Capital Spending Market in the US 2015-2019 - New Study Released

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Jan 29 2016

Semiconductors are the basic component for any electronic component. Semiconductor technology is continuously growing with emergence of advanced technology. Since the last decade, the most prominent segment in global semiconductor industry has been memory, logic, MPU and analog, which made up almost 75% of the total semiconductor demand. Technavio predicts the semiconductor capital spending market in the US to multiply rapidly with a CAGR of close to 9% during the forecast period.

The semiconductor capital spending market in the US is driven by numerous drivers, of which, the most prominent among of all is the accelerated capex in memory and foundry segments. Collectively, memory and foundry represent close to two-third of the total semiconductor capital spending market. With such accelerated capital investments on a global scale, the outcome will have a considerable impact on the semiconductor industry worldwide.

Segmentation of the semiconductor capital spending market in the US by type

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* Wafer fab equipment
* Die-level packaging and assembly equipment
* Automated test equipment
* Wafer-level packaging and assembly equipment
* Others

Wafer fab equipment segment constitutes the largest share of the overall market, accounting for a market share of more than 48% in 2014. Wafer fab equipment is mainly used during the first half of semiconductor's manufacturing process that makes memory cells and transistors. It covers various patterning, deposition and cleaning process, till wafer passivation.

Competitive landscape and key vendors
The competition in the semiconductor capital spending market in the US is rigid. And the main reason for such intense completion is the evolution of technology. With the pace of technological advancements in the US market, vendors are involved in substantial capital spending, hence, the market comprises of players with strong technological proficiency.

Key vendors in this market are -

* Global Foundries
* Intel
* Micron
* Samsung Electronics
* SK Hynix

Other prominent vendors included in this report are AMD, Analog Devices, Broadcom, Freescale, Semiconductor, Marvell Technologies, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments.
Growth drivers, challenges, and upcoming trends:

Technavio also highlights various trends affecting the semiconductor capital spending market in the US, and one such trend is the rise in China's semiconductor industry. Even though, there are a large number of local semiconductor components manufacturers in China, more than 80% of the semiconductor requirements in China is fulfilled by US semiconductor companies, such as Intel and Global Foundries.

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