Secondary Equipment Market Reaches $6.0 Billion in 2010, according to New SEMI/Semico Study

SEMI and Semico Report Secondary Equipment Sales grew 77% in 2010 

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 13, 2011 — SEMI and Semico today announced the Secondary Semiconductor Equipment Market Study which estimates that secondary market equipment sales reached $6.0 billion in 2010, a 77 percent increase over 2009.  At 13 percent of the total equipment spending, the study confirms that growing importance of secondary equipment and services at both 300 mm and 200 mm fabs.  The study was initiated by the Secondary Equipment, Services & Technology Group (SESTG) — a special interest group of SEMI, with participation from the full spectrum of the secondary equipment market — from IDMs, foundries and equipment OEMs to finance and lease companies, refurbishers and brokers.

 “Measuring the size of the secondary semiconductor equipment market presents challenges due to the complexity of the current market characteristics” noted Dan Tracy, senior director, Industry Research & Statistics at SEMI, “Secondary semiconductor equipment is refurbished and sold through a variety of different players — it is a highly fragmented supply chain.  In addition to the original equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, refurbishers, dealers and brokers also buy and sell equipment.  One piece of equipment can change hands several times before it is put back into a production or research facility.”

The Secondary Semiconductor Equipment Market Study is based on a combination of primary research and secondary data analysis.

•  SEMI/SESTG, in collaboration with Semico Research Corp., conducted surveys of the secondary equipment community.  Participants included IDMs, foundries, OEMs (equipment suppliers), equipment brokers, dealers and refurbishers.

•  Primary data was supplemented with information from company financial reports, company analyst presentations as well as Semico Research Corp.’s databases including capital expenditures, semiconductor fabs, and wafer demand.

•  SEMI and Semico have an extensive network of contacts ranging from executives to engineers at semiconductor manufacturers and semiconductor equipment vendors.  The information in this study was developed from surveys, interviews and briefings by these contacts and from ongoing conversations with the contacts.

The study estimates the secondary equipment market by region, by wafer size, by equipment type, and by vendor type.  The study can be used to help companies improve business planning, market share and sales analysis, investment sourcing, resource allocation, and new product development. The report is available for purchase from SEMI for $2,500 (SEMI members), and $3,500 (non-members).   To purchase the report, visit our Store.

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

About Semico Research Corporation

Semico Research Corp is a semiconductor marketing and consulting research company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry experts. We have improved the validity of semiconductor product forecasts via technology roadmaps in end-use markets. Semico offers custom consulting, portfolio packages, individual market research studies and premier industry conferences.  For more information, visit www.semico.com.

Association Contact

Deborah Geiger
Tel: 1.408.943.7988
E-mail: dgeiger@semi.org

# # #