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Chillers: A Cooling Product But Temperatures Still Rising

Over the past 5 years, suppliers of chillers have shined as standout performers. These cooling systems get little attention, yet revenues have more than doubled, clocking a compound annual growth rate of 22% to reach $635 million in 2021, way above industry average growth of 13.3%.

European Suppliers Dominate Vacuum Subsystems Market

Vacuum pumps, pressure gauges, and vacuum valves combined make up the biggest expense on the bill of materials for semiconductor OEMs. The semiconductor industry consumed almost $2.7 billion worth of vacuum subsystems in 2020, with over 60% supplied by vendors based in Europe.

Semiconductor Equipment Power Subsystems Deliver Extraordinary Revenue Growth

Sales of process power and reactive gas subsystems for semiconductor manufacturing equipment are on track to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% between 2016 and 2021 – far outpacing the critical subsystems industry average of 16.4% due to multiple positive factors.

Top 10 Critical Subsystems Suppliers of 2020: Rapid Growth in Dry Etch Chamber Shipments Powers RF Generator Vendors Up the Rankings Table

VLSI Research announced the list of top suppliers of critical subsystems to the semiconductor industry in 2020. The data shows that companies supplying products to chipmakers for use in the sub-fab had a good year, but those providing products directly to OEMs had an outstanding year.

Critical Subsystems Suppliers Raise Their Game to Deliver Record Revenues in 2020

Sales of critical subsystems for use in semiconductor manufacturing equipment will exceed $12.2 billion in 2020, a 6% increase over the previous record of $11.5 billion reached in 2018. What makes this such a remarkable feat is they achieved this despite unprecedented disruptions to the supply...

Cleanroom Robot Market Moves in Sync with Semiconductor Equipment

The historic and forecast growth trends for cleanroom robots are in line with the long-term growth rates of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Critical Subsystems – From Just in Time to Just in Case

COVID-19 has forced all the players in the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain to reassess how much inventory they need to hold.

Critical Subsystems Suppliers’ R&D Spend Holding Up

Despite a tough year for critical subsystem suppliers, their overall expenditure on R&D has remained at near record levels– evidence that critical subsystems are indeed critical to the semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry and that high R&D spending on these products is essential.

Critical Subsystems in the Sub Fab

Driven by the increased complexity of leading edge fabs and the growing vacuum intensity of semiconductor manufacturing, both the volume and the value of critical subsystems for this part of the market is on the rise.