Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment


North America represented 10% of the global semiconductor capital equipment market spending in 2017, but more than 21% for equipment sales according to Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

U.S. Semiconductor Industry Outlook is Forecasting Continued Growth

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) global semiconductor sales forecast projects the industry’s worldwide sales will grow 15.9% to $478 billion in 2018 and maintain steady growth through 2020. Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment increased over 37% in 2017, to more than $56.6 billion, according to SEMI, and global capital spending is expected to increase to $62.7 billion in 2018.

Driving Industry Growth

The industry is driven by the prolific deployment of integrated circuits (ICs) and related semiconductor technologies throughout advanced and emerging markets.  Nearly all major manufacturers are based, or have major engineering presence in, the greater San Francisco and “Silicon Valley” region of California. Additional areas of concentration include Austin, Texas; the Pacific Northwest; and the greater Northeast Region of the United States.

Semiconductor manufacturing equipment is utilized in the production of photovoltaics (PV), high-brightness LEDs, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), printed and flexible electronics, and related micro- and nano-electronics.  The industry trends are historically cyclical in nature, but U.S. semiconductor equipment production is forecast to grow at an annual compounded rate of 3% between 2018 and 2021.

Semiconductor Manufacturing, Test and Packaging Equipment Industry Participants

Company Sales Employees Location
Applied Materials, Inc. 9,072.00M 14,950 Santa Clara, CA
Eaton Corporation 6,990.00M 73,000 Cleveland, OH
Lam Research Corporation 5,259.31M 7,300 Fremont, CA
KLA - Tencor Corporation 2,814.05M 5,880 Milpitas, CA
Hitachi America Ltd 1,968.46M 15,537 Tarrytown, NY
Teradyne, Inc. 1,647.82M 3,900 North Reading, MA
Cree, Inc. 1,632.51M 6,387 Durham, NC
Si Group, Inc. 1,600.00M 2,700 Schenectady, NY
Bourns, Inc. 1,183.97M 4,200 Riverside, CA
Materion Advanced
Materials Technologies
1,051.82M 370 Buffalo, NY
Entegris, Inc. 962.07M 3,528 Billerica, MA
FEI Company 956.28M 2,660 Hillsboro, OR
Hoover’s™/D&B subsidiary First Research® lists the following North American industry participants

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