E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market Overview
The Global E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market size is projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2023 to 2028. This growth is primarily attributed to rising industrial automation, technological advancement, growing adoption of machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) and growing demand for high-performance memory chips. Additionally, the growing demand for building better semiconductor circuits, which can be used in various high-performing memory chips, is also boosting the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System market size. Defect management has become a critical factor after rapid growth in the electronics as well as the semiconductor circuits industry, which calls for E-Beam Wafer Inspection systems to provide the optimum result. Furthermore, technological advancements such as FinFET technology and scanning electron microscopy have tremendously boosted the demand for E-Beam Wafer Inspection systems as they improve the performance of semiconductor chips. These factors are positively influencing the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry Outlook over the forecast period.
The report: “E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry Outlook – Forecast (2023-2028)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System industry.
By Resolution: less than 1nm, 1nm to 10nm and more than 10nm.
By Applications: Defect Imaging, Lithographic Qualification, Wafer Dispositioning, Bare Wafer OQC/IQC and Reticle Quality Inspection.
By End-use Industry: Communication Devices, Consumer Electronics Equipment, Automotive Parts and Others.
By Geography: North America (the U.S., Canada, Mexico), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Others), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Others), APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Others) and RoW (Middle East, Africa).
- In the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System market report, the less than 1nm segment is analyzed to grow at a significant rate with a CAGR of 7.2% due to increasing demand for miniaturized semiconductor chips and improved performance.
- The Consumer electronics equipment industry is expected to grow at the highest rate with a CAGR of 8.1% owing to factors such as growing demand for powerful and efficient processors and technological advancements.
- APAC region had the largest share with a market share of 33% in the global E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market size, owing to factors such as the growing semiconductor industry and high demand for miniaturized electronic devices.
E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market Segment Analysis - by Resolution
By Resolution, the less than 1nm segment in the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market report is analyzed to grow with the highest CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period 2023-2028. The increasing use of thin wafers in the fabrication of small or miniaturized devices used in micro-electro-mechanical systems, laptops and smartphones, has increased demand for this segment. In July 2020, KLA introduced eSL10. This e-beam wafer inspection system is able to provide a single high-current density beam being miniaturized in size. These factors will boost the less than1nm segment in the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry.
E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market Segment Analysis - by End-use Industry
Based on End-use Industry, the Consumer electronics equipment segment in the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market report is analyzed to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period 2023-2028 owing to factors such as miniaturization of electronic devices, incorporation of IoT, machine learning and growing need for faster, smaller, low power and high-performance devices. In December 2020, KLA Corporation introduced two new products namely the PWG5 wafer geometry system and the Surfscan SP7XP wafer defect inspection system. These e-beam wafer inspection systems are introduced to find any defect on the surface of the wafer in the memory chips manufacturing process. These developments will boost the consumer electronics equipment segment and positively influence the E-Beam wafer Inspection System Industry Outlook over the forecast period.
E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market Segment Analysis - by Geography
APAC dominated the global market for E-Beam Wafer Inspection Systems Market with a market share of 33% in 2021 and is also analyzed to have significant growth over the forecasting period. This expansion is primarily due to technological advancements, device miniaturization, increased domestic integrated semiconductor circuit production and the presence of competitive manufacturers. In January 2021, Hitachi announced SEM*1 CR7300 which is an e-beam wafer inspection system based on scanning electron microscopy technology. These developments in the region bolster the presence of APAC in the global E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry.
E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market Drivers
The expansion of the Internet of Things, technological advancements and rapid digitalization contribute to the E-Beam Wafer Inspection Industry's growth
The adoption rate of E-Beam Wafer Inspection systems is constantly increasing in order to provide the best operational efficiency with high-performance and low-cost semiconductor circuits. Furthermore, the growing adoption of the Internet of Things and the introduction of machine learning are expected to drive the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System forward. New technological advancements such as FinFET technology, and scanning electron microscopy also contributed to the market growth. For instance, in December 2019, Samsung demonstrated the new 14nm FinFet technology at the IEDM conference 2019. The company is preparing to introduce its new 14nm FinFet product line for wearable image sensors. These rapid technological growths will increase the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market size.
High demand for high-performance and low-cost integrated circuits will drive the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry forward
Increasing demand for high-performance and low-cost semiconductors are primary drivers of market growth. E-Beam Wafer inspection systems provide critical benefits such as equipment problem detection, durability and high performance which drive market growth. As the demand for electronic devices grows, the demand for adoption of E-Beam Wafer inspection technologies such as FinFET technology and others also increases. In June 2022, Hitachi launched Dark Field Water Defect Inspection System DI2800 which is aimed to develop semiconductor circuit metrology capabilities. These factors will positively influence the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry Outlook over the forecast period.
E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market Challenges
High production costs and constantly changing functionality of integrated semiconductor circuits hinder the market growth
The ever-changing functionality of integrated semiconductor circuits is stifling the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market. Massive manufacturing costs and high initial production costs are expected to stymie E-Beam Wafer inspection system market growth. Additionally, Technologies such as scanning electron microscopy and FinFET technology consume more time to eliminate defects compared to conventional systems due to various projection and analysis processes. These factors act as major restraints in the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry growth.
E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Industry Outlook
Product launches, collaborations, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market. E-Beam Wafer Inspection System's top 10 companies include
- Hitachi Ltd.
- ASML Holding N.V.
- KLA Tencor Corporation
- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
- NXP Semiconductors N.V
- Lam Research Corporation
- Aerotech Inc.
- Applied Materials Inc.
- Shenzhen JT
- In April 2022, ASML announced that they have successfully installed an HMI eScan 1100 equipment, the first multiple e-beam wafer inspection systems for in-line yield enhancement applications, such as voltage contrast defect inspection and physical defect inspection.
- In December 2021, Hitachi announced the launch of a new E-Beam Wafer Inspection System, GS1000. This system provides massive metrology over a wide inspection area with high-speed SEMs.
- In July 2021, Shenzhen JT Automation Equipment announced a legally binding five-year MOU with Huawei's HiSilicon Technologies business. This will increase their market share in the E-Beam Wafer Inspection System Market size through this merger.
Relevant Report Titles:
Report Code: ESR 0393
Report Code: ESR 0383
Report Code: ESR 0125
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