Semiconductor Inspection System Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Semiconductor Inspection System Market Research Report Information: By Type (Wafer, Mask), By End-user (SMEs, Large Enterprises) – Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/1265-CR | February, 2020 | Region : Global

1 Executive Summary

1.1 Market Summary 12

2 Market Introduction

2.1 Definition 15

2.2 Scope of the Study 15

2.3 List of Assumptions 15

2.4 Market Structure 16

3 Market Insights

4 Research Methodology

4.1 Research Process 21

4.2 Primary Research 22

4.3 Secondary Research 23

4.4 Market Size Estimation 24

4.5 Forecast Model 24

5 Market Dynamics

5.1 Introduction 26

5.2 Drivers 27

5.2.1 Rising demand for high performance, low-cost semiconductors 27

5.2.2 Increasing demand for semiconductor wafers in consumer electronics 27

5.1 Restraint 28

5.1.1 Limited availability of manufacturers and resources 28

5.2 Opportunity 28

5.2.1 Expansion and Growth of Internet of Things (IoT) 28

5.3 Challenges 29

5.3.1 Miniaturization of Semiconductor Equipment 29

5.3.2 Detection of Metal Grain and Colour Variation 29

6 Market Factor Analysis

6.1 Value Chain Analysis 31

6.1.1 Hardware Manufacturer 31

6.1.2 Technology Integrators 31

6.1.3 Distributors & Retailers 32

6.1.4 End-Users 32

6.2 Porter’s Five Forces Model 32

6.2.1 Threat of New Entrants 32

6.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 33

6.2.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers 33

6.2.4 Threat of Substitutes 33

6.2.5 Intensity of Rivalry 33

7 Global Semiconductor Inspection System Market, By Type

7.1 Overview 35

7.1.1 Wafer Inspection System 35

7.1.2 Mask Inspection System 35

8 Global Semiconductor Inspection System Market, By End-User

8.1 Overview 38

8.1.1 SMEs 38

8.1.2 Large Organizations 38

9 Semiconductor Inspection System Market, By Region

9.1 Introduction 41

9.1.1 U.S. 45

9.1.2 Canada 45

9.1.3 Mexico 46

9.2 Europe 47

9.2.1 U.K 50

9.2.2 Germany 50

9.2.3 France 51

9.2.4 Italy 51

9.2.5 Rest of Europe 52

9.3 Asia Pacific 53

9.3.1 China 55

9.3.2 Japan 56

9.3.3 South Korea 56

9.3.4 India 57

9.3.5 Rest of Asia Pacific 57

9.4 Rest of the World 58

9.4.1 The Middle East & Africa 61

9.4.2 Latin America 61


10 Competitive Landscape

10.1 Competitive Landscape 63

10.1.1 Competitive Scenario 64

11 Company Profiles

11.1 KLA-Tencor Corporation 66

11.1.1 Company Overview 66

11.1.2 Financial Overview 66

11.1.3 Product Offerings 67

11.1.4 Key Developments 67

11.1.5 SWOT Analysis 68

11.1.6 Key Strategy 68

11.2 ASML Holding NV 69

11.2.1 Company Overview 69

11.2.2 Financial Overview 69

11.2.3 Product Offerings 70

11.2.4 Key Developments 70

11.2.5 SWOT Analysis 71

11.2.6 Key Strategy 71

11.3 Applied Materials, Inc. 72

11.3.1 Company Overview 72

11.3.2 Financial Overview 72

11.3.3 Product Offerings 73

11.3.4 Key Developments 73

11.3.5 SWOT Analysis 74

11.3.6 Key Strategy 74

11.4 Lasertec Corporation 75

11.4.1 Company Overview 75

11.4.2 Financial Overview 75

11.4.3 Product Offerings 76

11.4.4 Key Developments 76

11.5 Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. 77

11.5.1 Company Overview 77

11.5.2 Financial Overview 77

11.5.3 Product Offerings 78

11.5.4 Key Developments 78

11.5.5 SWOT Analysis 78

11.5.6 Key Strategy 79

11.6 Nanometrics, Inc. 80

11.6.1 Company Overview 80

11.6.2 Financial Overview 80

11.6.3 Product Offerings 81

11.6.4 Key Developments 81

11.7 Rudolph Technologies, Inc. 82

11.7.1 Company Overview 82

11.7.2 Financial Overview 82

11.7.3 Product Offerings 83

11.7.4 Key Developments 84

11.8 Nikon Metrology NV 85

11.8.1 Company Overview 85

11.8.2 Financial Overview 85

11.8.3 Product Offerings 86

11.8.4 Key Developments 86

11.8.5 Key Strategy 86

11.9 JEOL Ltd. 87

11.9.1 Company Overview 87

11.9.2 Financial Overview 87

11.9.3 Product Offerings 88

11.9.4 SWOT Analysis 88

11.10 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 89

11.10.1 Company Overview 89

11.10.2 Financial Overview 89

11.10.3 Product Offerings 90

11.10.4 Key Developments 90

11.10.5 SWOT Analysis 90

11.10.6 Key Strategy 90


12 List of Tables

TABLE 1 LIST OF ASSUMPTIONS 15

TABLE 2 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 36

TABLE 3 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 39

TABLE 4 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 41

TABLE 5 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET (Y-O-Y), BY REGION, 2020-2027 (%) 42

TABLE 6 NORTH AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY COUNTRY (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 42

TABLE 7 NORTH AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET (Y-O-Y), BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (%) 43

TABLE 8 NORTH AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 44

TABLE 9 NORTH AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 44

TABLE 10 U.S SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 45

TABLE 11 U.S SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 45

TABLE 12 CANADA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 45

TABLE 13 CANADA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 45

TABLE 14 MEXICO SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 46

TABLE 15 MEXICO SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 46

TABLE 16 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY COUNTRY (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 47

TABLE 17 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET Y-O-Y, BY COUNTRY (2020 - 2023) (%) 48

TABLE 18 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 49

TABLE 19 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 49

TABLE 20 U.K SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 50

TABLE 21 U.K SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 50

TABLE 22 GERMANY SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 50

TABLE 23 GERMANY SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 50

TABLE 24 FRANCE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 51

TABLE 25 FRANCE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 51

TABLE 26 ITALY SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 51

TABLE 27 ITALY SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 51

TABLE 28 REST OF EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 52

TABLE 29 REST OF EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 52

TABLE 30 ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY COUNTRY (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 53

TABLE 31 ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET Y-O-Y, BY COUNTRY (%) (2020-2027) 53

TABLE 32 ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 54

TABLE 33 ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 55

TABLE 34 CHINA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 55

TABLE 35 CHINA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 55

TABLE 36 JAPAN SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 56

TABLE 37 JAPAN SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 56

TABLE 38 SOUTH KOREA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 56

TABLE 39 SOUTH KOREA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 56

TABLE 40 INDIA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 57

TABLE 41 INDIA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 57

TABLE 42 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 57

TABLE 43 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 57

TABLE 44 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY COUNTRY (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 58

TABLE 45 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET Y-O-Y, BY COUNTRY (%) (2020 - 2023) 59

TABLE 46 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 59

TABLE 47 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 60

TABLE 48 THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 61

TABLE 49 THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 61

TABLE 50 LATIN AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 61

TABLE 51 LATIN AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 61


13 List of Figures

FIGURE 1 MARKET SYNOPSIS 13

FIGURE 2 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET: MARKET STRUCTURE 16

FIGURE 3 NORTH AMERICA MARKET SIZE BY COUNTRY (2020-2027) (USD MILLION) 18

FIGURE 4 NORTH AMERICA MARKET SHARE BY COUNTRY (2020) 18

FIGURE 5 EUROPE MARKET SIZE BY COUNTRY (2020-2027) (USD MILLION) 18

FIGURE 6 EUROPE MARKET SHARE BY COUNTRY (2020) 19

FIGURE 7 ASIA PACIFIC MARKET SIZE BY COUNTRY (2020-2027) (USD MILLION) 19

FIGURE 8 ASIA PACIFIC MARKET SHARE BY COUNTRY (2020) 19

FIGURE 9 RESEARCH PROCESS OF MRFR 21

FIGURE 10 TOP DOWN & BOTTOM UP APPROACH 24

FIGURE 11 DROC ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET 26

FIGURE 12 GLOBAL IOT MARKET SIZE 28

FIGURE 13 VALUE CHAIN: SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET 31

FIGURE 14 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET 32

FIGURE 15 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 36

FIGURE 16 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 39

FIGURE 17 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION) 41

FIGURE 18 GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET (Y-O-Y), BY REGION, 2020-2027 (%) 42

FIGURE 19 NORTH AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET (Y-O-Y), BY COUNTRY, 2020-2027 (%) 43

FIGURE 20 NORTH AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 43

FIGURE 21 NORTH AMERICA SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 44

FIGURE 22 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY COUNTRY (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 47

FIGURE 23 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET Y-O-Y, BY COUNTRY (2020 - 2023) (%) 48

FIGURE 24 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 48

FIGURE 25 EUROPE SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 49

FIGURE 26 ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET Y-O-Y, BY COUNTRY (%) (2020-2027) 53

FIGURE 27 ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 54

FIGURE 28 ASIA PACIFIC SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 54

FIGURE 29 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY COUNTRY (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 58

FIGURE 30 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET Y-O-Y, BY COUNTRY (%) (2020 - 2023) 58

FIGURE 31 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 59

FIGURE 32 REST OF THE WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR INSPECTION SYSTEM MARKET, BY END-USER (USD MILLION) (2020-2027) 60

FIGURE 33 MAJOR MANUFACTURER MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2020 63

FIGURE 34 MAJOR MANUFACTURERS KEY DEVELOPMENT LANDSCAPE (2020-2027) 63

FIGURE 35 MAJOR MANUFACTURERS KEY DEVELOPMENT LANDSCAPE, BY YEAR (2020-2027) 63

Semiconductor Inspection System Market

Increasing demand for semiconductor wafers in consumer electronics is driving the semiconductor inspection system market creating a highly competitive landscape.


A few players dominate the semiconductor inspection system market. Among them, Applied Materials, Inc. is one of the leading providers of semiconductor inspection system solutions holding a 13% share. Recently, KLA-Tencor has introduced its next-generation e-beam inspection system (PROVision) to ensure accurate process characterization, prediction, and detection of performance and yield-limiting defects throughout the company's IC fab-based reticle inspection portfolio.


KLA-Tencor Corporation manufactures mixed-signal semiconductors and holds 11% market share. KLA-Tencor's inspection and metrology products and related offerings include chip manufacturing, wafer manufacturing, reticle manufacturing, light emitting diode (LED), power device and compound semiconductor manufacturing, data storage media/head manufacturing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturing, and general purpose/lab applications. Recently, KLA-Tencor Corporation acquired Orbotech to expand its market reach within the electronics value chain apart from process control.


ASML Holding NV is a manufacturer of chip-making equipment engaged in the development, production, marketing, and servicing of advanced semiconductor equipment, consisting of lithography related systems and holds a 9% share. The company primarily offers lithographic systems and related products.


Hitachi High Technologies Corp. is engaged in the development, manufacturing, marketing, and sale of electronic and electrical equipment systems and holds 8% share. The company’s strategic approach is to launch various new products to reinforce the development framework for addressing the changing customer needs in next-generation cutting-edge processes and memory mass production technologies.


Nikon Metrology specializes in the manufacturing of metrology solutions for automotive, aerospace, telecommunication/satellites, energy, consumer goods/white goods/household, medical, electronics, universities/research, and manufacturing markets. It holds a 6% market share. The company focuses on new product development by investing in its research and development, and product enhancement strategies heavily in order to expand their product portfolio to various industry verticals.