The world market for failure analysis equipment was worth US$3143 million in 2009, rising to US$4996 million by 2015. This market covers the following equipment types: Focused Ion Beam, Broad Ion Milling, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy, Reactive Ion Etching, Ion Milling, Chemical Mechanical Planarization and related equipment markets for Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopy. The failure analysis equipment market is dominated by large multinational companies offering a wide range of products across a variety of platforms. Main players are FEI Company, Hitachi, JEOL and Carl Zeiss SMT. These companies have been selling capital equipment to the semiconductors and data storage market for a number of years and make a significant investment in sales and marketing; they typically have a broad range of products and an established global network of sales channels for such products.
As a result of the global economic downturn, constrained financing environment and a slowdown in capital spending on equipment is impacting most end markets and customers. While it is currently unclear how long this overall negative business climate will continue, most companies are seeking to position themselves to capitalize on long-term technology growth opportunities in semiconductors, bio-medicine and life sciences, LED and solar and nanotechnology.
A particular strategic focus of larger companies especially has been to allocate additional research and development spending towards end markets they believe offer significant growth opportunities, such as the LED and solar markets, as contrasted with traditional, maturing markets such as data storage and semiconductor. Markets such as forensics, petrochemicals and mining have also been identified as potentially significant future markets.
This new 196 page report provides a comprehensive analysis of current and future markets for failure analysis equipment. Contents include:
- Over 140 tables and figures
- Revenues forecasts by equipment type, by market and by region
- Market share analysis
- End user markets in semiconductors and data storage, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, fiber optics, transistors, ceramics, metals, bio-medical and life sciences and polymers
- Over 50 equipment provider profiles including all product offerings