Global Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) Market Was 3584.6 Million US$ In 2018
Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
consists of a variety of instruments or cards for testing memory, digital, and mixed-signal at the wafer and Packaged stages, and single-chip system (SoC) components that are also in the wafer and Packaged stages.
At present, in the foreign industrial developed countries the Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) industry is generally at a more advanced level, the world's large enterprises are mainly concentrated in Americas and Japan. Meanwhile, foreign companies have more advanced equipment, strong R & D capability, the technical level is in a leading position.
The market size of semiconductor automatic test equipment is expected to grow due to the growing SoC system and the surge in demand for consumer electronics products. In a rapidly changing market environment, device performance continues to challenge the limits of ATE system functionality. Especially nowadays, the increase of analog and mixed-signal ICs has made ATE equipment originally used for testing pure digital ICs unable to meet new test requirements. The elimination of test equipment has accelerated and the test cost has increased.
The global semiconductor industry has the characteristics of cyclical development of technology and cyclical fluctuations in the market. Although the global semiconductor industry has gradually entered a stage of mature development in recent years, industry fluctuations have narrowed and cyclicality has become weaker and weaker, but there are still cyclical fluctuations inherent in the industry, with the cyclical changes in the semiconductor industry, corresponding Semiconductor automatic test equipment is affected by its cyclical changes.
The expansion of wireless networks in developing countries and the development of semiconductor manufacturing processes are expected to provide multiple market growth opportunities in the future. These devices offer advantages such as reduced costs, improved operator ergonomics, test repeatability, and improved product quality. In addition, ATE is capable of testing with minimal human intervention and is a viable option for high volume testing. The demand for automatic test equipment is mainly due to increased unit production of semiconductor devices, complexity and performance levels of devices used in multiple electronic products, and the emergence of semiconductor device technologies.
The global Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) market was 3584.6 million US$ in 2018 and is expected to 4469.4 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 3.12% between 2019 and 2025.
Teradyne, Advantest and LTX-Credence (Xcerra) captured the top three revenue share spots in the Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) market in 2018. Teradyne dominated with 39.91% revenue share, followed by Advantest with 36.16% revenue share and LTX-Credence (Xcerra) with 6.83% revenue share.
As downstream demand grows and technical barriers become less, there will be a huge market space for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE). To grab more market, the little companies have to expand the technology, capital investment and brand influence. To meet the challenge of little companies and keep their leading stage, leading companies need to increase the technology innovation and speed up the product upgrading. In the future, Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) market will still be a market of fierce competition.