PETALING JAYA: Worldwide gross sales of semiconductor manufacturing tools in 2021 surged 44% to an all-time report of US$102.6bil billion from US$71.2bil in 2020, in line with US-based Semiconductor Gear Producers Trade (SEMI).
In a press release, SEMI mentioned China claimed the most important marketplace for semiconductor tools for the second time with gross sales increasing 58% to US$29.6bil to mark the fourth consecutive 12 months of development.
South Korea, the second-largest tools market, registered a gross sales enhance of 55% to US$25bil, after exhibiting sturdy development in 2020.
Taiwan logged a forty five% development to US$24.9bil to assert the third place.
Annual semiconductor tools spending elevated 23% in Europe and 17% in North America, which continues to get well from a contraction in 2020.
Gross sales in the remainder of the world jumped 79% in 2021.
“The 44% enhance in manufacturing tools spending in 2021 highlights the worldwide semiconductor trade’s aggressive push so as to add capability,” SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha mentioned.
“This drive to broaden manufacturing capabilities extends past the present provide imbalance, because the trade continues to ramp as much as deal with a variety of rising high-tech functions that may allow a better digital world with numerous social advantages.”
World gross sales of wafer processing tools rose 44% in 2021, whereas different front-end phase gross sales grew 22%.
Meeting and packaging confirmed distinctive development throughout all areas, leading to an 87% market enhance in 2021, whereas complete take a look at tools gross sales rose 30%.