June 19, 2018. VLSIresearch released its 2017 Top 10 Suppliers of Critical Subsystems to the Semiconductor and Related Manufacturing Industries today. 2017 was a record year for the industry with revenues growing 33% to in excess of $12.5Bn.
The Top 10 suppliers were the main winners in 2017, increasing their collective market share by 2% from 48% to 50%. Carl Zeiss SMT retained the top spot with sales above $1.3Bn. MKS Instruments outgrew the market by growing 48%, narrowly beating Edwards and moving up into second place. Advanced Energy put in a strong performance as the leading supplier of power subsystems, growing 44% to hold fourth place. A surge in demand for vacuum process equipment helped VAT Valve retain fifth place with 38% growth. HORIBA had a great year and asserted its strong performance in the fluid control subsystems market to take sixth place from Brooks Automation, which slipped back into seventh. Ichor Systems and Ultra Clean Technology managed to jump into the top ten rankings with 52% and 62% growth respectively, just to stay ahead of Ebara in tenth place.
John West, Managing Director, VLSIresearch Europe commented: “In 2017, sales of Critical Subsystems to the Semiconductor and Related Manufacturing Industries saw exceptional growth, breaking the $10Bn mark for the first time. The outlook for 2018 is still looking strong, driven by continued investments in semiconductor memory and OLED display technology. However, the mood for 2019 is cooling as the surge in memory spending balances out.”
The source of this data came from analysis published in VLSI’s Critical Subsystems report. More information is available here:
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