Wafer Fab Equipment sales declined 8% in 2019 following three consecutive years of big gains

    2019 Semiconductor Equipment Market Share Database Uploads:

    Semiconductor Equipment WFE sales declined 8% in 2019 due to a steep reduction in memory spending. Advanced Logic & Foundry spending increased last year, but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide for the equipment market. Nonetheless, it did help some segments in WFE perform better than others. Lithography was the clear winner with sales increasing nearly 4% last year, buoyed by strong sales for EUV and 193mm Dry Scanners. As expected, Process Diagnostic weathered the downturn better relative to the overall market with sales declining in mid-single digits. Etch and Deposition fell by double digits due to the broad exposure in the memory market.

    Equipment Database Module:

         -  Microlithography

         -  CMP & Ion Implant

         -  Process Diagnostics

         -  Deposition

         -  Other Wafer Fab Equipment

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