Top Five Test and Burn-in Socket Suppliers for 2017 Released by VLSIresearch

    May 22, 2018: VLSIresearch releases latest report detailing the 2017 Top Five Suppliers of Test and Burn-in Sockets to the semiconductor industry. 


    The top five suppliers, Yamaichi Electronics, Enplas, ISC, LEENO Industrial, and Smiths Connectors accounted for more than 39% of the total market in 2017, up from 38% the previous year. Yamaichi Electronics, a supplier of both test sockets and burn-in sockets, enjoyed a highly successful year with growth of 24.4% and was the largest supplier with sales of over $138M.  Enplas, a specialist supplier of burn-in sockets with revenues of $105M was around $20M ahead of third placed ISC which is the largest supplier of test sockets. LEENO and Smiths Connectors retained their ranking positions of fourth and fifth, respectively.


    The test and burn-in socket market continues to be highly fragmented and Yamaichi Electronics is the only company that has been able to achieve more than a 10% share of the combined market for test sockets and burn-in sockets.


    John West, Managing Director, VLSIresearch Europe commented: “While the overall cost of test and burn-in sockets per device tested is trending flat, the cost of test sockets for high pin count devices is spiraling upwards and is cause for concern. The big challenge for the industry is to find a way to mitigate these costs as there is no obvious solution to the problem”.


    The source of this data came from analysis published in VLSI’s Test and Burn-In Socket report. More information is available here:



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