Top 10 global semiconductor equipment suppliers in 2023
The chip manufacturing process is complex and relies on a global supply chain from materials to chemicals, from software to test equipment. Part of the global demand for the semiconductor industry has been impacted recently, but the long-term demand is still there, making the related equipment market still perform well. The following is a list of the top 10 global semiconductor equipment suppliers in 2023.
|Headquarters||Santa Clara, California, U.S.|
Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT) is an American corporation that supplies equipment, services and software for the manufacture of semiconductor (integrated circuits) chips for electronics, flat panel displays for computers, smartphones, televisions, and solar products. Integral to the growth of Silicon Valley, the company also supplies equipment to produce coatings for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications.
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Tokyo Electron Limited, or TEL, is a Japanese electronics and semiconductor company headquartered in Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded as Tokyo Electron Laboratories, Inc. in 1963.
TEL is best known as a supplier of equipment to fabricate integrated circuits (IC), flat panel displays (FPD), and photovoltaic cells (PV). Tokyo Electron Device, or TED, is a subsidiary of TEL specializing in semiconductor devices, electronic components, and networking devices. As of 2011, TEL is the largest manufacturer of IC and FPD production equipment.
Production equipment for integrated circuits
Production equipment for flat panel displays and photovoltaic cells
Networking devices and electronic components
|Headquarters||Fremont, California, U.S.|
Lam Research Corporation is an American supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and related services to the semiconductor industry. Its products are used primarily in front-end wafer processing, which involves the steps that create the active components of semiconductor devices (transistors, capacitors) and their wiring (interconnects). The company also builds equipment for back-end wafer-level packaging (WLP) and for related manufacturing markets such as for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Semiconductor manufacturing products
ASML Holding N.V. (commonly shortened to ASML, originally standing for Advanced Semiconductor Materials Lithography) is a Dutch multinational corporation founded in 1984. ASML specializes in the development and manufacturing of photolithography machines which are used to produce computer chips.
As of 2022 it is the largest supplier for the semiconductor industry and the sole supplier in the world of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) photolithography machines used to manufacture the most advanced chips. As of 2022, ASML was the most highly valued European tech company by market capitalization with about $200 billion.
Photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry
|Headquarters||Milpitas, California, United States|
KLA Corporation is an American capital equipment company based in Milpitas, California. It supplies process control and yield management systems for the semiconductor industry and other related nanoelectronics industries. The company’s products and services are intended for all phases of wafer, reticle, integrated circuit (IC) and packaging production, from research and development to final volume manufacturing.
Process control systems and solutions that support semiconductor, wafer, reticle and other related industries
Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. is a Japanese semiconductor and electronics company, headquartered in Kyoto, engaged in the manufacture and sale of equipment for the manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays, storage media (such as optical discs) and precision technology manufacturing equipment.
Solar Cell equipment
7. Hitachi High-Tech
Hitachi gets high techy with Hitachi High-Tech, which makes manufacturing equipment used in semiconductor production, such as chip mounters and etching and inspection systems; analytical and clinical instruments, such as electron microscopes and DNA sequencers; manufacturing equipment for flat-panel displays (FPD), liquid crystal displays (LCD), and hard disks; and metrology and inspection equipment.
The company also sells steel, plastics, silicon wafers, fine chemicals, optical components, and automotive-related devices and materials. Hitachi High-Tech generates 42% of its sales in Japan. Hitachi owns nearly 52% of the company’s stock.
|Headquarters||Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan|
Advantest Corporation is a Japanese leading manufacturer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry, and a manufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design, production and maintenance of electronic systems including fiber optic and wireless communications equipment and digital consumer products. Based in Tokyo, Advantest produces Memory, SoC and RF test systems.
DISCO Corporation is a Japanese precision tools maker, especially for the semiconductor production industry.
The company makes dicing saws and laser saws to cut semiconductor silicon wafers and other materials; grinders to process silicon and compound semiconductor wafers to ultra-thin levels; polishing machines to remove the grinding damage layer from the wafer back-side and to increase chip strength.
ASM International is a Dutch headquartered multinational corporation that specializes in the design, manufacturing, sales, and service of semiconductor wafer processing equipment for the fabrication of semiconductor devices. ASM’s products are used by semiconductor manufacturers in front-end wafer processing in their semiconductor fabrication plants. ASM’s technologies include atomic layer deposition, epitaxy, chemical vapor deposition, and diffusion.
Equipment for semiconductor fabrication