DUBLIN, Apr. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6hqlrg/global_optical) has announced the addition of the "Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.
Optical patterned wafer inspection equipment is used to detect defects that occur during the semiconductor manufacturing processes. The increasing complexity of semiconductor manufacturinge due to new design rules and processes has increased the density of defects in the semiconductor wafers.
This in turn can ruin an entire wafer rather than just a die. Thus, optical patterned wafer inspection equipment is used by the semiconductor manufacturers to detect critical defects in semiconductor wafers. Optical patterned wafer inspection equipment helps the semiconductor manufacturers to effectively launch new products more quickly. This is mainly because they can introduce stringent inspection equipment such as optical patterned wafer inspection equipment in their manufacturing process to prevent any defects in the final product.
The analysts forecast the Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 7.8 percent over the period 2013-2018.
Optical patterned wafer inspection equipment is sold across the globe to numerous semiconductor manufacturers. In this respect, the APAC region accounted for the highest number of optical patterned wafer inspection equipment sold. This can be understood from the fact that the APAC region is today the largest base for semiconductor manufacturers. The APAC region is expected to continue its dominance in the market during the forecast period. Countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan are home to firms that have a strong hold on the global Electronics Manufacturing industry and this is the key reason for the dominance of the APAC region in this market.
The report, the Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Optical Patterned Wafer Inspection Equipment market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Key Topics Covered:
01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
04. Market Research Methodology
06. Market Landscape
07. Forecasting for Multiple Scenarios
08. Geographical Segmentation
09. Key Leading Countries
10. Buying Criteria
11. Market Growth Drivers
12. Drivers and their Impact
13. Market Challenges
14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
15. Market Trends
16. Trends and their Impact
17. Vendor Landscape
18. Key Vendor Analysis
19. Other Reports in this Series
- Applied Materials Inc.
- ASML Holding N.V.
- Hitachi High-technologies Corp.
- JEOL Ltd.
- KLA-Tencor Corp.
- Tokyo Seimitsu Co. Ltd.
- Toray Engineering Co. Ltd.
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