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Global Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) Industry

LONDON, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- rt analyzes the worldwide markets for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in terms of spending (US$) for the following Application Areas: Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT, and Others. The Global market is further analyzed by the following Product Types: Memory, Non-Memory, and Others. Components analyzed for the global market include Contactors, Testers, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 35 companies including many key and niche players such as -


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Advantest Corporation
Cobham Plc
Lorlin Test Systems, Inc.
Astronics Test Systems, Inc.
Chroma ATE Inc.



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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Automated Test Equipment: Vital for Ensuring Quality & Integrity of Semiconductor Components II-1 Semiconductor ATE: Market Overview II-2 Market Fortunes Linked to Electronics Production II-2 Table 1: Strong Growth in Finished Electronic Components Sends Ripples of Optimism Across the Electronics Supply Chain Benefiting CAPEX Spending in Semiconductor Industry & Spurring Opportunities for SEMI Equipment: World Electronic Components Market & Semiconductor CAPEX (In US$) for the Years 2016 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 Anemic Global GDP & Volatility in Regional Economies Push the Market through a Bumpy Growth Patch II-3 Table 2: With Anemic YoY Gains in Global GDP, the Electronics Industry & Its Allied Markets Walk the Tight Rope Balancing Growth Against Volatility: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country/ Region for the Period 2012-2017P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Noteworthy Market Trends & Drivers II-6 Boundary Scan and Functional ATEs Boosts Growth of PCB ATE Market.............. II-6 Innovations in Semiconductors & Growing Complexity of Silicon Chips to Sustain Demand for ATE II-6 Outsourcing of PCB and Semiconductor Testing Activity to Asia-Pacific Continues..............II-7 Faster, High Precision and User- Friendly Test Instruments to Witness Strong Demand..............II-8 Smartphones & Tablet PCs Emerge as UI Extensions for ATE II-8 Review of Key Technology Trends II-9 Application-Specific ATE and Functional Testing Grow in Prominence.............. II-9 Increasing Use of Embedded RF Chips Buoy Demand for Mixed- Domain Oscilloscope..............II-9 Performance-Price of RF Testing Equipment to Fall in Line with Moore's Law.............. II-9 RF Test Instrumentation Transitions from Analog to Digital Signal Processing..............II-10 ATEs Evolve Into Software Defined Platforms Supported by Open Software Ecosystem..............II-10 FPGA Based DSPs Become a Mainstay for Advanced RF Test Equipment.............. II-11 Testing Equipment Market Moves Towards PCI Express External Interfaces.............. II-12 User Programmable Measurement Algorithms on FPGA to Take T&M Instruments to the Next Level II-13 A Peek into Secondary Market Forces Providing a Solid Foundation for Investments in SEMI Equipment II-13 The Emerging Phenomenon of Digital Disruption Provides the Right Business Climate in Favor of Semiconductor ATE II-13 Spurt in Consumer Electronics Supported by the Era of Mobility, Networking & Mobile Computing II-14 Table 3: Stable Momentum in Mobile Device Shipments Spurs Opportunities for ATE for Mobile Device Semiconductors: Global Shipments of Mobile Devices (in Million Units) by Device Type for the Years 2015 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-16 New Network Technologies Encourage Growth in Telecom Investments.............. II-16 Table 4: Growing Spends On High Speed Mobile Networks Benefits Demand for Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) Used for Testing LTE Chipsets: Global CAPEX on 4G/LTE and 5G (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2016, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-17 Evolution of Smart & Connected Cars Drives the Wave of Automobile Electronification..............II-17 Table 5: Projected Growth in Automotive Electronics Brings Automotive Industry into the Spotlight as a Lucrative End-Use Sector for Semiconductor ATE: Breakdown of the Global Automotive Electronics Market (In US$ Billion) by Application for the Year 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-18

Table 6: Explosion of Electronic Systems Expands the Addressable Market Opportunity for Semiconductor ATE in the Auto Electronics Sector: Automotive Electronics as a Percentage of Vehicle Production Cost for the Years 2010, 2020 & 2030 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19 Smart Factories & IIoT to Support the Projected Spurt in Industrial Electronics..............II-19 Table 7: The Projected 27% Growth in Industrial Semiconductors by 2020 Sets the Right Business Climate for Semiconductor ATE in the Industrial Electronics Sector: Breakdown of the World Industrial Semiconductor Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2016, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-20 Growing Complexity of Aerospace Electronics Fuels the Need for Advanced ATE for Avionics Systems II-21 Table 8: Growth in Aerospace Electronics Opens New Market Opportunities for Semiconductor ATE for Avionics: Breakdown of Global Semiconductor Revenues in the Military & Civil Aerospace Sector (In US$ Million) for the Years 2016, 2018 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22 A Peek into the Competitive Climate II-22 Market Outlook.............. II-23

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-24 Automated Test Equipment (ATE) II-24 Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) II-24 Components of an ATE..............II-24 Testers.............. II-24 Handler or Prober.............. II-24 Contactor.............. II-25 Interface Boards..............II-25 Mass Interconnect.............. II-25 Controller.............. II-25 Industrial PC.............. II-25 Software Component..............II-25 Types of Testing Methods..............II-25 Applications of ATE..............II-26 Benefits of Automated Testing II-26 Disadvantages of Automated Testing II-27

3. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-28 Advantest Introduces EVA100 Digital Solution II-28 Advantest Introduces New High-Speed T5851 Semiconductor Memory Tester.............. II-28 Advantest to Showcase TS9000 MTA, and NEW TDR Terahertz Analysis Systems for Advanced ICs II-28 Advantest to Display Latest Semiconductor T&M and Nanotechnology Solutions at SEMICON Europa in Germany II-28 Advantest Launches HSM16G Test Card II-28 inTEST Thermal Solutions Introduces Benchtop Systems for IC Temperature Testing..............II-28 Teradyne to Display Integrated Lab and Production Testing Solutions at SEMICON China..............II-29 Marvin Test Solutions Introduces TS-960 Bringing Semiconductor Testing Platform.............. II-29 Advantest Launches New Parametric Measurement Module for Enhancing SoC Testing Capabilities of T2000 Platform II-29 Advantest Launches Sophisticated Tester for Display Driver Semiconductors Used in High-Resolution LCD Panels II-29 STAr Technologies Introduces Hybrid ATE for Testing 3D ICs II-29 NI Announces PXI-Based Test Systems II-29 Advantest Introduces New T2000 1.6GDM Digital Module for Testing SoC Devices on T2000 Test Platform II-29 Advantest Introduces New DPS128HV Module II-30 Advantest Launches Two Test Modules for Advanced RF Based ICs II-30

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-31 aps Solutions and Mechanical Devices Ltd. Enter into a Distributor & Service Agreement II-31 NI Partners with Astronics for Strengthening Traditional Aerospace and Defense Test Systems II-31 NCIA Enters into MoU with Fabtronic & Advantest for a New Chip Test Lab.............. II-31 Advantest Delivers 4000th V93000 Semiconductor Test Solution to Ardentec.............. II-31 Advantest Receives First Order from Shanghai Haier IC for V93000 Semiconductor Test System II-31 Boston Semi Equipment Combines All of its ATE Businesses to Create Largest Independent ATE Organization II-31 Boston Semi Equipment to Take Up Direct Sales & Service for Aetrium Handlers in Asia..............II-32 Aemulus to Produce RF Semiconductor Tester II-32 Unisem Chooses J750-LitePoint for Testing Wireless Connectivity Semiconductor Devices II-32

5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS..............II-33 Advantest Corporation (Japan)..............II-33 Cobham Plc (UK).............. II-33 Lorlin Test Systems, Inc. (US) II-34 Astronics Test Systems, Inc. (US) II-34 Chroma ATE Inc. (Taiwan)..............II-35 CREA (Collaudi Elettronici Automatizzati S.r.l.) (Italy) II-35 LTX-Credence Corporation (US)..............II-36 Marvin Test Solutions, Inc. (US) II-37 National Instruments Corporation (US) II-37 Roos Instruments, Inc. (US)..............II-37 STAr Technologies, Inc. (Taiwan) II-38 Teradyne, Inc. (US).............. II-38

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-40 Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-40

Table 10: World Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 11: World 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42 Semiconductor ATE End-Use Application Markets by Country/Region II-43 Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Consumer Electronics Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 13: World Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Consumer Electronics Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 14: World 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Consumer Electronics Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Telecom & IT Device Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 16: World Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Telecom & IT Device Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 17: World 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Telecom & IT Device Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 19: World Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-50

Table 20: World 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-51 Semiconductor ATE Market by Product Type II-52 Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Product Type - Memory, Non-Memory and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 22: World Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Product Type - Memory, Non-Memory and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-53

Table 23: World 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Memory, Non-Memory and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-54 Semiconductor ATE Market by Component II-55 Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Component - Contactors, Testers and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 25: World Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Component - Contactors, Testers and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-56

Table 26: World 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Component - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Contactors, Testers and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-57

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Current & Future Scenario..............III-1 Semiconductor ATE Vendors Adopt Novel Strategies to Tackle Competition Pressure..............III-1 Military Spending Cuts Fuel Trend towards Refinement of Legacy Test Systems..............III-1 Demand for Military Testing Systems for MRO Services on the Rise.............. III-2 Growing Call for Common Core ATE for All Armed Forces III-3 New Standards and Synthetic Instrumentation to Lay Foundation for New-Generation Military ATE III-4 Unmanned Aerial Systems - A Fast Emerging Segment for Military ATE.............. III-4 Product Launches..............III-4 Strategic Corporate Developments III-5 Key Players.............. III-6 B.Market Analytics..............III-10 Table 27: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 28: The US Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 29: The US 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

2. JAPAN.............. III-13 A.Market Analysis.............. III-13 Current & Future Analysis..............III-13 Product Launches..............III-13 Key Player.............. III-14 B.Market Analytics..............III-16 Table 30: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-16

Table 31: Japanese Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 32: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

3. EUROPE.............. III-19 A.Market Analysis.............. III-19 Current and Future Scenario..............III-19 Strategic Corporate Development III-19 Key Players.............. III-19 B.Market Analytics..............III-21 Table 33: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-21

Table 34: European Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 35: European 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4. CHINA.............. III-24 A.Market Analysis.............. III-24 Current and Future Scenario..............III-24 Strategic Corporate Development III-24 B.Market Analytics..............III-25 Table 36: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 37: Chinese Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 38: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

5. SOUTH KOREA.............. III-28 A.Market Analysis.............. III-28 Current and Future Scenario..............III-28 B.Market Analytics..............III-28 Table 39: South Korean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-28

Table 40: South Korean Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 41: South Korean 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

6. TAIWAN.............. III-31 A.Market Analysis.............. III-31 Current and Future Scenario..............III-31 Large Electronic Device Manufacturing & Semiconductor Fabrication Industries Makes Taiwan the Largest Market for Semiconductor ATE..............III-31 Product Launch.............. III-31 Strategic Corporate Development III-31 Key Players.............. III-32 B.Market Analytics..............III-33 Table 42: Taiwan Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 43: Taiwan Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 44: Taiwan 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

7. REST OF WORLD.............. III-36 A.Market Analysis.............. III-36 Current and Future Scenario..............III-36 Strategic Corporate Developments III-36 B.Market Analytics..............III-37 Table 45: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-37

Table 46: Rest of World Historic Review for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 47: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Automated Test Equipment (ATE) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Electronics, Telecom & IT and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 35 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 40)

The United States (23) Canada (1) Japan (4) Europe (8) - France (1) - Germany (1) - The United Kingdom (2) - Italy (3) - Rest of Europe (1) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (4)
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