Semiconductor etch equipment is used to remove material from the surface of a semiconductor wafer. The process is an important part of semiconductor manufacturing and can be used to create features with very precise dimensions. Etching is a process in which layers from the surface of a wafer are removed using chemicals. Semiconductor etch equipment is used copiously in various semiconductor fabrication processes.

Global Semiconductor Etch Equipment Market is expected to reach USD 41.73 Billion by 2028 in terms of revenue. In 2021, the market was valued USD 19.61 Billion in terms of revenue the CAGR is 14.13%. In terms of volume, semiconductor etch equipment market size was 20,328 Units in 2021 and expected to reach 47,424 units by 2028.

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Among the different types of semiconductor etch equipment available in the market, dry etch equipment held the largest etch equipment market share in 2020 both in terms of revenue and volume. Reduced material consumption coupled with low cost associated with disposing the materials. However, the wet etching equipment is anticipated to experience the fastest growth rate both in terms of value and volume owing to its higher adoption rate in wafer manufacturing process due to its high etching rate and ease of operation. By equipment type the semiconductor etch equipment can be bifurcated into dry etching equipment, and wet etching equipment.

The semiconductor etch equipment market size can be further segmented by etching film type into conductor etching process, & dielectric etching process, and polysilicon etching process). The market has several application areas such as logic and memory, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems), power device, RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), and CMOS image sensors.

Segment Analysis:

Asia-Pacific is the largest market, with a share about 80%, followed by North America with the share about 15%. In terms of type, dry etch equipment is the largest segment, with a share about 88%. In terms of application, the largest segment is logic and memory, followed by MEMS.

The research report includes specific segments by region (country), by manufacturers, by Type and by Application. Each type provides information about the production during the forecast period of 2017 to 2028. by Application segment also provides consumption during the forecast period of 2017 to 2028. Understanding the segments helps in identifying the importance of different factors that aid the market growth.

By Company

The global major manufacturers of Semiconductor Etch Equipment include Lam Research, TEL, Applied Materials, Hitachi High-Technologies, Oxford Instruments, SPTS Technologies, GigaLane, Plasma-Therm, and SAMCO, etc. In terms of revenue, the global 3 largest players have a 91% market share of Semiconductor Etch Equipment in 2021.

Lam Research


Applied Materials

Hitachi High-Technologies

Oxford Instruments

SPTS Technologies






Segment by Type

Dry Etch Equipment

Wet Etch Equipment

Segment by Application

Logic and Memory


Power Device


Production by Region

North America




South Korea

Other Regions

Consumption by Region



North America

South America

Rest of World

Drivers and Restrains:

The research report has incorporated the analysis of different factors that augment the market's growth. It constitutes trends, restraints, and drivers that transform the market in either a positive or negative manner. This section also provides the scope of different segments and applications that can potentially influence the market in the future. The detailed information is based on current trends and historic milestones. This section also provides an analysis of the volume of production about the global market and about each type from 2017 to 2028. This section mentions the volume of production by region from 2017 to 2028. Pricing analysis is included in the report according to each type from the year 2017 to 2028, manufacturer from 2017 to 2022, region from 2017 to 2022, and global price from 2017 to 2028.

A thorough evaluation of the restrains included in the report portrays the contrast to drivers and gives room for strategic planning. Factors that overshadow the market growth are pivotal as they can be understood to devise different bends for getting hold of the lucrative opportunities that are present in the ever-growing market. Additionally, insights into market expert's opinions have been taken to understand the market better.

The future of the semiconductor etch equipment market

The future of the semiconductor etch equipment market is shrouded in uncertainty. The industry is in the midst of a major transition, with new technologies and applications emerging and old ones fading away.

What is certain is that the market will continue to be highly competitive, with companies battling for market share and profits. Innovation will be key to success, as companies strive to develop new etching technologies and processes that can give them an edge over their rivals.

Consolidation is also likely to play a role in the future of the market, as smaller players are acquired by larger ones or go out of business. This could lead to a more consolidated market in which a few large companies dominate.

Whatever the future holds, one thing is clear: the semiconductor etch equipment market will remain an important part of the global electronics industry, with immense implications for the economy and society.

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