SEMI (Headquarters: Milpitas, Calif., USA) announced that total worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment (new) in 2020 increased 19% from $ 59.8 billion in 2019 to $ 71.2 billion on April 13 (the U.S. time). Announced that it became. Details of this data are provided in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) published by SEMI. (Logo quoted from Yahoo's image)


By region, China became the first largest market for new semiconductor manufacturing equipment, with sales of $ 18.72 billion, up 39% year-on-year. Taiwan, the second-largest equipment market, had sales of $ 17.15 billion, flat from 2019, when it grew significantly. South Korea remained in third place with a 61% increase to $ 16.08 billion. Both Japan and Europe, whose markets contracted in 2019, showed a recovery in 2020, with Japan growing 21% and Europe growing 16%. North America, which has seen positive growth for the third consecutive year, fell 20% in 2020.


By equipment category, sales of wafer processing equipment increased 19% and other front-end equipment increased 4%. Sales of assembly and packaging equipment and test equipment grew vigorously in all regions, with the 2020 market up 34% and total test equipment sales up 20%.


WWSEMS is a statistical report on monthly sales of the world semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry, which is a compilation of data submitted by each member company jointly by SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).