Tuesday, May 17, 2016

VLSI Research - Top 10 Critical Subsystems Suppliers for 2015

A bit late but interesting ranking for those of you interested in semiconductor processing equipment. As released in April by VLSI Research. It is also interesting to see that European companies are strong in this market.

VLSIresearch released its 2015 Top 10 Suppliers of Critical Subsystems to the Semiconductor and Related Manufacturing Industries today.  Sales of critical subsystems were relatively flat with a value of $8.1B in 2015, while six of the Top 10 suppliers achieved sales growth. The Top 10 suppliers now account for 48% of all critical subsystems sales.

There were no changes in the top five rankings list this year due to stable market conditions and the absence of major mergers and acquisitions. Carl Zeiss SMT retained the top spot with sales just above $1B. Edwards, in second place, narrowed the gap slightly with sales of $630M. MKS Instruments once again benefited from the diversity of its product range to hold third position with sales of $540M and Brooks Automation managed to keep fourth place. Advanced Energy had a great year and asserted its dominance of the RF power subsystems market by growing 17% to consolidate fifth place. The big gainer in 2015 was VAT Group, jumping up from eighth to sixth place as it continues to dominate the vacuum valve field. Horiba and Pfeiffer Vacuum ranked seventh and eighth place respectively, with Ichor Systems just managing to stay ahead of Ebara Corporation in tenth place.

VLSIresearch includes vacuum valves as a critical subsystem and as a result VAT Group is included as a Top 10 supplier in this year’s rankings list.

More information about Critical Subsystems is available here: https://www.vlsiresearch.com/public/csubs/