The global standard mechanical interface (SMIF) systems market is estimated to witness a strong growth rate of 8.3% during the forecast period. The SMIF systems are used in semiconductor wafer fabrication and cleanroom environments and are a SEMI standard. SMIF system isolates the semiconductor wafer from the production environment, thus protecting the product from contamination, which can adversely affect its performance. Growing electronics industries and technological advancement in the electronics and semiconductors market coupled with a growing economy, and the rapidly growing automotive industry are some of the key factors anticipated to push the demand graph of SMIF systems in an upward direction globally. Moreover, minimizing contamination, eliminating corrosion, and reducing the opportunity for misalignment are expected to further propel the demand for SMIF systems across the globe.
200 mm wafer size is in more demand
200 mm wafer size is anticipated to dominate the global SMIF systems market during the forecast period. The manufacturing facilities around the globe are categorized based on the wafer size they handle and the majority of OSATs and FABs are focused on 200 mm. A 200 mm wafer involves the lower cost of fabrication and assembling semiconductors chips compared to a 300 mm or 100 mm. Moreover, to be on the safer side majority of the semiconductor services have zeroed on to 200 mm wafers as they allow the balance of both the technical and business aspect. However, the need for 300 mm is putting pressure on FABs and OSATs to go for advancements.
China dominates the regional market with the presence of semiconductor components manufacturers in the country
Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold a prominent share of the global SMIF systems market. China is dominating the regional SMIF systems market with the presence of local semiconductor component manufacturers. The increasing adoption of high-end technology-based devices coupled with the minimum electronics prices is also expected to further propel the regional demand for SMIF systems in the near future. In North America, the SMIF systems market is estimated to gain considerable growth in the next coming years on the back of increasing semiconductor manufacturing facilities.
In Europe, the SMIF systems market is growing significantly on the back of the significant presence of semiconductor manufacturing companies coupled with the increasing focus of industry players and government on regional semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure. For instance, the European Chips Act was proposed in February 2022 which is aimed at mobilizing around US$ 45 billion in ‘policy-driven investment’ for the European semiconductor sector by 2030. The plan serves to enable immediate European coordination of responses against supply disruptions, strengthen and scale up production and innovation throughout the European semiconductor value chain, and enhance Europe’s technological leadership, practical applications, and digital sovereignty in this field.
Market Structure and Competitive Landscape
The global SMIF systems market is fragmented in nature with the presence of various players operating in the market. Some of the prominent players operating in the global SMIF systems market include SiSTEM Technology Ltd., HIRATA Corp., MTC Co. Ltd., Intellion AG, H-Square Corp., Entegris Inc., E-Sun System Technology, Shanghai Fortrend Technology Co., Ltd., V-General Technology Inc., and Woori Control Technology Co., Ltd. among others. These players adopt various strategies including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations which directly results in propelling the growth of the global SMIF systems market.
- In March 2022, ASM announced its acquisition of Reno Sub-Systems a supplier of RF matching sub-systems for semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Key Market Segmentation
RationalStat has segmented the global SMIF systems market on the basis of wafer size, handling method, application, and region.
- By Wafer Size
- 150 mm
- 200 mm
- 300 mm
- By Handling Method
- Overhead Transportation (OHT)
- Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
- By Application
- Wafer Processing
- By Region
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Rest of Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- ASEAN (Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, etc.)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa
- North America
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The global Standard Mechanical Interface (SMIF) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period 2022-2028.
Asia Pacific is dominating the global Standard Mechanical Interface (SMIF)s market in 2021.
Growing oil & gas industry and Water and water waste treatment plans are the key drivers of the global Standard Mechanical Interface (SMIF)s market.
Major companies operating in the global Standard Mechanical Interface (SMIF)s market include Emerson Electric Co., GE Company, KITZ Corporation, AVK Holding A/S, Avcon Controls Private Ltd, Forbes Marshall, IMI plc, Metso Corporation, The Weir Group plc, Schlumberge Ltd, Flowserve Corporation etc.