Dielectric Etchers Market Size, Share, Opportunities And Trends By Type (Wet Etching, Dry Etching, Atomic-level Etching, Reactive Ion Etching), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614440
  • Pages : 138

Market Overview:

Dielectric etching is used to create holes and trenches for metal conductive channels. When an oxide layer is etched to leave "oxide isolators" that separate electronics, dielectric etching is used. The semiconductor industry's rapid growth is a primary market driver. One of the most critical requirements in the worldwide electronics industry is semiconductor production equipment. Furthermore, an increase in consumer demand for electronic devices promotes demand for chips, which is likely to indirectly raise demand for dielectric etchers over the forecast period.

Dielectric Etching for the increasing wafer processing market

Dielectric Etching is a critical operation in the semiconductor production cycle. This method removes material off the surface of the semiconductor to form patterns dependent on its applications. The expansion of the semiconductor wafer deposition and wafer processing industries is critical to the growth of the dielectric etcher's equipment market. For instance, ACM Research, Inc., a leading provider of wafer processing solutions for semiconductor and advanced wafer-level packaging applications, has announced the August 2021 release of its Bevel Etch product, which expands ACM's full line of wet tools. The new product employs a wet etch process to remove dielectric, metal, and organic material coatings, as well as particle impurities from the wafer edge. This method reduces the influence of edge contamination on succeeding process steps while increasing chip manufacturing yield. Many large players are also investing in the growth of their manufacturing facilities. For instance, Bosch announced its intention to expand the scale of its wafer fabrication facility in Reutlingen, Germany, in February 2022. It is said to invest more than EUR 250 million (USD 278.2 million) by 2025 in expanded production space and clean-room amenities. Such development intentions are propelling the semiconductor etching equipment market forward.

The market for dielectric etchers will expand due to consumer demand for electronics.

An increased emphasis on consumer electronics is one of the key factors driving market expansion. One of the biggest and fastest-growing industries worldwide is the electronics sector. In today's digital era, electronic items continue to have a significant impact on and define our lives. According to Press Information Bureau, India, in 2020, the global electronics sector is expected to be worth $2.9 trillion2. In comparison, the global worth of the electronics sector is nearly comparable to the size of India's economy, which now stands at US$ 2.9 trillion. As a result, the Indian government issued a road map in January 2022 to reach $300 billion in sustainable electronics manufacturing and exports by 2026. The shift in government focus toward the semiconductor industry is also an important element contributing to the need for dielectric etchers. For example, the Chinese government is focusing on assisting the chip industry and has projected an investment of more than USD 150 billion by 2030 to kickstart semiconductor production. Furthermore, industrial automation, continual developments in consumer electronics, and the use of vehicle sensors are expanding the applications of semiconductors. Their popularity in practically all industrial verticals contributes to the market's expansion.

Dry etching will see growth over the period due to the increased use of silicon wafers.

Silicon wafers serve as a substrate for microelectronic devices and are particularly valuable in the construction of electronic circuits. Demand for high-speed internet devices is likely to rise along with the rapid development of 5G infrastructure. The silicon enhances thermal dissipation and increases performance. The highly designed thin round discs come in a variety of diameters (from one inch to 12 inches) and are used as the substrate material for most semiconductor devices or chips. The etching process is one of the most essential phases in the silicon wafer manufacturing process. Emerging global demand for silicon wafers is assisting in the expansion of the global dry dielectric etchers market. For instance, shipments of silicon materials in millions of square inches (MSI) for semiconductor applications have increased from 12407 MSI in 2020 to 14713 MSI in 2022, according to SEMI.

The Asia Pacific region is estimated to have the fastest rate of growth.

The majority of semiconductor foundries worldwide are located in the Asia-Pacific area, which is home to well-known firms like TSMC, Samsung Electronics, etc. China and South Korea, all hold sizable market shares in the area. China has mastered several chip technologies, while its commercial semiconductor industry is still relatively new, according to a survey done by the Semiconductor Industry Association in July 2021. Even yet, the Chinese government will invest more than USD 150 billion in semiconductors between 2014 and 2030 to narrow the gap. China is set to become more competitive in some semiconductor industry categories because of rising markets and these government initiatives. Companies in China have also been focused on the growth of the dielectric etchers market. For instance, a new member of the company's inductively coupled plasma (ICP) etch product line for FEOL and BEOL conductive/dielectric film etch applications for IC devices, the Primo Twin-Star system (Twin-Star) was formally introduced by AMEC in March 2021. The system offers a cost-effective solution for solving the increasingly difficult etch applications, such as FEOL/BEOL dielectric and poly etch, DTI and BSI etch, and others by leveraging AMECs' reputable single-station ICP etch expertise and the dual-station Primo stage. These initiatives and product launches will boost the growth of the dielectric etcher market during the forecasted period.

Dielectric Etchers Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023 – 2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Lam Research Corporation, Hitachi High-technologies Corporation, Mattson Technology Inc, Tokyo Electron, Oxford Instruments, ULVAC Inc, Applied Materials Inc, SPTS Technology
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By type
    • Wet etching
    • Dry etching
    • Atomic-level etching
    • Reactive ion etching
  • By geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1.  Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Wet etching

5.3. Dry etching

5.4. Atomic-level etching

5.5. Reactive ion etching


6.1. Introduction

6.2. North America 

6.2.1. USA

6.2.2. Canada

6.2.3. Mexico

6.3. South America 

6.3.1. Brazil

6.3.2. Argentina

6.3.3. Others

6.4. Europe 

6.4.1. UK

6.4.2. Germany

6.4.3. France

6.4.4. Italy

6.4.5. Spain 

6.4.6. Others

6.5. Middle East and Africa 

6.5.1. Saudi Arabia

6.5.2. UAE

6.5.3. Others

6.6. Asia Pacific 

6.6.1. China

6.6.2. Japan

6.6.3. India

6.6.4. South Korea

6.6.5. Australia 

6.6.6. Others


7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


8.1. Lam Research Corporation  

8.2. Hitachi High-technologies Corporation  

8.3. Mattson Technology Inc  

8.4. Tokyo Electron  

8.5. Oxford Instruments  

8.6. ULVAC Inc  

8.7. Applied Materials Inc

8.8. SPTS Technology    

Lam Research Corporation 

Hitachi High-technologies Corporation   

Mattson Technology Inc 

Tokyo Electron 

Oxford Instruments 


Applied Materials Inc    

SPTS Technology