By 2015, semiconductor manufacturing will be concentrated in Asia, with 74 percent of the production and 70 percent of the revenues generated in this region, according to a report by The McIlvaine Company. As such, the report predicts 78 percent of the world”s semiconductor equipment purchases will be for Asian chip fabrication facilities.

Based on these forecasted trends, the McIlvaine Company has made nearly 20,000 forecasts for the revenues of environmental and flow control equipment, repair parts, and consumables.

2015 equipment revenues for environmental and flow control in the semiconductor industry ($ millions unless noted otherwise).

Subject

Semicon Equipment
RO/UF/MF Equipment*
UPW Systems**
Cleanrooms
Mini environments and devices
HVAC
Scrubbers
Pumps
Valves
Asia
32,000
423
702
858
238
502
285
197
484
World
41,000
542
900
1,100
280
644
407
252
620
% Asia
78
78
78
78
85
78
70
78
78


*reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration equipment not including external piping and instrumentation

** ultrapure water systems including filtration, degasification and all related piping and installation.

Asian wafer fabrication facilities use a higher percentage of mini environments than the rest of the world, according to McIlvaine. Also, in some Asian countries, slightly more lenient air regulations reduce the need for scrubbers. Therefore, McIlvaine says the Asian market percentages differs from the semiconductor equipment percentage.

2015 After market and consumable revenues for environmental and flow control in semiconductor manufacturing ($ millions unless noted otherwise).

Subject

Semicon Revenue
Wafer Starts (millions/month)
Pumps
Valves
Cartridges
Membranes
Treatment Chemicals
Air Filters
Air Monitoring
UPW*
Cleanroom Clothing
Wipes
Gloves

Asia
236,600
17
81
196
662
74
353
222
52
59
160
298
484
World
338,000
23
109
265
895
100
477
300
70
80
200
373
605
Asia %
70
74
74
74
74
74
74
74
74
74
80
80
80


*ultrapure water system parts, such as instrumentation, piping but not valves, pumps, and filters

Asian fabrication facilities utilize more cleanroom workers than do facilities in the United States and Europe, according to McIlvaine. This will result in a higher percentage of the market for gloves, wipes, and clothing.