Automatic test equipment technology has evolved significantly over the years, from dedicated sequencers to mini-computers, and now to personal computers, powerful in processing and memory capabilities, using commercial operating systems and standard languages. This was to match the pace of diagnostic test required in advancing information technology and electronic industries. Growth and innovation in the industry will continue, fuelled by significant developments in computing, software and instrumentation technology.
Asia-Pacific holds the largest semiconductor market. The market in this region will continue to grow at a robust rate and will be the fastest growing region. China accounts for the largest semiconductor consumption in the world and will continue to contribute as the growth engine as the government plans to promote growth by providing research grants and anti-monopoly laws. Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and India also show an optimistic future. This growth in semiconductor and electronic manufacturing industry will drive growth in automated test equipment market.
ATE are computer-controlled and they test electronic devices for its functionality and performance. It uses control hardware, various types of sensors and software to perform, record and analyze the Device Under Test (DUT). Tests that these equipment conducts can be both very complex (such as wafer testing for semiconductor device fabrication or for integrated circuits) and simple (such as volt-ohm meters or a digital multimeter that measure resistance and voltage) based on the automated test equipment.
The report analyzes the market based on the type of test equipment segregated by the end-user industry. Detailed market shares are given and forecasts for the period 2016 - 2021 for each region are estimated. The major companies in the market like Teradyne, LTX-Credence, Advantest, Aeroflex, Advint, Cal-Bay Systems, SPEA, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH, among others are studied and their strategies are analyzed. Recent developments and their impact on the market are also analyzed.
Key Deliverables in the Study
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2. Key Findings of the Study
1.3 Research Methodology
1.4 Research Assumptions
1.5 Market Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Market Drivers
3.2.1 Growth in Consumer Electronics Sales
3.2.2 Increased focus on sophisticated testing methods
3.3 Market Restraints
3.3.1 High costs associated with testing equipment
3.3.2 Fluctuations in semi-conductor industry
3.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.4.3 Threat from New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat from Substitute Products
3.4.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry
3.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.6 Industry Policies
4. Technology Overview
4.1 Technology Snapshot
4.2 Ongoing Developments
5. Asia-Pacific Automated Test Equipment Market Segmentation and Forecast
5.1 By Component
5.1.1 Industrial PCs
5.1.2 Mass Interconnect Devices
5.2 By Industry Vertical
5.2.2 Consumer Electronics
5.2.3 IT and Telecommunications
5.3 By Type of Testing
5.3.1 Memory Chip Testing
5.3.2 Mixed Signal Testing
5.4 By Region
6. Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles
6.1 Virginia Panel Corporation (Mass-interconnect manufacturer)
6.2 MAC Panel Company (Mass-Interconnect solutions)
6.3 Xcerra Corporation
6.4 National Instruments
6.5 SPEA S.p.A
6.6 Advantest Corporation
6.7 Star Technologies
6.8 Aeroflex, Inc.
6.9 Astronics Corporation
6.10 Roos Instruments, Inc.
6.11 Chroma ATE, Inc.
7. Investment Overview
7.1 Recent Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Investment Analysis
8. Future of Asia-Pacific Automated Test Equipment