The impact of COVID-19 on the overall semiconductor market is quite visible. In a report earlier, the U.S.-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported Global sales of semiconductors picked 5% year-on-year in February to US$34.5 billion from US$32.9 billion previously.
But in concurrent the European semiconductor manufacturing equipment market is showing strong essence in the Europe market. Germany, for long, has been a dominator in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment market.
In recent times, reports have suggested that the 2.5D segment is enveloping the highest market share in Europe. 2.5D aka interposer technology integrates several integrate several electronic devices in a single package.
The growing demand for 2.5D architectures came into mass-market as applications need for low-power and higher performance are pivotal.
Also, 2.5D architectures are paired with stack memory modules, particularly high-bandwidth memory in order to improve performance.
“2.5D is a more feasible solution for semiconductor technology in the coming years, and numerous applications can take advantage of 2.5D technology. The traditional semiconductor scaling has become increasingly complex and cost-prohibitive. Thus, there is an increased inclination towards 2.5D and 3D packaging architecture to integrate more considerable amounts of chip functionality in a smaller form factor” writes Business Market Insights in its latest report.
However, Germany stands in the fourth position for the largest manufacturer of electronics products across the globe and is also a 6th largest export market of semiconductor manufacturing equipment for the US. Germany is also the most significant European market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Thus the increased inclination towards 2.5D and 3D packaging architecture to integrate more considerable amounts of chip functionality in a smaller form factor will make these technologies the first-choice in coming days.
And as not to forget, one in three chips are manufactured in Germany, it holds a strong position in the entire semiconductor manufacturing equipment market.