Global Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Equipment Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Equipment Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Equipment in US$ Million by the following product groups/segments: Screen Print Equipment (Manual Screen Print Equipment, Semiautomatic Screen Print Equipment, & Automatic Screen Print Equipment), Placement Equipment (High-Speed Placement Equipment, Medium Speed Placement Equipment, & Low-Speed Placement Equipment), Soldering Equipment (Reflow Oven, & Wave Oven), Cleaning Equipment, Inspection Equipment (Optical Inspection Equipment, X-Ray Inspection Equipment, & Laser Inspection Equipment), Repair and Rework Equipment (Manual Repair & Rework Equipment, & Semiautomatic Repair & Rework Equipment). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 115 companies including many key and niche players such as ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Assembleon Netherlands BV, Conceptronic, CyberOptics Corporation, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Glenbrook Technologies, Inc., Glenbrook Technologies, Inc., Juki Automation Systems Inc., Koh Young Technology, Inc., Nordson Corporation, Nordson YESTECH, Omron Corporation, Orbotech, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, PPT Vision, Inc., Saki Corporation, Speedline Technologies Inc., Teradyne, Inc., Test Research, Inc., Universal Instruments, Viscom AG, X-Tek Group, Inc., and YXLON International FeinFocus GmbH. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

SMT Equipment 3

SMT Screen Print Equipment 4

Manual Screen Print Equipment 4

Semiautomatic Screen Print Equipment 4

Automatic Screen Print Equipment 5

SMT Placement Equipment 5

High Speed Placement Systems 5

Medium Speed Placement Systems 5

Low Speed Placement Systems 5

SMT Soldering Equipment 5

Reflow Ovens 5

Wave Ovens 5

SMT Cleaning Equipment 5

SMT Inspection Equipment 6

Optical Inspection Systems 6

X-Ray Inspection Equipment 6

Laser Inspection Systems 6

SMT Repair and Rework Equipment 6

Manual Rework and Repair Equipment 6

Semi Automatic Rework and Repair Equipment 6



SMT Equipment Market Steamrolls Back from Recession 8

Recession Halts Growth in SMT Equipment Market 8

A Current and Future Analysis 8

Asia-Pacific: Soaring Growth Opportunities 9

Mature Markets in Europe and USA 9

Inspection Equipment Soars 9

Flexible, Customer-oriented Designs Gain Popularity 10

No New Players to Enter the Market 10

Streamlining of Operations Upstages 11

Shrinking Component Size Paints Brighter Prospects 11

Manufacturers Go 'Green' 11

Value Added Services Become Key Differentiator 11

New Avenues for Growth/Market Opportunities 11

Medical Device Industry Drives Demand for Advanced SMT

Equipment 11

Electronics Assembly Shifts from West to East 12

Next Generation Electronics: A Tantalizing Opportunity for SMT 12

Semiconductors: Budding Opportunities 13


SMT Screen Print Equipment 14

Market Analysis 14

A Current & Future Analysis 14

Major Markets 14

Emerging Trends, Issues, Market Drivers and Restraints 14

Pacific Rim: Brimming with Opportunities 14

Towards Consolidated Endeavors 15

Mix and Match can be Fun But Elsewhere 15

Used Equipment to Thwart Demand for New Equipment 15

New Opportunities 16

SMT Placement Equipment 16

Market Analysis 16

A Current & Future Analysis 16

Major Markets 17

Emerging Trends, Issues, Market Drivers and Restraints 17

Hardest Hit SMT Segment During Recession 17

Vendors Adopt Flexible Approach to Win Market Share 17

Innovation Kick Starts Growth 18

Micro-Sized Packages Thrive Demand 18

Machine Vision Gains Stronger Roots 18

Vertical Partnerships Ensue Success 18

Pre-owned Equipment: The 'Tried' Route to Survive Sales 18

SMT Placement Equipment finds Place in the Burgeoning Markets 19

Placement Equipment Gets More Mobile Communication 'Place' 19

SMT Soldering Equipment 19

Market Analysis 19

A Current & Future Analysis 19

Emerging Trends, Issues, Market Drivers and Restraints 20

SMT Reflow Soldering Equipment Industry in Europe 20

Price Sensitivity: A Major Challenge 20

Lead-Free Solder: Emboldens Growth Opportunities 20

SMT Cleaning Equipment 21

Market Analysis 21

A Current & Future Analysis 21

Emerging Trends, Issues, Market Drivers and Restraints 21

SMT Cleaning Equipment Market 21

SMT Cleaning Equipment Market: Volumes Revisited 21

APT Booms the Market 22

Impact of Government Regulations 22

SMT Inspection Equipment 22

Market Analysis 22

A Current & Future Analysis 22

Market Snippets 23

'Right Timing' Impacts Sales 23

Opportunities Abound in the AOI Segment 23

Automated X-Ray Inspection Systems: A Drive Towards Efficiency 24

Buoyed by Rising Adoption of Lead-Free Solder 24

Market Drivers 24

Outsourcing by OEMs Brightens Opportunities 24

Package Complexity Surges Demand 25

Productivity Optimization Drive: Setting New Vibes for

Second Generation AOIs 25

Shortened Time-to-Market needs Fuel Demand 25

Challenges and Strategic Considerations 26

Second Generation AOI Control Solutions: Design is the Key

for Success 26

High False Calls and Escape Rates Dent Investor Confidence 26

Cost Deters Investments in AXIs and AOIs 27

Multiple Technologies Cannibalize Sales 27

Sophistication of Assembly Equipment Constrains Growth 28

Emerging Trends 28

Drifting from Manual to Sensor-based Inspection Systems 28

Technology Flares Up Growth Opportunities 28

Solid State X-Rays Gear Up to Upcoming Market 29

Competition 29

Table 1: Leading Players in the Global Automated Optical

Inspection (AOI) Systems Market (2010) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 29

SMT Repair and Rework Equipment 30

Market Analysis 30

A Current & Future Analysis 30

Emerging Trends, Issues, Market Drivers and Restraints 30

Repair and Rework Becomes an Integral Part of EMS 30

Escalating Costs of Assembly Up the Demand for Rework Equipment 30

Faster Processing Needs Set in New Growth 31

Growing Outsourcing of EMS Fuels Demand 31

Innovation Upstages Versatility 31

Repair and Rework Equipment also Gets Share of X-Rays 31

Restraints 32

Pricing Undercuts Market Leadership 32


Asian and Eastern European Countries Offer Low Cost

Manufacturing Options 33

Eastern Europe Proves Profitable for Reflow Manufacturers and

EMS Providers 33

Replacement of Equipment with Lead-Free Ones Fuels

Considerable Growth 33

Europe Faces Stiff Competition from Asian Market 33

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