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Market Insight: Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers Must Embrace the Internet of Things to Move to a New Business Model

Published: 29 April 2016

ID: G00296389

Analyst(s): Takashi Ogawa


The evolution of operational technology with the IoT will significantly change today's semiconductor manufacturing equipment business. Strategic business planning managers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment vendors must develop and implement a new business model to meet the needs of customers.

Table Of Contents


  • Room for Improvement Still Exists in Terms of Productivity of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
  • Manufacturing Equipment Costs for Leading-Edge Device Production Expected to Rise

Background and Context

The Impact

  • Proliferation of Predictive Maintenance Will Slash the Conventional Maintenance and Service Costs, Pressuring the Equipment Service Business
  • The IoT-Led OT Evolution Will Lead to New Business Model Based on a Measured-Rate Charging System
  • In the OT Evolution, Collaboration Between Semiconductor Manufacturers and Equipment Vendors Will Be Key to Integrate Equipment Control and Operation Data With Other Fab Systems


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