September 3, 2004 – The Working Group of the International Statistics on Vacuum Technology (ISVT) announced global vacuum components and equipment subsystems sales totalled $2.6 billion in 2003, reports SEMI.
The Working Group represents members of the Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers International (AVEM), European Vacuum Technology Association (EVTA) and Japan Vacuum Industry Association (JVIA) in cooperation with SEMI.
The largest vacuum component market segment is semiconductor process vacuum with 38 percent, followed by industrial vacuum at 12 percent, process vacuum at 12 percent, instrumentation manufacturers at 11 percent and thin-film deposition (non-semiconductor) vacuum at 10 percent. The vacuum components market includes pumps and pumping packages, instrumentation, hardware including valves and couplings and after-sales including spare parts and service.
The statistics are based on a quarterly member data collection program, in which suppliers report actual sales of components by segment and region. Membership in one of the vacuum associations (AVEM, EVTA or JVIA) is a prerequisite for participation, and reporting companies represent approximately 80 percent of the global supply basis for vacuum components and equipment sub-systems.