The Growing Influence of Software in the Semiconductor Industry

Top 10 Semiconductor Manufacturing Solution Companies - 2021

The semiconductor industry is in the midst of technological disruption, highlighting the significance of reinventing chip manufacturing methods. As such, forward-looking chip manufacturers are increasingly relying on and leveraging the advancements in technology to realize unparalleled manufacturing efficiency.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked a new wave of innovation in semiconductor manufacturing. AI helps semiconductor manufacturers reduce material losses, improve production efficiency, and save time. On the other hand, 3D printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground in semiconductor manufacturing as it eliminates the limitations of traditional manufacturing technologies, thereby enabling the freedom of design and making way for a seamless transition from prototyping to low volume production of bespoke parts.

Besides, extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) is expected to bring radical progress to one of the most important steps in semiconductor manufacturing—photolithography. The utilization of extreme ultraviolet light source will allow chip manufacturers to seamlessly define finer and denser patterns and expedite the fabrication process.

As such, the technological transitions in the arena open up a universe of new possibilities for semiconductor manufacturing solution providers to develop and introduce innovative solutions. This implies that chip manufacturers looking for competent solutions have to choose from a plethora of options.

To make this task easier and assist companies in identifying the right semiconductor manufacturing solution providers, Semiconductor Review presents to you, “Top 10 Semiconductor Manufacturing Solution Providers - 2021.”

A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, Analysts, and the Semiconductor Review editorial board has selected the most promising semiconductor manufacturing solution providers. In our selection process, we looked at the company’s offerings, core competency, news/ press releases, client testimonials, milestones, and other recognition.

    Top Semiconductor Manufacturing Solution Companies

  • ASNA is a premier source for semiconductor seals, which are critical for maintaining proper sealing and chemical as well as temperature resistance for the myriad of different processes in plasma, thermal, and wet semiconductor manufacturing applications

  • Ashcroft is one of the leading solution providers for temperature and pressure instruments for critical process and industrial/OEM applications, globally. It offers products including pressure gauges, thermometers, transducers, among others to ensure accurate and safe operations for customers

  • Founded in 1960, Astrodyne TDI is a custom designer and manufacturer of innovative power solutions for demanding applications worldwide

  • Boston Semi Equipment offers innovative automation solutions to enhance the productivity of semiconductor packaging testing. Its automation platform handles diverse IC package types and applications

  • Heller Industries was founded in 1960 and pioneered convection reflow soldering in the 1980s. Established over six decades ago, Heller Industries pioneered convection reflow soldering in the 1980s for surface mount technology (SMT) and since has carried the moniker of a world leader in reflow oven technology. Today, the company also excels at semiconductor packaging and epoxy curing, making it a one-stop destination for thermal processing solutions on an international level. The organization offers a slew of customizable oven configurations including horizontal inline, vertical, and batch that effectuate the best electronics assembly processes. This particularly bodes well for the electronics innovators of today, where, with the advent of 5G capabilities, demand for next-gen smartphones is at an all-time high

  • Silicon Catalyst addresses the challenges semiconductor startups face and guides them from idea to prototype and then to product.

  • Yield Engineering Systems (YES) is a manufacturer of extremely reliable, high-value, high-volume manufacturing processing equipment. YES systems and technical solutions are the preferred choice in multiple growing high-tech markets including semiconductor, display and life sciences–and by several of the world's best and most innovative companies

  • Brooks Automation

    Brooks Automation

    Brooks Automation has been a top automation provider and partner to the worldwide semiconductor production sector since its inception in 1978. Semiconductor chip makers use the company's sophisticated, high-precision, high-throughput robots, vacuum automation systems, contamination control systems, and reticle storage solutions. Brooks is constantly developing new product offerings and collaborating with clients to incorporate our solutions into their semiconductor manufacturing process tools, resulting in increased throughput, yield, and overall cost of ownership

  • Chroma ATE

    Chroma ATE

    Chroma keeps ahead of new technologies by offering customers innovative test and automation turnkey solutions to assure their products' performance, quality, and success. Chroma invests substantial time and money in research and development to provide superior precision, dependability, and innovative test solutions for the technology industry

  • ZEISS International

    ZEISS International

    ZEISS, a global technology leader in the disciplines of optics and optoelectronics. The Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology sector of ZEISS covers a range of critical processes in manufacturing microchips with its product portfolio and expertise. Its products include semiconductor manufacturing optics, lithography optics, and photomask systems, and semiconductor manufacturing process management solutions. Oberkochen is the headquarters of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. Jena, Rossdorf, and Wetzlar in Germany and Bar-Lev in Israel, Pleasanton, CA, and Peabody, MA, are among the other locations (USA)