Increasing technological advancements in different smart devices is boosting the market for semiconductor fabrication software. Increasing demand for smart semiconductor devices along with technological shift from the planar field effect transistor designs to FinFET architecture design is fueling the market. The market has been segmented into by software type which includes process control software, fab management software, IC physical design and verification and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software among others. The market for semiconductor fabrication software, by geography is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and South America.
The market for semiconductor fabrication software by software type is segmented into software type which includes process control software, IC physical design and verification, fab management software, and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software among others. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) software segment is holding the largest market share in terms of revenue in the semiconductor fabrication software market. Shift from the analog, discrete and logic devices to memory devices owing to growing high growth potential of semiconductor memory devices for example 3D DRAM and 3D NAND is also contributing in the positive development of the fabrication software market globally.
The growing adoption of FinFET (fin-shaped field effect transistor) architecture is considered to be one of the prime drivers for the growth of global semiconductor fabrication software market. The increasing advent of smart electronic devices along with IoT (Internet of things) is also fueling the market for semiconductor fabrication software. In addition, shift from planar field effect transistor designs to FinFET architecture design is also one of the prime driving factors for the market. Moreover, increasing technological advancement and upgradation in terms of features among digital cameras, tablets, smartphones, PDAs, and PCs are some of the prime diving factors for the market.
Asia Pacific and North America is holding the highest market share in terms of revenue in semiconductor fabrication software market globally. Increasing number of semiconductor manufacturing hubs is one of the prime factors driving the market across Asia Pacific. In addition, China, Japan, Taiwan and India are contributing a major share in the semiconductor fabrication software market across Asia Pacific. Moreover, The U.S. is leading the market share across North America, followed by Canada and Mexico. In Europe, Germany, U.K., France, Italy are holding a prominent position in the semiconductor fabrication software market. In Latin America, Brazil and Argentina are anticipated to register positive development over the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. Furthermore, UAE and Saudi Arabia are dominating the market across Middle East and Africa.
The companies involved in this market are concentrating on research and development activities along with mergers and acquisitions to strengthen its foothold in this market. Product development and enhancing the features of existing product lines are major business strategies adopted by the companies in semiconductor fabrication software market. Geographical expansion is one of the key strategies that help the companies to expand its presence globally and eventually strengthen its position worldwide. Moreover, strategic partnership agreement with other firms is another key business strategies adopted by the semiconductor fabrication software companies across different regions globally. Furthermore, long term and short term agreements with different suppliers and distributors are also part of major business strategies. Applied Materials, Inc. (The U.S.), Aldec, Inc. (The U.S.), Ansoft Corporation (The U.S.), Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (The U.S.), AtopTech (The U.S.), FEI (The U.S.), KLA-Tencor Corporation (The U.S.), JEDA Technologies (The U.S.), Mentor Graphics, Inc (The U.S.), Synopsys, Inc. (The U.S.), Agnisys Inc. (The U.S.), Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (The U.S.), Mentor Graphics, Inc. (The U.S.), Xilinx, Inc. (The U.S.) and Zuken Inc. (Japan) among others are some of the key players operating in semiconductor fabrication software market.
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