From the period of 2022 to 2028, the Global Probe Card Market is expected to reach USD 3,107 Million in terms of revenue, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.5%.
The Probe Card Market's future appears promising, with opportunities in electrical testing of integrated circuits in the semiconductor industry. This market's major growth drivers are rising demand for integrated circuits (ICs), increased high-frequency testing, and increased wafer size. Emerging trends that have a direct impact on the Probe Card industry's dynamics include the development of Probe Cards to reduce testing costs and the introduction of die stacking for advanced 2.5D and 3D stacked packages. The rising demand for consumer electronics such as refrigerators, digital cameras, televisions, laptop computers, and kitchen appliances is expected to fuel the electronics and semiconductor industries' rapid growth.
The growing number of investments in electronic technology is increasing demand for Probe Cards, boosting the market's growth. Furthermore, rising demand for electronic testing and the growing popularity of electric vehicles will contribute to the market's overall growth during the forecast period. The increasing use of semi-conductors in various manufacturing and electronic equipment will be a major growth driver for the global Probe Cards market. Most electronic devices today are equipped with integrated circuits, propelling Probe Cards. Furthermore, the introduction of new technologies into the manufacturing and electrical sectors, such as the Internet of Things, 5G technology, and Artificial Intelligence, will help create lucrative growth opportunities for the market in the coming years.
Key Highlights from the Report
- On the basis of Type, the market is segmented into Cantilever Probe Card, MEMS Probe Card and Vertical Probe Card. MEMS Probe Card have substantial share in the growth of market. MEMS-SP is an abbreviation for logic Probe Cards, which are suitable for flip chips for microprocessors and SoC devices, as well as the fine pitch bump wafer test. MEMS-SP enables highly accurate and consistent testing with minimal variation. MEMS technology enables the fabrication of probes that make micron-level contact with I/Os and power connections on ICs. MEMS probes' precision makes them ideal for supporting the fine-pitch and high-pin count requirements of cutting-edge semiconductor process nodes and advanced packaging.
- On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into DRAM, Flash Foundry & Logic and Others. The largest segment, foundry and logic, is expected to grow at the fastest rate over the forecast period due to the overall growth of the semiconductor sector. Fabless companies save money by not owning such facilities, whereas the foundry model avoids these costs through two methods. Merchant foundries, on the other hand, source work from a global pool of fabless companies and keep their factories running by careful scheduling, pricing, and contracting.
- Asia Pacific is the fastest regional segment in terms of growth. Due to the presence of major semiconductor manufacturers, major suppliers of semiconductor materials, high-end equipment, and special semiconductors, primarily in Japan, Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the Probe Cards market during the forecast period. Furthermore, South Korea has a competitive advantage in global high bandwidth memory (HBM) and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), propelling the Probe Cards market even further. Furthermore, semiconductor integration in automobiles for safety-related electronics systems, automation, electrification, digital connectivity, and security is propelling the Probe Cards market.
Electronic Product Miniaturization
Semiconductor OEMs are constantly investing in R&D to develop micro components in order to meet the increased demand for compact and portable electronic products. This has resulted in MEMS and 3D stacked ICs. Electronic component shrinkage has also impacted semiconductor device producers, as foundries must revamp their manufacturing facilities to enable optimal MEMS and 3D IC production. As a result, demand for testing equipment is predicted to increase, propelling the Probe Card Market forward over the forecast period.
Building 5G Infrastructure
Emerging technologies such as autonomous driving, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and the Internet of Things, as well as semiconductor adoption, are bolstering the Probe Cards market. Furthermore, in order to maintain their market competitive edge, key players are focusing on various marketing strategies such as mergers and acquisitions and collaborations.
North America is expected to grow significantly during the forecasted period due to increased investments in R&D activities, demand for customized semiconductors for electronic devices, and favorable government regulations. With the increasing application of semiconductors across end-users, primarily electronic and manufacturing, demand for Probe Cards in this region is expected to remain robust in the forecasted period. To meet the growing demand for integrated circuits used in an increasing number of electronic devices, semiconductor applications are expanding in manufacturing facilities. As a result, manufacturers are focusing on expanding their production capabilities by establishing new manufacturing facilities.