Markets & Products
ASM is a leading player in the market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The semiconductor capital equipment market is composed of three major market segments: wafer processing equipment, assembly & packaging equipment, and test equipment.
Our wafer processing business supplies equipment to the leading semiconductor manufacturers in the Logic, Foundry and Memory markets, primarily for the deposition of thin films. The Logic market is made up of manufacturers who create chips that are used to process data, the Foundry market consists of businesses that operate semiconductor fabrication plants to manufacture the designs of other semiconductor companies and the Memory market covers manufacturers who make chips that store information either temporarily or permanently such as Random Access Memory (RAM).
We have a strong position in leading edge technologies. Our portfolio of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) products is an enabling technology for our customers helping them to manufacture semiconductor devices at smaller line-widths with new materials and 3D architectures. We support our customers to introduce new products such as smartphones and tablets with higher performance and reduced energy consumption.
The assembly & packaging business focuses on assembly & packaging and surface mount technology equipment. For more detail on the markets and products of this business, see the
ASM Pacific Technology website.
Our wafer processing products come from a number of product platforms each designed to host and enable specified process technologies. Products in each product platform are linked by common technology elements like common in-system software framework, common critical components or similar logistics (batch or single wafer processing).
The XP is our standard single wafer processing platform. It's designed to accommodate ALD, PEALD, PECVD and Epitaxy process application modules with common platform standards.
The XP8 is a high productivity platform for PECVD and PEALD. It's based on our common XP platform standard with an expanded configuration that enables up to eight chambers to be integrated on one wafer-handling platform.
The A400, A412 and A4ALD are our batch Vertical Furnace products offering Oxidation/Diffusion, LPCVD and ALD.