European Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection and Test Equipment Market

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This study analyses the European market for surface mount technology inspection and test equipment, identifying the key challenges, drivers and restraints, the different product segments and end-user verticals, the key participants, market shares, competitive structure and the major technology trends. It details historical market revenues and growth rates from 2002 to date and provides forecasts of these key market metrics through to 2012.

Table of Contents

European Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection and Test Equipment Market, Executive SummaryIntroductionGrowing Importance of SMT Inspection in Electronics AssemblyOverview of the European SMT Inspection and Test Equipment MarketImpact of WEEE and RoHS on SMT Inspection and Test EquipmentSummary of Major Research FindingsOpportunities for the European Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection IndustryMajor Technology and Product TrendsKey End-user Trends in EuropeConclusionEuropean Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection and Test Equipment Market, Total European Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection and Test Equipment MarketIndustry Definitions and CoverageDefinitionsOverview Industry ChallengesIntroductionEducating Electronics Assemblers to Adopt to AXI Poses Significant ChallengesBalancing Cost and Profit Margins Continues to be the Holy Grail of SMT Equipment VendorsMore Equipment Options Lead to Consumer ConfusionIncreased Component Density on PCBs Demands Higher Resolution and Accuracy from Inspection EquipmentIncreased Competition from Regional Equipment Vendors Leading to Market FragmentationLead Free Implementation of High Complexity Electronics Assemblies Increases Defect SpectrumQuality of Local Distributor a Dominant Factor in Improving SalesLack of a Channel to Discuss Sales Locally Slows Regional Market GrowthLack of Communication Standards Hinders GrowthUse of Flexible Assembly Lines Necessitates Higher Throughput from Inspection EquipmentMarket DriversIntroductionGrowth in End-user Sectors like Automotive and Aerospace Electronics is Driving the Market for Inspection and Test EquipmentRapidly Advancing Semiconductor Technology Creates Opportunities for Revolutionary Applications Within Medical Electronic DevicesIncreased Investment Opportunities in Eastern Europe Driving the Sales of SMT Equipment Use of Area Array Products Such as BGAs Flip Chips and Other CSPs Spurs Sales of X-ray Inspection EquipmentTechnology Shift Towards 0201 and 01005 Components Increases the Need For Automatic Inspection MethodsStress from OEMs for Better Quality and Control Processes Drives Demand for AOI and AXI EquipmentUse of Lead Free Solder Instigating Use of SMT Inspection and Test EquipmentMarket RestraintsIntroductionLack of Visibility Restricts New Growth OpportunitiesHigh Cost of AOI and X-ray Equipment Discourages Investments in These MarketsShift of Electronics Manufacturing to Low Cost Asian Economies Limits Equipment Sales in EuropeFalse Call Rates Discourage Investments in New AOI EquipmentLow Replacement Rates Restricting Sales of New EquipmentMarket Engineering AnalysisIntroduction Market AgeRevenuesPotential RevenuesBase Year Market Growth RateForecast Period Market Growth RateUnitsReplacement RateAverage PricePrice RangePrice SensitivityCompetitorsDegree of CompetitionDegree of Technical ChangeCustomer SatisfactionCustomer LoyaltyForecasts and TrendsRevenue ForecastsProduct and Market TrendsPricing TrendsGeographic AnalysisEnd-user AnalysisCompetitive AnalysisEuropean Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection and Test Equipment Market, European Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection Equipment MarketOverviewIntroductionMarket Overview and DefinitionsMarket Engineering AnalysisForecasts and TrendsRevenue ForecastsProduct Analysis and Technology TrendsEnd-user TrendsPricing TrendsCompetitive AnalysisMarket Share AnalysisEuropean Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection and Test Equipment Market, European Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Test Equipment MarketOverviewIntroductionMarket Overview and DefinitionsMarket Engineering AnalysisForecasts and TrendsRevenue ForecastsProduct Analysis and Technology TrendsEnd-user TrendsPricing TrendsCompetitive AnalysisMarket Share AnalysisEuropean Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Inspection and Test Equipment Market, AppendixIntroduction Database of Key Industry ParticipantsCountry Market Share RankingDecision Support Database TablesPrinted Circuit Board Sales Major Aerospace and Defence CompaniesContribution of Industrial and Medical Electronics to the Electronics IndustryContribution of Telecommunications to the Electronics IndustryContribution of Consumer Electronics to the Electronics IndustryContribution of Manufacturing Industry to the GDPList of AbbreviationsAcronyms




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