LYON, France, According to Yole Intelligence, part of Yole Group, in 2022, semiconductor probe card revenues experienced a slight decline of 0.5%, to a total of US$2.55 billion. This decrease was influenced by the fluctuating exchange rates against the US dollar throughout the year. While some suppliers witnessed positive year-over-year growth in their local currencies, they faced negative growth when measured in US dollars. The soft market conditions were primarily attributed to the declining memory market, but the non-memory market grew by 5.3%. The semiconductor market faced further challenges as it began slowing down in the third quarter of 2022. This trend persisted into 2023, placing considerable pressure on suppliers’ profit margins. However, a long-term growth projection of 5.8% indicates that the market is expected to be worth US$3.17 billion by 2028.
The socket market demonstrated remarkable performance in 2022, with revenues on track to reach a record high. Specifically, the burn-in and test sockets market experienced significant growth of 11.9% during the year, reaching a value of US$1.84 billion. However, the market is forecasted to decline by 4.7% in 2023, with its value estimated to decrease to US$1.75 billion.
Lin Fu, Ph.D., Lead Analyst, Semiconductor Equipment, Subsystems, and Testing Division, at Yole Intelligence, asserts: “Despite this short-term setback, the long-term growth trend remains positive at 5.6%. Analysts predict that the overall market for sockets is expected to expand steadily and is projected to reach US$2.3 billion by 2028.”
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