Don't the laser industry count on semiconductors in 2013?
Laser is an emerging science developed in the 1960s. It is a coherent light with the characteristics of high brightness, good directionality, and good monochromaticity. The application of laser to material processing has caused a fundamental change in the manufacturing industry and solved many problems that cannot be solved by conventional methods. In the aerospace industry, the success of laser welding of aluminum alloys is considered a technological revolution in the aircraft industry. The use of laser processing technology in the automobile industry has realized a major change from design to manufacturing of automobiles, optimized automobile structure, reduced automobile weight, and ultimately improved automobile performance and reduced fuel consumption. Laser finishing and laser micro-processing not only promote the development of the microelectronics industry, but also provide conditions for micro-machine manufacturing. In addition, traditional processing methods are mostly force transmission, so the processing speed is limited, while laser processing is more light transmission, with small inertia, large flexibility, and high laser energy density, processing speed can be very fast, laser processing is known A common processing method for the future manufacturing systemu0026rdquo;. In short, the rapid development of laser processing technology worldwide is causing a new industrial revolution, and finally the material processing industry will transition from the current era of electrical processing to the era of optical processing. Under the global economic downturn in 2012, the uncertainty and worries experienced by laser manufacturers in the aftershocks of the economyu0026rdquo; will still exist in the years following the Great Recession. However, from the perspective of long-term sales expectations, lasers are showing an upward trend as a mature technology that plays an important role in economic growth in many areas that are hardly affected by regional or global economic downturns. Although the global debt crisis is expected to limit certain capital equipment expenditures in 2013, lasers are expected to stand out by virtue of their ability to automate manufacturing, improve efficiency, and reduce energy consumption, thereby making companies more competitive in the economic storm. 'Semiconductor manufacturing is developing rapidly, and green' technology undoubtedly has a bright future, which requires new laser processing techniques and technologies to obtain higher production quality, yield and output. In addition to the continuous development of laser systems, new processing technologies and applications, improvements in beam transmission and optical systems, and new research on the interaction between laser beams and materials are all necessary to keep green technological innovation going forward. What achievements will laser technology achieve in the semiconductor industry in 2013? Semiconductor market: I feel sad. Although the micromachining of smart electronic device components will continue to bring positive momentum to fiber laser manufacturers, laser manufacturers that mainly rely on semiconductor capital equipment procurement will experience ups and downs in 2013. As the semiconductor industry shifts from 45nm to 20nm or higher nodes, more manufacturing steps are required to process more layers and new materials, which leads to an increase in capital intensity. 'The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Association (SEMI) Senior Director of Industry Research and Statistics Dan Tracy said that in 2010 and 2011, the semiconductor industry achieved a firm recovery in capacity expansion, while also shifting to more advanced process technologies. The reduction in capacity expansion in 2012 has brought more uncertainty to the semiconductor industry. Some analysts predict that capital expenditures in the semiconductor industry will experience negative growth in 2013. 'Tracy also added that the semiconductor capital equipment market is cyclical, and the recently reported equipment data reflects a more sluggish industry situation in the second half of 2012. The order-to-shipment ratio in October 2012 was 0.75, and the order volume was approximately 20% lower than in October 2011. (The above is edited and reproduced from the Internet by the laser cutting machine, please indicate the source.)