Global Automated Optical Inspection (aoi) System Market Bwc19247

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market, By Type (2D AOI Systems, 3D AOI Systems), By Technology (Inline AOI, Offline AOI), By Application (Printing, Selective Soldering, Reflow Soldering, Reflow Soldering, Wave Soldering, Automation), By End-User (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Telecommunication, Energy & Power), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Middle-East & Africa (MEA) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027

  • Published Date: May 2021
  • Report ID: BWC19247
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 130

Report Overview

Automated optical inspection systems are used for visual examination through a printed circuit board that scans a device with the help of an autonomous camera and tests for both quality defects and catastrophic failure. AOI can capture millions of points on the surface and these points are used to analyze the defects in the product.

The global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market was worth USD 750.3 million in 2020 and is further projected to reach USD 1705.9 million by the year 2020, growing at the CAGR of 10.91% in the forecast period (2021-2027). The increasing demand for consumer electronics, a growing need for high-quality electronic components, and rising demand for higher productivity by electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies are contributing to the growth of the AOI system market. The rising demand for advanced Printed Circuits Boards (PCB) and surface-mounted technology wants in numerous machines & devices is estimated to drive the growth of the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market forecast period.

Automated Optical Inspection System Market

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market- Overview

Automated optical inspection systems are used for visual examination through a printed circuit board that scans a device with the help of an autonomous camera and tests for both quality defects and catastrophic failure. AOI can capture millions of points on the surface and these points are used to analyze the defects in the product. It is also used to detect a variety of surface feature flaws like incorrect components, open circuits, short circuits, scratches and stains, incorrectly placed components and thinning of the solder, as well as missing components. 

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market Forecast and Trends

Growth Drivers

Automation in Manufacturing Industry

Automation in the manufacturing industry is the primary factor contributing to the growth of the automated optical inspection system market. The application of advanced technologies like voice assistance, Bluetooth, touch screens, Wi-Fi, etc., in electronic devices requires accurate and highly efficient circuit boards for proper functioning, which can be ensured through the use of AOI systems. Furthermore, the demand for the AOI systems is flourishing for ensuring consumer safety. For instance, when the batteries of Samsung mobile phones were exploding, it was found out that it was due to the tiny crack in the batteries, which was invisible to the naked eye. To ensure these kinds of incidents do not repeat themselves, the manufacturers of electronic products are increasingly adopting the AOI systems.

Regulations Laid out by Designated Institutions

The Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC) has laid out certain rules and regulations to be followed by all the automated optical inspection system manufacturers to maintain the dimensional accuracy and the quality of the components. For instance, IPC-FC-234 states clear guidelines for the pressure-sensitive adhesive assembly for single and double-sided circuit boards. To comply with these rules, electronic device manufacturers are increasingly using automated optical inspection (AOI) systems to ensure that their products pass quality checks, which is driving the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market.

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market Restraints

Increasing Complexity in the Components

In terms of programming and operation, automated optical inspection (AOI) systems are extremely sophisticated. If the manufacturing companies do not pay proper attention to its high efficiency, it may lead to high chances of false detection or no detection of issues in cases of the presence of faults. This could cause even more problems in the end-use items and jeopardize their quality. This factor is projected to be a significant impediment to the growth of the global automated optical inspection (AOI) inspection market.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market

The COVID-19-induced pandemic has disrupted the overall global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market. The major consumers for AOI systems are electronic and automobile manufacturers. However, soon after the COVID-19 outbreak, the governments of different countries were compelled to impose nationwide lockdown. Consequently, all the manufacturing and production operations of all non-essential goods like circuit boards, mobile phones, automobile parts, etc., were temporarily barred. This resulted in a subsequent decline in the use and demand for the AOI systems. The market was also badly affected because the virus essentially affected two of the major production countries, i.e. China and India. However, the market is expected to resume soon in the post-COVID-19 period.

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market - By Type

Based on types, the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market is segmented into 2D AOI Systems, and 3D AOI Systems. Due to its low price and affordability, primarily for electronic manufacturers, the 2D AOI system category held the greatest market share in 2020. However, 3D AOI systems are gaining significant traction and are estimated to witness a high CAGR during the forecast period. This is because the manufacturers of AOI systems are consistently working on technological advancements and promoting the use of 3D AOI systems. Moreover, 3D AOI systems prove to be more effective in detecting defects, due to which its market demand is surging.

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market - By Technology

Based on technology, the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market is categorized into Inline AOI and Offline AOI. Inline AOI is projected to grow at the highest rate during the projected period. This is because this technology allows for a faster rate of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) review, which is ideal for high-volume electronics manufacturing enterprises. Furthermore, in an inline AOI system, faults can be detected promptly, and AOI operators can stop the manufacture of erroneous boards right away, preventing mass manufacturing of erroneous boards.

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market - By Application

Based on application, the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market is bifurcated into printing, selective soldering, reflow soldering, wave soldering, and automation. The wave soldering segment dominates the application segment due to its widespread use in large production volumes, allowing for the manufacturing of numerous circuit boards in a short period of time. Wave soldering is a large-scale soldering procedure by which electronic components are soldered to a PCB to create an electronic assembly. The AOI systems detect the presence of any contamination or debris, plugged or missing holes inside the circuit boards, which will help preventing any future complications with the electronic products.

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market - By End-User

Based on end-user, the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market is divided into aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, telecommunication, energy & power. Among these, the automotive industry accounted for the largest market share during the base year in the automated optical inspection (AOI) system market. The segment is progressing owing to factors such as rising demand for PCB in automobile systems such as lighting, driving assistance, and infotainment. Also, the necessity for high-quality electronic components has made the AOI systems an integral part of automobile manufacturing.

Global Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market - Regional Insights

Geographically, the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle-East & Africa. Among these regions, the Asia-Pacific is leading the market with the highest production and demand for the AOI systems. The dominance of the region can be attributed to factors such as the saturation of several electronic component and device-making companies in China, South Korea, and Japan. Additionally, the presence of a large number of automobile and other electronic product manufacturers in China is significantly fueling the market growth of the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market.

Regional Insights

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market Competitive Landscape

The leading market players in the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market are KOH Young, Mirtec, Omron, Test Research, Inc. (TRI), Viscom, Camtek, Cyberoptics, Daiichin Jitsugyo (DJK), Nordson, Orbotech, Goepel Electronic, Marantz Electronics, Machine Vision Products, Saki, VI Technology, AOI Systems Ltd., Chroma Ate Inc., Pemtron, and other prominent players.

The companies invest significant capital towards R&D for advancing their technology and improving their products to stay ahead in the technical competition. Furthermore, the adoption of competitive strategies like partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, product launches, and expansion is also very prominent in this market.

Recent Developments in Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System Market

l  In April 2021, Aurora Circuits, a US-based printed circuit board manufacturer, acquired and installed a new CIM Galaxy VIA AOI 30 um AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) machine. The Aurora's facilities will be upgraded with the installation of this new technology. The Galaxy VIA AOI machine is capable of detecting defects through laser drills.

l  In April 2021, Saki Corporation, a Japanese AOI manufacturer, announced that their latest 3D Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) systems and 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) systems would be on display at NEPCON China 2021.  

l  In March 2021, Mek (Marantz Electronics), a leading provider of 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) technologies, announced the launch of MekCare, a set of configurable service options designed to address a variety of support needs at a pre-determined price.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical data – 2017-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage

North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa

Product Service/Segmentation

By Type, By Technology, By Application, By End-User, By Region

Key Players

KOH Young, Mirtec, Omron, Test Research, Inc. (TRI), Viscom, Camtek, Cyberoptics, Daiichin Jitsugyo (DJK), Nordson, Orbotech, Goepel Electronic, Marantz Electronics, Machine Vision Products, Saki, VI Technology, AOI Systems Ltd., Chroma Ate Inc., Pemtron, and other prominent players

By Type

  • 2D AOI Systems
  • 3D AOI Systems

By Technology

  • Inline AOI
  • Offline AOI

By Application

  • Printing
  • Selective Soldering
  • Reflow Soldering
  • Wave Soldering
  • Automation

By End Use

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Energy & Power

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • LATAM
  • MEA

Frequently Asked Questions:

Ans: The global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market reached USD 750.3 million in 2020.
Ans: The major factors driving the growth of the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market are automation in the manufacturing industry and rules and regulations laid out by designated institutions.
Ans: The key players in the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market are KOH Young, Mirtec, Omron, Test Research, Inc. (TRI), Viscom, Camtek, Cyberoptics, Daiichi Jitsugyo (DJK), Nordson, Orbotech, Goepel Electronic, Marantz Electronics, Machine Vision Products, Saki, VI Technology, AOI Systems Ltd., Chroma Ate Inc., Pemtron, and other prominent players.
Ans: The automotive segment accounted for the largest share in the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market.
Ans: The Asia-Pacific has the highest growth rate in the global automated optical inspection (AOI) system market.