|Market Size in 2022||Market Forecast in 2030||CAGR (in %)||Base Year|
|USD 738 million||USD 2974 million||19.03%||2022|
Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Equi Market
The global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market size was worth around USD 738 million in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 2974 million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 19.03% between 2023 and 2030.
The report delves deeper into several crucial aspects of the global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment industry. It includes a detailed discussion of existing growth factors and restraints. Future growth opportunities and challenges that impact the automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market are comprehensively addressed in the report.
Automated optical inspection (AOI) is a form of visual inspection methodology that works using automation technology. AOI equipment is used to test and identify any defects in printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs). The equipment, when in use, independently scans the surface of PCBAs and assists in detecting 2 main types of defects. One of these defaults includes quality failures such as non-standard or skewed components or a misshapen filet. The second type of defect includes catastrophic failures, a prime example of which is a missing component. Studies indicate that AOI equipment shows better performance in applications that deal with lower component variability and high volumes mainly because such designs are complicated and time-consuming. They have to be set up for part configuration or specific design which further calls for the use of AOI equipment.
Increasing demand for cost-effective and high-performance consumer electronics to drive market growth
The global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market is projected to grow owing to the increasing demand for cost-effective and high-performance consumer electronics. This segment includes products such as laptops, smartphones, and smart home devices to name a few. As the consumption rate of consumer electronics has grown over the years, the requirement for efficient PCBAs has risen simultaneously. Consumer electronics manufacturers are seeking measures through which they improve the output performance of the device while justifying the associated cost of owning such devices. Moreover, there is a greater emphasis on energy efficiency. Achieving all these points is possible only through the development of high-grade printed circuit boards which, in turn, has resulted in higher consumption of advanced AOI equipment to ensure product expectations are met. AOI technology is a non-contact test method and has proven efficient in detecting PCB errors accurately for specific categories of programmed defects. In April 2023, Marantz Electronics announced the launch of the Mek iSpector inline AOI system. It is entry-level equipment and can meet the need for high-quality AOI solutions at a low cost.
Performance limitation of AOI equipment to restrict market expansion
AOI systems are limited in terms of performance capabilities. For instance, they do not detect any new defects on PCBAs but can only detect defects that are pre-programmed in the system. It means that the product lacks in terms of innovativeness as it can only deliver as per what is fed prior in the system. In addition to this, it also lacks defect detection flexibility. For any new change to be detected, it has to be first programmed in the system which raises questions over the total efficiency of AOI systems. Furthermore, it does not detect errors that may be caused by seal or glue defects and manufacturers may have to invest in additional technology for accurate results.
Rising number of product launches and integration of advanced systems to provide growth opportunities
The automated optical inspection equipment industry is expected to benefit from the growing rate of new products launched in the commercial market in addition to the integration of advanced systems which may help end-users defeat the several performance limitations possessed by AOI equipment. For instance, in May 2022, Saki Corporation, a leading player in the field of X-ray and automated optical inspection equipment, announced the development of a new high-precision, high-speed, and next-generation 3D AOI system. It can be used for extremely complicated analysis and inspection of high-density PCBs along with other tall or very small components. It is expected to deliver in terms of reduced cycles by providing ultra-sharp high-definition 3D pictures.
Availability of other PCB tools to challenge the market expansion
AOI is not the only solution that PCB manufacturers and users have for inspecting printed circuit boards. There is a wide range of alternatives that companies, across sizes are using to improve product performance. Some examples include inspection with infrared rays, X-ray inspection, flying probe test, and in-circuit test. Inspection carried out through infrared rays is called thermography and deals with exploiting the heat dissipating out of the components or the PCB. It is most widely used in power applications. The in-circuit testing method is equally popular as it helps in the accurate detection of defects arising during PCB assembly or manufacturing. Growing number of players offering other inspection tools could cause a loss of revenue for AOI equipment makers.
The global automated optical inspection equipment market is segmented based on industry, technology, type, and region.
Based on industry, the global market is divided into aerospace & defense, IT & telecom, automotive, consumer electronics, and others. The highest growth is anticipated to be observed in the IT & telecom segment as the global telecom network is expanding exponentially. Additionally, the growing investments toward 5G technology across developing and developed nations could help the AOI equipment industry achieve higher growth. These systems are widely used by telecom service providers including communication devices, satellite systems, routers, and broadcasting systems. By 2030, the global telecom sector may grow at a CAGR of over 6.12%.
Based on technology, the automated optical inspection equipment industry is divided into offline and inline. The highest revenue is expected to be generated by the inline segment mainly due to the performance efficiency of this technology. Inline AOI equipment can be used for a detailed examination of a particular defect. PCBs do not have to be manually flipped for the AOI system to access the unexposed side which results in less manual labor and more time effectiveness. Additionally, inline systems deliver results quickly. The average price of an AOI system ranges between USD 50,000 to USD 200,000.
Based on type, the automated optical inspection equipment industry is divided into 3D AOI and 2D AOI. Currently, the highest-performing segment is the 2D AOI section and will continue the same trend during the forecast period. The main growth propelling factor is the cost-effectiveness of 2D systems alongside more specific programming requirements. With 2D systems, it is possible to detect every small and large defect on a PCB. 3D AOI systems may also witness more takers as it can detect defects using an additional dimension.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Name||Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Equipment Market Report|
|Market Size in 2022||USD 738 Million|
|Market Forecast in 2030||USD 2974 Million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 19.03%|
|Number of Pages||226|
|Key Companies Covered||Orbotech Ltd., Omron Corporation, Camtek Ltd., Nordson Corporation, CyberOptics Corporation, Koh Young Technology Inc., Mirtec Corporation, Viscom AG, Utechzone Co. Ltd., Test Research Inc., ViTrox Technologies Sdn Bhd, Machine Vision Products Inc., Goepel electronic GmbH, Saki Corporation, Parmi Corporation, AOI Systems Ltd., and Sinic-Tek Vision Technology Co. Ltd.|
|Segments Covered||By Industry, By Technology, By Type, and By Region|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East, and Africa (MEA)|
|Historical Year||2017 to 2021|
|Forecast Year||2023 - 2030|
|Customization Scope||Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Request For Customization|
Asia-Pacific to witness the highest growth during the forecast period
The global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market will continue to be led by Asia-Pacific during the forecast period. The region is home to some of the largest and most dominant manufacturers of PCBAs. Currently, China leads the world in terms of PCB production and export. In addition to this, the country not only supplies in Asian countries but is one of the most crucial PCB trading partners for European and North American companies. Moreover, Taiwan is considered the hub of manufacturing advanced printed circuit boards.
India has been a strong player in PCB production however, in the last few years, the region has amped up its effort to strengthen its foothold. For instance, as of April 2023, more hearables and wearables products in the Indian region are likely to be equipped with home-grown PCBs which may result in higher demand for advanced AOI equipment. The growing number of product launches along with the rising interest of foreign players in the Asian semiconductor market will work in the favor of regional expansion.
The global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market is led by players like:
Automated optical inspection (AOI) is a form of visual inspection methodology that works using automation technology. AOI equipment is used to test and identify any defects in printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs).
The global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market is projected to grow owing to the increasing demand for cost-effective and high-performance consumer electronics.
According to study, the global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market size was worth around USD 738 million in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 2974 million by 2030.
The CAGR value of the automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market is expected to be around 19.03% during 2023-2030.
The global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market will continue to be led by Asia-Pacific during the forecast period.
The global automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment market is led by players like Orbotech Ltd., Omron Corporation, Camtek Ltd., Nordson Corporation, CyberOptics Corporation, Koh Young Technology Inc., Mirtec Corporation, Viscom AG, Utechzone Co., Ltd., Test Research, Inc., ViTrox Technologies Sdn Bhd, Machine Vision Products, Inc., Goepel electronic GmbH, Saki Corporation, Parmi Corporation, AOI Systems Ltd., and Sinic-Tek Vision Technology Co., Ltd.