Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing Industry Services | HCL Technologies

Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing


Today, the semiconductor industry is faced with a number of disruptive factors such as EUV, sub-10nm nodes, 3D NANDs, and FinFET, which are powering next generation devices. The imminent proliferation of IoT devices, a burgeoning demand for high performance chips and memories due to smart vehicles, Big Data, and Cloud technologies are further fuelling this change.

To stay ahead in the highly competitive, R&D intensive, and cyclical semiconductor equipment industry, it is essential to latch onto these trends, optimize R&D spend, understand your customer’s needs better than your competitors, and make necessary investments to create differentiated products “First-Time-Right”.

Our comprehensive engineering solutions are designed to meet our customer’s complex and ever-changing needs. We have partnered with semiconductor equipment manufacturers for 16+ years with 10,000+ person years of engineering experience, across all stages of the complex IC manufacturing process, including Lithography, Deposition, Implantation, Etch, Inspection and Metrology, and ATE.

To be at the leading edge of technology, we have made strategic technology-led investments in industry specific solutions and frameworks. Our factory automation solutions, simulator frameworks, and home grown solution accelerators for analytics, device testing, and more, address wide-ranging customer business objectives like faster time to market, cost optimization or geographic expansion. Moreover, our investments in semiconductor clean rooms and customer specific equipment labs make us a reliable extension of our customer’s own organization.

Our key differentiators:

  1. Partnerships with 6 out of top 10 Semiconductor OEMs: HCL has successful multi-decade partnerships with several of the top 10 Semiconductor OEMs across the globe. Our 1500 highly trained semiconductor OEM industry focused engineers is the largest among engineering services providers.
  2. Integrated Engineering Offerings: HCL provides comprehensive end to end product engineering solutions covering software, hardware, mechanical, electrical, product testing, PLM, standards enablement and more.
  3. Semiconductor OEM Specific Strategic Investments: HCL’s strategic investments in the semiconductor OEM domain includes 10,000 Sq Ft of customer specific labs housing over 25 front-end and back-end equipment, 10K Clean Rooms, OEM specific solution frameworks and COEs.
  4. Deep Domain & Process Knowledge: HCL’s deep domain experience has been built over 2 decades  from extensively partnering with OEMs of Lithography, etch, deposition, metrology and inspection, cleaning , ATE, wafer probers and sorters equipment.
  5. Full Systems & Sub Systems Coverage: HCL’s equipment systems and sub-systems expertise covers design, development, prototyping and certification of vacuum chamber designs, wafer handler systems, power distribution boxes, load ports, interlocks, cable harnesses, Host UI, gas delivery systems and much more.
  6. Innovative Business Models: HCL’s Philosophy of taking Relationships beyond the Contract emphasizes win-win business models tailored to customer’s needs and includes outcome based engagements. HCL’s global semiconductor OEM support & services network covers Americas, Europe, Taiwan, China and Korea among others. 

We are the market leader among the Indian engineering service providers in the semiconductor equipment engineering services domain. We are also the premier engineering outsourcing partner to top semiconductor equipment manufacturers.

Value Propositions


Equipment Lifetime Extension

Our lifetime extension services enable OEMs to channel their core engineering bandwidths to next gen product development. Solutions include feature enhancements & sustenance, migrations, patches and upgrades and more

Technology Upgrade and Migration

Our Technology and Migration services ensure that existing equipment stay competitive and relevant in changing business scenarios through software porting, technology, OS & DB Migrations

Value Engineering & Cost Down

Our proven solutions help extract more value from existing product lines by optimizing cost and performance through BOM analysis, module redesign, components standardization , alternate materials & component recommendations

Product Development Acceleration

Our accelerators and frameworks drastically reduce time to market helping OEMs capture more value through simulator frameworks, test automation, tech publishing and more

Equipment Standards Enablement

Our standards enablement solutions reduces product development and factory integration costs through standards compliance check, development and testing of all major SEMI standards like GEM, SECS, Interface A etc

Equipment Uptime Maximization:

Our comprehensive uptime maximization solutions drive improvements in equipment productivity, performance and utilization through equipment data monitoring and collection, error root cause analysis, preventive maintenance and more