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2010 Top Wafer Fab Equipment Suppliers

Among the leading suppliers, Applied Materials easily held its top position. The company’s performance was driven by market share gains in a number of its products. ASML moved up to second, while Lam Research took fourth position, states VLSI Research.
Both ASML and Lam Research grew systems sales by over 200%, proving the companies’ product capabilities and the growing importance of lithography and etch for chip makers. Varian Semiconductor moved up to eighth position in 2010, growing 187%. Overall, the Top 10 WFE suppliers grew over 140%, an exceptional recovery from the 2008 and 2009 recession.

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“Wafer fab equipment suppliers grew at record rates and profitability in 2010”, commented Risto Puhakka, President of VLSI Research. “The 2010 results present an industry wide recovery from the recession, well beyond general expectations at the beginning 2010”, continued Puhakka.

The total wafer fab equipment market grew 124.2% reaching USD 29.4bn in 2010, a record growth and the fourth highest year in the history of the equipment industry. VLSI expects the wafer fab equipment sales to grow 20%, reaching USD 35bn in 2011.

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