SANTA CLARA, USA: Tokyo Electron and Advantest achieved the highest growth among the top 10 semiconductor equipment suppliers in 3Q 2010.
Applied Materials and ASML easily maintained their leadership positions.
Additional companies with exceptional growth in 3Q 2010 are KLA-Tencor and Dainippon Screen. Overall, the semiconductor equipment market grew 16 percent in 3Q 2010 to $13.2 billion.
VLSIresearch expects a cool off in 4Q 2010 semiconductor equipment sales. For the year, semiconductor equipment sales are expected to increase 96 percent, to $47.4 billion.Source: VLSI Research Inc., USA.