Semiconductor Lithography Market Dropped 47 Percent in 2009

Lithography tools for semiconductor manufacturing dropped 47% in 2009, according to the report “Sub-100nm Lithography: Market Analysis and Strategic Issues,” recently published by The Information Network, a New Tripoli, PA-based market research company.

“Revenues dropped 47% in 2009 on top of a 25% drop in 2008,” notes Dr. Robert N. Castellano, president of The Information Network. “On a unit basis, shipments dropped a combined 54%, with 248nm DUV tools taking the biggest hit with nearly a 70% drop.

For 2009, ASML led the market on revenues with a 50% share. Nikon led the market on unit shipments with 56% share.

The Information Network is a leading consulting and market research company addressing the semiconductor, LCD, HDD, nano, and solar industries.

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