Japanese Companies Top LCD Equipment Ranking

New Tripoli, Pa. – The TFT-LCD equipment market has been on a roller coaster ride for the past ten years, as Japanese companies dominate the industry, according to the report LCD Market: Technology Directions and Market Analysis, recently published by The Information Network (www.theinformationnet.com), a New Tripoli, PA-based market research company. AKT, a subsidiary of Applied Materials, was the…

Semiconductor Equipment Spending Fell 12%

Global semiconductor capital equipment spending fell 11.5 percent in 2013 to $33.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. While wafer-level manufacturing equipment demand performed better than market average, driven by lithography and associated processes, back-end manufacturing segments performed below average, significantly contributing to revenue declines, according to the report. Wafer-level manufacturing outperformed the market in 2013, based on…