KLA Increased Share of Metrology/Inspection Equipment to 57% in 2019 Says The Information Network

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Feb. 10, 2020 - PRLog -- KLA was the only major semiconductor/metrology equipment company to exhibit positive growth in 2019, according to the report "Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control in VLSI Manufacturing," recently published by The Information Network, (www.theinformationnet.com) a New Tripoli, PA-based market research company.

"KLA's revenues grew 2.0% in 2019, the only company that increased revenue in an overall metrology/inspection market that decreased 14.5% globally," noted Dr. Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network. The remainder of the major metrology/inspection companies had revenues that decreased in double digits."

The above referenced Metrology/Inspection report analyzes 17 different segments of the overall market, and there are individual leaders in each of the segments.

·     KLA, with a dominant market share, leads many of the segments.

·     ASML, the dominant market leader in Lithography, is the leader in the electron beam inspection segment.

·     Nanometrics and Rudolph Technology announced that their merger was finalized in 4Q 2019, and the new company was named Onto Innovation. Separately, Rudolph Technology's revenue dropped 18.3% YoY and Nanometrics' revenue dropped 16.7% YoY in the metrology/inspection sector.

"KLA's global market share for 2019 increased to 57% from 52% in 2018. The company has a unique position as a key enabler of semiconductor manufacturing technology, continuing to innovate by bringing new products and technologies into the market," added Dr. Castellano.

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