SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Applied Materials Inc. ruled the overall deposition equipment market in 2009, according to a report from Barclays Capital, which cited Gartner Inc. as its source.
In 2009, Applied had a 49 percent share of the overall deposition market, followed by Tokyo Electron Ltd. (17 percent), Novellus (16 percent) and others (19 percent), according to the report. In 2008, Applied had 49 percent, TEL had 17 percent, Novellus had 14 percent and others had 20 percent, the report said.
The figures do not include MOCVD.
''While there was little market share shift in the deposition market, with only Novellus's share among the large players inching up slightly to 16 percent, the interesting takeaway in the deposition market is the multi-year decline of CVD as a percentage of the deposition market, with PVD and ECD gaining dominance,'' said C.J. Muse, an analyst with the Barclays, in the report.
''While the ECD increase is driven by the investment in TSV and copper migration, we attribute the decline of
CVD to continued intense competition among the top players both on price and throughput,'' Muse said. ''Looking forward, we anticipate little changes in
CVD share at Novellus and Applied, and in PVD our checks suggest Novellus gained share in Samsung memory though lost some share at Samsung LSI. The key to trends in 2010 will really be mixshift in the customer base, as Novellus continues to have minimal exposure at the Taiwanese DRAM companies.''