SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Teradyne Inc. was the ATE share leader in 2009, according to a report from Barclays Capital, which cited Gartner Inc. as its source.
In terms of share in 2009, Teradyne had a 34 percent share in ATE, followed by Advantest (24 percent), Verigy (20 percent), LTX-Credence (8 percent) and others (15 percent), according to the report.
In 2008, Teradyne had a 34 percent share in ATE, followed by Advantest (26 percent), Verigy (19 percent), LTX-Credence (11 percent) and others (10 percent), according to the report.
''The takeaway on the semi test side was that 2009 tester capital intensity, both as a percentage of overall equipment and as a percentage of semiconductor sales, took a large hit relative to 2009 as chipmakers and OSATs did everything in their power to avoid new tester purchases,'' said C.J. Muse, an analyst with the Barclays, in the report.
''As a result, semi test as a percentage of equipment declined from 7.9 percent in 2008 to 6.9 percent in 2009, in additional to overall equipment decline. This trend was most pronounced in the memory segment, as memory test as a percentage of overall test dropped another 11 percent,'' he said. ''This drove another
downtick in Advantest's market share. However, with semiconductor revenues/units trending solidly YTD, we look for underlying test capital intensity to recover, and for memory test spending to begin to emerge in 2H10.''