SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Applied Materials
Inc. continued to lead the semiconductor equipment sales in 1Q 2010, according to VLSI Research Inc.
achieved the highest growth in 1Q among the top 10 suppliers, driven by strong
demand of its SOC test systems, according to the firm. Additional companies with exceptional
growth in 1Q 2010 are Tokyo Electron, Lam Research, and Nikon.