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July 27, 2011 08:56 ET

Research on Veeco Instruments Inc. and Applied Materials Inc. - Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Sees Positive Trends

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry and has completed analytical research on Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) and Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

Several positive trends are emerging for the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials sector. One has been the strong demand for electronics in the emerging world. While sales will likely be slow domestically and in Europe thanks to soft consumer spending on PCs, companies are seeing the growing affluence of the emerging markets' middle-class empower a great deal of electronics spending. This in turn drives up for demand for semiconductors and the equipment used to make them. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

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Companies like Applied Materials Inc. have been feeling positive about this trend. Applied Materials recently reaffirmed its forecasts, saying emerging markets' strength will offset its other weaknesses. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Applied Materials Inc. at www.stockcall.com/AMAT270711.pdf.

Another positive trend for the sector has been in the LED markets. While overall LED related revenue is only anticipated to grow 4% in 2011 on the back of the erosion of margins from competition, the growth of LEDs for general lighting purposes seems to point towards long-term growth. Backlighting sales growth is relatively weak, but the general lighting market is believed to be growing at about 29% this year. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Veeco Instruments Inc. at www.stockcall.com/VECO270711.pdf.

As this market continues to grow, so will the competition. With Chinese companies receiving some subsidies from their government, companies like Veeco Instruments Inc. will have to fight hard to take advantage of the growing market. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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