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July 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Research Report on KLA-Tencor Corporation and Nanometrics Incorporated - Technology Can't Go Wrong

MACAU--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) and Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO). Full content and research is available at

If customer utilization remains at elevated level, it is expected that the semiconductor revenue will rise in the coming quarters, reflecting the emergence of new products as well as improving demand for devices such as computers and handsets. According to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, the global semiconductor market grew 96% since 2001 and is expected to continue to grow at an annual growth rate of 8%. It is noted in S&P that we will see stable semiconductor equipment spending as well as share gain within certain segments of the market. Asia has seen the most rapid growth over the past decade and now accounts for more than 50% of the global semiconductor market. As a result, this past period has seen investors turn to communication companies with established markets at value prices.

Equity Markets has reviewed KLA-Tencor Corporation as a supplier of process control and yields management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The products are used in a number of other industries, including the high brightness light emitting diode (HBLED), data storage and photovoltaic industries, as well as general materials research. The full research report on KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) is available here:

Equity Markets is covering Nanometrics Incorporated as a supplier of advanced process control metrology systems used primarily in the manufacturing of semiconductors, solar photovoltaics (PV), high-brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs) (HB-LED), advanced wafer scale packaging, as well as by customers in the silicon wafer and data storage industries. Nanometrics standalone and integrated metrology systems measure various thin film properties, critical dimensions, overlay control and optical, electrical and material properties. The full research report on Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO) is available here:

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