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TEL led display equipment rankings in '04

Posted: 21 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:flat-panel displays?

Japan's Tokyo Electron Ltd (TEL) was the world's top equipment supplier for flat-panel displays in a market dominated by Japanese vendors in 2004, according to VLSI Research Inc. (See rankings table below).

Japanese companies dominated the top-15 display equipment rankings, occupying 9 spots in 2004, according to VLSI Research. Three U.S. companies, one Korean and two European rounded up this list, according to the research firm.

TEL's sales in this segment grew 44 percent to $834 million in 2004. The number two position was taken by Ulvac Inc., followed by Dainippon Screen, Canon, Applied Materials, Nikon, Hitachi, Daifuku, Asyst, and Shibaura.

"Clearly the center of gravity in the display business is located in Asia, where Japan-based equipment suppliers garnered close to 80 percent of revenues among the listed suppliers in this report, according to the firm. Click link to see rankings:

See rankings table

- EE Times

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