Semiconductor manufacturing

Semiconductor manufacturing
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Taking a long view, semiconductor equipment manufacturing is at commanding heights, with a very select club of companies capable of the most complex technological feats in R&D and production. Their clients, the chip-makers with the financial – and technical- ability to build the mega-factories for the new generations of chips, are in effect partners in a shared effort 

With tens of billions of dollars at stake, and only very few players on either side, this great game is a technological race in the shadows of geopolitical strategies, protective of national interests.

Manufacturing has become a vastly concentrated affair with 10 firms securing over 90% of worldwide sales and the top 5 manufacturers – Applied Materials AMAT/NASDAQ (US), LAM Research  LRCX/NASDAQ (US), Tokyo Electron TOELY/OTC (Japan), ASML ASML/NASDAQ (Netherlands) and KLA Tencor KLAC/NASDAQ (US)  – responsible for more than 2/3 of world turnover 

Our theme is focused on best-known and very large specialized firms involved in the manufacturing process

With one exception (KLA-Tencor) included on the production-side of manufacturing because of its size, quality control systems, the metrology/inspection equipment specialists, which are ultimately responsible for reliable output, have been set aside in a theme dedicated to 'Precision measurement' 

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Semiconductor manufacturing • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Momentum Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
Amkor Technology AMKR NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors - Outsourced Services USD 19.88 4.8 B 104.1% Weak Down 58%   10% -25%
Applied Materials AMAT NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors – CapitalEqupt USD 131.73 120 B 158.3% Neutral 44%   8% -14%
ASE Technology Holding ASX NYSE Technology Semiconductors - Outsourced Services USD 7.83 6.8 B 78.7% Neutral 40%   5% -17%
ASM International ASMIY OTC Technology Semiconductors – Lithography USD 305.69 - 185.1% Neutral 43%   5% -20%
ASM Pacific Technology ASMVY OTC Technology Semiconductors – CapitalEqupt USD 42.65 - 39.3% Weak Up 48%   3% -29%
ASML Holding (ADR) ASML NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors – Lithography USD 644.34 268 B 115.5% Strong Up 37%   7% -17%
Cadence Design Systems CDNS NASDAQ Technology Software - Product Development USD 126.90 35 B 56.0% Neutral 35%   5% -19%
Canon CAJ NYSE Technology Printing Imaging & Optical Lenses USD 23.55 25 B 19.2% Weak Up 33%   2% -27%
Entegris ENTG NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors - Process Equipt USD 111.30 15 B 109.5% Neutral 40%   7% -17%
KLA-Tencor KLAC NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors – Metrology & TestEquipt USD 315.89 49 B 95.0% Neutral 43%   8% -18%
Kulicke and Soffa Industries KLIC NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors – CapitalEqupt USD 48.48 3.0 B 120.7% Neutral 47%   7% -18%
Lam Research Corporation LRCX NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors – CapitalEqupt USD 617.44 88 B 151.4% Neutral 46%   9% -16%
Nikon ADR NINOY OTC Technology Printing Imaging & Optical Lenses USD 9.37 - 5.0% Neutral 40%   2% -41%
Teradyne TER NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors – Metrology & TestEquipt USD 125.94 21 B 102.4% Neutral 46%   8% -27%
Tokyo Electron TOELY OTC Technology Semiconductors – CapitalEqupt USD 111.00 - 108.8% Neutral 35%   5% -15%
Veeco Instruments VECO NASDAQ Technology Semiconductors - Process Equipt USD 22.31 1.1 B 93.2% Weak Up 53%   8% -26%