Litography market generated $4.8 bln in 2005
On the strength of its $26 mln immersion tool, ASML maintained its lead in the $4.8 bln Lithography Market, according to The Information Network. For 2005, preliminary data indicate ASML retained the lead in revenues with a 53.2% share of the $4.8 bln market for new lithography tools sold, up from a 50.3% share in 2004. Nikon held a 31.3% share in 2005, up from 26.8% in 2004. In terms of the number of new lithography tools sold in 2004, we anticipate that Nikon regained the lead in unit shipments with a 39.3% share of the market for new lithography tools sold, up from 34.1% in 2004 and ahead of ASML with a 32.7% share, down from 38.7% in 2004.