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  "Growth tied to recent acquisitions of Applied Films, Brooks Software"

AMAT's current growth opportunities are closely tied with the success of the companies recent acquisitions of Applied Films, Brooks Software, and eventually HCT Shaping Systems. If these acquisitions are not successful then AMAT has few other growth possibilities.

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  Increasing chip complexity raises design costs

Increasing chip complexity raises design costs and that coupled with increased fab construction costs could deter many semiconductor companies from investing in new chip designs. This results in fewer customers for AMAT.

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  AMAT is at the mercy of the deeply cyclical semiconductor industry

AMAT is at the mercy of the deeply cyclical semiconductor industry. The last major downturn was in 2000.

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  Growth tied to recent acquisitions of Applied Films, Brooks Software

AMAT's current growth opportunities are closely tied with the success of the companies recent acquisitions of Applied Films, Brooks Software, and eventually HCT Shaping Systems. If these acquisitions are not successful then AMAT has few other growth possibilities.

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