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  Leading market share in the semiconductor equipment at 15%

AMAT holds the leading market share in the semiconductor equipment industry at 15%. They are the only company that can provide a product for almost every step of the manufacturing process.

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  $250 million solar equipment deal with Moser Baer India

The $250 million solar equipment deal with Moser Baer India supports AMAT's competence in the solar equipment field. Potential growth in this segment is strong and AMAT initially expected to have made $500 million in solar equipment contracts by 2010. However, AMAT has soared past that intial estimate with a solar deal in 2008 worth $1.9 billion to build multiple solar panel factories for a private foreign company.

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  R&D spend dwarfs competitors

AMAT's $1.14 billion R&D expenses allow the company to stay on the cutting edge of technology keeping up with the more complex chip designs and staying competitive with its more specialized competitors.

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  Growth in Demand for Solar panels will help AMAT

After the Earthquake in Japan, World is seriously looking at Solar. AMAT is in good position to ride the wave

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