Applied Materials Delivers Strong Year-on-Year Growth in Quarterly Revenue and Operating Profit markets.siliconinvestor.com “We see sustainable strength in our markets as large, powerful trends drive a fundamental shift in the demand for semiconductors and displays,” said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. “Our broad portfolio of capabilities and products puts us in a great position to outperform our markets and we’re confident that each of our three major business segments can deliver strong double-digit growth in 2018.”
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Has anyone discussed what long-term effects the ZTE shutdown will have on the US equipment makers?
An increase in chip supply from China will have a negative effect on sales by other chip makers, which in turn means less equipment spending by them. The question then is who will be the winners and losers on the equipment side. If China buys mostly from American firms, then it will be mildly net positive. But if they focus on Europe and Japan, then it could be negative for US firms.
This is all at least 5 years away...but I am wondering if it is on anyone's radar.