MKS Instruments, a global provider of technologies that enables advanced processes and improves productivity, is now the global market leader in RF Power Supplies as of 2021. This was recently reported by TechInsights (formerly VLSI Research), an independent research and analytics firm. TechInsights also reported year over year share gains for MKS across a number of other critical subsystem categories, such as RF Power Matching Networks, Remote Plasma Sources, Pressure Sensing, Residual Gas Analyzers, and Linear Motion Subsystems.
2021 marked another year of strong growth in industry spending on semiconductor capital equipment. Revenue from MKS’ Semiconductor Market grew almost 32% percent year over year, driven by robust demand across MKS’ vacuum and photonics portfolios. MKS’ portfolio breadth serving deposition, etch, wet clean, lithography, metrology, and inspection applications are unique to the industry and have allowed MKS to become a foundational enabler of global semiconductor manufacturing processes.
As per TechInsights, MKS became the market leader in RF Power Supplies in 2021, gaining almost 1 percent market share, building on almost 10 percent of share gains in 2020. MKS also delivered more than 2 percent of share gains in RF Power Matching Networks and Linear Motion Subsystems and more than 3 percent of share gains in Residual Gas Analyzers. In addition, MKS further extended its market leadership in Remote Plasma Sources and Pressure Sensing, gaining more than 2 percent of share in each category. This translated into another year of share gain for MKS in total Critical Subsystems for 2021.
“We are very proud to become the market leader in RF Power Supplies, which is a culmination of years of focused investments, rapid innovation, and strong execution - and we are well-positioned to benefit from continued industry investments into vertical scaling,” said John T.C. Lee, President, and CEO of MKS. “In addition to reaching a new milestone in RF Power Supplies, we also took share in a number of other critical subsystem categories, demonstrating the value of our unique portfolio breadth, and deep commitment to help accelerate our customers’ roadmaps.”