MKS becomes market leader in RF power supplies

ANDOVER, Mass., April 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, is pleased to announce that it is became the global market leader in RF Power Supplies by 2021, as recently reported by TechInsights (formerly VLSI Research), an independent research and analysis firm. TechInsights also reported year-over-year market share gains for MKS in a number of other critical subsystem categories, such as RF power matching networks, plasma sources distance, pressure sensing, residual gas analyzers and linear motion subsystems.

2021 marked another year of strong growth in industry spending on semiconductor capital goods. MKS’s semiconductor market revenue grew nearly 32% year over year, driven by strong demand in MKS’s vacuum and photonics portfolios. The breadth of the MKS portfolio serving deposition, etching, wet cleaning, lithography, metrology and inspection applications is unique in the industry and has enabled MKS to become a fundamental enabler of global manufacturing processes of semiconductors.

According to TechInsights, MKS became the RF power supply market leader in 2021, gaining nearly 1% market share, building on nearly 10% market share gains in 2020. MKS also achieved more than 2 % share gains in RF power matching networks and linear motion subsystems and more than 3% market share gains in residual gas analyzers. In addition, MKS further strengthened its market leadership in remote plasma sources and pressure sensing, gaining over 2% market share in each category. This resulted in another year of gaining share for MKS in the Critical Subsystems total for 2021.

“We are very proud to become the market leader in RF power supplies, which is the culmination of years of focused investment, rapid innovation and strong execution – and we are well positioned to benefit from the company’s continued investment. ‘industry in vertical scaling,” said John TC Lee, Chairman and CEO of MKS. “In addition to taking another step forward in RF power supplies, we also entered into a number of other critical subsystem categories, demonstrating the value of the breadth of our unique portfolio and our deep commitment to help accelerate our customers’ roadmaps.”

About MKS Instruments
MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of process control instruments, systems, subsystems and solutions that measure, monitor, supply, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and steam delivery, gas composition analysis, electronic control technology, reactive gas generation and delivery, power generation and delivery, vacuum technology, temperature sensing, lasers, photonics, optics, precision motion control, vibration control, and manufacturing system solutions laser-based. We also provide services related to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary markets served include semiconductors, industrial technologies, life sciences and healthcare, and research and defense. Additional information is available at www.mksinst.com.

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