According to Gartner the semiconductor equipment market grew 12% in 2016. They have seen aggressive capital spending for NAND flash facilities that "propelled the Material Removal/Clean and RTP and Oxidation Diffusion segments to deliver more than 20% annual growth" (Gartner).

The market for Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) contracted less sharply in 2016 than anticipated, but ASMI, however, lost more market share than expected. This was concluded by an analysts at Morgan Stanley based on figures from Gartner.

Stock market analysts watching ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ:ASMI) have recently changed their ratings on the stock following the release of the Gartner recently released report on Wafer Equipment companies. Apparently ASMI has lost considerable market shares in ALD to Jusung Engineering and Applied Materials in 2016. The two ALD batch companies Tokyo Electron and Kokusai were stabel in their ALD segment (Please note that TEL does not split their ALD business into Single/Multi wafer and Batch anymore). Also Lam Research lost market share in ALD according to reports.