Cymer says it is devoting most of its R&D budget to developing a next-generation light source that uses technology called extreme ultraviolet lithography. It etches circuit patterns onto semiconductor chips such as processors or solid-state drives for computers and many other electronic devices.

Cymer says it is devoting most of its R&D budget to developing a next-generation light source that uses technology called extreme ultraviolet lithography. It etches circuit patterns onto semiconductor chips such as processors or solid-state drives for computers and many other electronic devices.

CYMER INC.

CEO: Bob Akins.

Revenue: $594.2 million in 2011; $534.2 million in 2010.

Net income: $80.2 million in 2011; $91.0 million in 2010.

No. of employees: About 900 (locally);

about 1,300 (companywide).

Headquarters: San Diego (near Rancho Bernardo).

Year founded: 1986.

Stock symbol and exchange: CYMI on Nasdaq.

Company description: Cymer develops light sources used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, and is pioneering new crystallization tools for the flat-panel display industry.

Key factors for success: Support the installed base of Cymer light sources with OnPulse products; maintain market leadership with deep ultraviolet light sources; continue to drive the success of the extreme ultraviolet program and initial EUV light sources at chipmaker sites; continued acceptance of its display products by flat-panel display manufacturers.

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