CEO: Bob Akins
Revenue: $534.2 million in 2010; $307.7 million in 2009.
Net income: $90.9 million in 2010; $11.9 million in 2009.
No. of local employees: 900.
Headquarters: Rancho Bernardo.
Year founded: 1986.
Stock symbol and exchange: CYMI on Nasdaq.
Company description: Makes semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
What makes the company innovative: Cymer recently introduced the next-generation, leading edge tool using extreme ultraviolet, or EUV, laser technology for etching circuits on computer chips as small as 20 nanometers.
Key factors for success: Cymer is the leader in the new EUV technology, with no competitors on the horizon. Cymer has also introduced a new system to make ultrathin film displays used for computer screens and televisions, as well as portable devices, such as smart phones and tablets.
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