Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					        Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                        Review
        Reference Code: GDTC31875FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: MAR 2012

          4000 North First Street                            Phone              +1 408 9439700                  Revenue          1,352.9 (million USD)
          San Jose, CA                                       Fax                +1 408 9430202                  Net Profit       250.68 (million USD)
          95134                                              Website            www.novellus.com                Employees        2,855
                                                                                                                                 Technology              and
          United States                                      Exchange           NVLS [NASDAQ]                   Industry
                                                                                                                                 Communications

       Company Overview
       Novellus Systems, Inc. (Novellus) engages in the development, manufacture, sales and support of advanced process equipment
       for the global semiconductor industry. The company supplies chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD),
       electrochemical deposition (ECD), chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), ultraviolet thermal processing (UVTP), and surface
       preparation equipment to the semiconductor manufacturers. The Semiconductor Group and the Industrial Applications Group are
       the two operating business segments of the company. The company principally operates in Asia, United States and Europe.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Novellus Systems, Inc., SWOT Analysis
          Richard S. Hill                    Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Neil R. Bonke                       Director
                                                                                      Broad Product and Technology Low Inventory Turnover
         Youssef A. El-Mansy                 Director                                 Portfolio
                                                                                                                   Low Inventory Turnover
         Glen G. Possley                     Director
                                                                                      Capital Adequacy
         Ann D. Rhoads                       Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Merger Agreement with Lam              Competitive Landscape
         Novellus Systems, Inc.                                                       Research
                                                                                                                             Rapid Technological Changes
        Share Price (USD) as on 23-Mar-                                48.86          Positive Outlook of
        2012                                                                          Semiconductor Industry
        EPS (USD)                                                        3.20
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       3,450         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 3,300
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       71
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Nov 30, 2011         Novellus Systems And USF Receive NSF
                                                                                                           Grant To Improve Solar Cell Efficiency
                                                                                      Feb 23, 2011         Peter Wolters Introduces AC-2100L Microline
                                                                                                           Double Side Lapping System For Silicon Wafer
                                                                                                           Manufacturing
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT                                                                   Reference Code: GDTC31875FSA
Analysis Review
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Key Facts .................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Key Employees ........................................................................................................................................... 5
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ......................................................................................................................... 6
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................... 7
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - History ......................................................................................................................................................... 9
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Company Statement ................................................................................................................................. 12
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ....................................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Business Description................................................................................................................................. 17
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - Corporate Strategy .................................................................................................................................... 18
       Novellus Systems, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ......................................................................................................................................... 19
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Novellus Systems, Inc. - Strengths ............................................................................................................................................... 19
             Strength - Broad Product and Technology Portfolio .................................................................................................................. 19
             Strength - Capital Adequacy ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
             Strength - Robust R&D Activities .............................................................................................................................................. 19
             Strength - Strong Customer Support ......................................................................................................................................... 20
          Novellus Systems, Inc. - Weaknesses .......................................................................................................................................... 20
             Weakness - Low Inventory Turnover ......................................................................................................................................... 20
             Weakness - Low Inventory Turnover ......................................................................................................................................... 20
             Weakness - Dependence on Suppliers ..................................................................................................................................... 20
             Weakness - Litigations and Legal Proceedings......................................................................................................................... 20
          Novellus Systems, Inc. - Opportunities ......................................................................................................................................... 21
             Opportunity - Merger Agreement with Lam Research ............................................................................................................... 21
             Opportunity - Positive Outlook of Semiconductor Industry ........................................................................................................ 21
             Opportunity - Growing Nanotechnology Market .............................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Novellus Systems, Inc. (Novellus) engages in the development, manufacture, sales and support of advanced process equipment for the global semiconductor industry. The company supplies chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), electrochemical deposition (ECD), chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), ultraviolet thermal processing (UVTP), and surface preparation equipment to the semiconductor manufacturers. The Semiconductor Group and the Industrial Applications Group are the two operating business segments of the company. The company principally operates in Asia, United States and Europe. The company is headquartered in California, US. The company under its growth strategy has plans to broaden its offerings for front-end and interconnect processing. Recently, the company enhanced its dielectric product offerings by introducing VECTOR Strata has been developed keeping in mind the need of high-volume manufacturing of vertically integrated memory (VIM) Flash devices
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