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Technical Analysis on Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor: Lower Quarterly Results Expected Industry-wide

January 22, 2013

LONDON, January 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Long-term trends for companies in the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Industry,
such as KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) and Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) seem
relatively positive. StockCall has posted two comprehensive technical analyses on
KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials which can be accessed for free at

http://www.stockcall.com/report

However, the industry presently seems to be in something of a downturn, dragged down
by soft personal computer sales, the stagnant economic situation in Europe and the
deceleration of growth in emerging markets. It will be interesting to see how companies
have fared as they prepare to report their earnings results over the coming weeks.

KLA-Tencor is scheduled to release its fiscal 2013 second quarter earnings on January
24th. Analysts are expecting a dip in earnings of around 20 percent compared to last year
with results of around 57 cents per share. Sign up today to view the full analysis on
KLA-Tencor at

http://www.StockCall.com/KLAC012213.pdf

Meanwhile, Applied Materials [Free Report on AMAT
[http://www.stockcall.com/AMAT012213.pdf ]](1) has scheduled its first quarter 2013
earnings release for the 13th of February.

In the long-run the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Industry looks fairly well
positioned, as the semiconductor market is projected to reach around $400 billion in 2015.
Intel recently guided full-year 2013 capital spending of $13.0 billion, which their
biggest supplier, Applied Materials, could benefit from. Furthermore, demand for process,
diagnostic, and control (PDC) segments are likely to rise as chips gain in complexity and
fall in size.

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        1) Applied Materials Inc. Technical Analysis [
          http://www.StockCall.com/AppliedMaterialsInc012213.pdf ]

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