Analysts predict Intel will spend around $1.5 billion for lithography gear alone in 2011:
Japan's Nikon Corp. was Intel's sole leading-edge lithography vendor for the 32-nm node. As expected, Nikon and rival ASML Holding NV will share the lithography business for the 22-nm node, according to Barclays Capital.
''We expect Intel will spend flattish capex of $5.2 billion in 2011,'' said C.J. Muse, an analyst with the firm, in a report. ''Our checks on the litho front point to Intel ordering 27 immersion tools and 15 KrF tools in 2011. Assuming new coater-developer tools are attached and assumptions around ASML/Nikon share splits and ASPs, we derive a total litho budget from Intel of $1.5 billion.''