Nikon facing serious crisis in chipmaking – as well as camera business


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Nikon has seen huge financial losses this year, and it isn’t just the camera business that’s in trouble. Nikon’s other core business, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, supplies 70-90% of their chipmaking machines to Intel – but the US company’s investment in the machinery has run its course. To make matters worse, Nikon’s management baulked at investing large sums in next generation extreme ultraviolet lithography technology – a significant growth area. According to Nikkei, Nikon now plans to cut 2000 jobs – around 10% of its workforce. Once the market leader in chipmaking machines, Nikon has fallen to just 7% of the …

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