Order activity for semiconductor equipment continued to heat up, jumping to a balmy 78 degrees. Worldwide Electronic Shipments. Semiconductor sales jumped 11% on weekly basis. The dawn of automated inspection: KLA ADD/100 Series. The tool that sparked the yield management revolution: The KLA 2020. Greatest Moments in Semiconductors over the 2010 Decade. Test & Related Equipment Outlook. Semiconductor Stock Index was led up by Intel. Semiconductor Equipment Stock Index was led up by ASM International. EDA Stock Index was led up by Synopsys. Electronics Materials Stock Index was led down by SOITEC. Hottest Stocks: Intel, JCET, STMicroelectronics, Tokyo Ohka, ASM International, and Broadcom.