NEW TRIPOLI, Pa., March 27 – The market for equipment used to deposit thin films for semiconductor manufacturing grew 80 percent in 2000 to $7.1 billion, said the report "Thin Film Deposition, Trends, Key Issues, Market Analysis," from The Information Network. Growth in the equipment market, which includes Chemical Vapor Deposition, was 69 percent while the Physical Vapor Deposition market grew 98 percent in 2000 to reach sales of $7.1 billion. The market will grow to $8.4 billion in 2002. "Applied Materials continues to set the standard for technology and service in the deposition market," said Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network. "For example, in the Electrochemical Deposition sector, which will grow strongly as copper becomes a mainstream technology, Applied increased its market share from 2 percent in 1999 to 30 percent in 2000."