North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts December 2016 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.06
January 24, 2017—North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.99 billion in orders worldwide in December 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06, according to the December Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.06 means that $106 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
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Historical Book-To-Bill Press Release Data (.xls file)
Notice Regarding the Book-to-Bill Report
SEMI will cease publishing the monthly North America Book-to-Bill report this year. The December 2016 report and press release are the last publication. The decision to discontinue the Book-to-Bill report is based on changes in reporting by some participants where the reporting of orders/bookings into the data collection program is no longer a necessary component of their industry analysis.
SEMI will continue publish a monthly billings report and issue a a press release that compares month-to-month and year-over-year trends in billings activity. Additional detailed billings data will also be available in the monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) report that SEMI prepares in collaboration with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ). The WWSEMS report currently reports billings and bookings data by 24 equipment segments and by 7 end market regions. Beginning with the January 2017 WWSEMS, bookings information will only be available for the back-end equipment segments of the industry.
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The SEMI Billings Report provides a first look at the billings trends for North American Headquartered Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers. The three-month average global billings are a strong indicator for trends in the worldwide semiconductor industry. SEMI follows the protocol established by the U.S. Department of Commerce in publishing our figures only on a three-month average basis. We do this in order to smooth out the natural volatility in billings. This report is distributed monthly approximately three weeks after the close of each month. Categories covered include front-end (wafer processing/mask/reticle/wafer manufacturing/fab facilities) equipment and final manufacturing (assembly/packaging/test) equipment.
2017 SEMI Billings Report Release Dates
Important: Dates are subject to change; Report is released at 3:00 pm Pacific Time.
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|February 21||August 22|
|March 16||September 19|
|April 20||October 19|
|May 23||November 21|
|June 15||December 14|
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