North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts July 2010 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 1.23

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North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts July 2010 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 1.23

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 19, 2010 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.83 billion in orders in July 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.23, according to the July 2010 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.23 means that $123 worth of orders was received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in July 2010 was $1.83 billion. The bookings figure is up 5.9 percent from the final June 2010 level of $1.73 billion, and is 220.4 percent above the $571.8 million in orders posted in July 2009.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in July 2010 was $1.49 billion. The billings figure is up 1.8 percent from the final June 2010 level of $1.47 billion, and is 177.6 percent above the July 2009 billings level of $538.0 million.

"The July report shows continued momentum in the market for new semiconductor manufacturing equipment," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "While there are some questions about the semiconductor industry sustaining its strong growth trends in the second half of this year, bookings for new equipment continue to increase and are at the highest levels recorded since January 2001.”

The SEMI book-to-bill is a ratio of three-month moving averages of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings and bookings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.


(Three-month avg.)

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February 2010




March 2010




April 2010




May 2010




June 2010 (final)




July 2010 (prelim)




Source: SEMI August 2010

The data contained in this release were compiled by David Powell, Inc., an independent financial services firm, without audit, from data submitted directly by the participants. SEMI and David Powell, Inc. assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the underlying data.

The data are contained in a monthly Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. The report tracks billings and bookings worldwide of North American-headquartered manufacturers of equipment used to manufacture semiconductor devices, not billings and bookings of the chips themselves. The Book-to-Bill report is one of three reports included with the Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS).

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Association Contacts:

Dan Tracy/SEMI

Tel: 1.408.943.7987


Deborah Geiger/SEMI

Tel: 1.408.943.7988


Editor’s Note:

Next SEMI Book-to-Bill: September 16, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. PST

For information on SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report, visit

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