North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts August 2010 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 1.17


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North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts August 2010 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 1.17

SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 16, 2010 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.82 billion in orders in August 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.17, according to the August 2010 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.17 means that $117 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in August 2010 was $1.82 billion. The bookings figure is 1.1 percent lower than the final July 2010 level of $1.84 billion, and is 195.5 percent above the $614.5 million in orders posted in August 2009.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in August 2010 was $1.55 billion. The billings figure is up 3.8 percent from the final July 2010 level of $1.50 billion, and is 167.6 percent above the August 2009 billings level of $580.0 million.

"Overall equipment billings increased four percent in August resulting in the highest levels experienced since September 2007," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "While bookings declined slightly in August, 2010 is still on track to be a record growth year for semiconductor equipment.”

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.

 

Billings
(Three-month avg.)

Bookings
(Three-month avg.)

Book-to-Bill

Mar-10

1,100.80

1,332.60

1.21

Apr-10

1,279.40

1,442.50

1.13

May-10

1,344.80

1,525.00

1.13

Jun-10

1,466.20

1,729.80

1.18

July 2010 (final)

1,495.80

1,836.60

1.23

August 2010 (prelim)

1,552.10

1,815.90

1.17

Source: SEMI September 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 www.semi.org.

Association Contacts:

Dan Tracy/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7987
E-mail: dtracy@semi.org

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7988
E-mail: dgeiger@semi.org

Editor’s Note:

Next SEMI Book-to-Bill: October 21, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. PST

For information on SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report, visit www.seaj.or.jp

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