SEMI Reports Second Quarter 2005 Worldwide Semiconductor Figures


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SEMI REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2005 WORLDWIDE SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT FIGURES; BILLINGS US$7.58 BILLION

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 25, 2005 – SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $7.58 billion in the second quarter of 2005. The billings figure is 19 percent below the first quarter of 2005 and 21 percent below the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered in cooperation with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 150 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment reached $16.9 billion in the first half of 2005, which is about ten percent below the billings level posted for the first half of 2004.

"The year-to-date performance is consistent with the recent SEMI member consensus survey that indicated expectations for worldwide equipment sales to reach about US$33 billion this year following the very strong equipment sales in 2004," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI."

The quarterly billings data by region in millions of U.S. dollars, year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter growth rates by region are as follows:


Region


2Q 2005


1Q 2005


2Q 2004

2Q05/1Q05
(Q-o-Q)

2Q05/2Q04
(Y-o-Y)

Europe

$799

$909

$878

-12%

-9%

China

$236

$326

$900

-27%

-74%

Japan

$1,584

$2,114

$1,955

-25%

-19%

North America

$1,400

$1,561

$1,420

-10%

-1%

Korea

$1,241

$2,283

$1,112

-46%

12%

Taiwan

$1,619

$1,423

$1,677

14%

-3%

ROW

$696

$708

$1,630

-2%

-57%

Total

$7,576

$9,325

$9,572

-19%

-21%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ August 2005
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

The Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) from SEMI provides comprehensive market data for the global semiconductor equipment market. A subscription includes three reports: the monthly SEMI Book-to-Bill Report, which offers an early perspective of the trends in the equipment market; the monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (SEMS), a detailed report of semiconductor equipment bookings and billings for seven regions and 22 market segments; and the SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Consensus Forecast, which provides an outlook for the semiconductor equipment market. For more information or to subscribe, please contact SEMI customer service at 1.877.746.7788 (toll free in the U.S.) or 1.408.943.6901 (International Callers).

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology, materials and services to make semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related microelectronics. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit SEMI at www.semi.org.

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Dan Tracy/SEMI
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Jonathan Davis/SEMI
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