First Quarter 2007 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures


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SEMI Reports First Quarter 2007 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US $10.75 Billion

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 22, 2007 – SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $10.75 billion in the first quarter of 2007. The billings figure is four percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2006 and about 12 percent above 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.

SEMI also reported worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings of US$10.50 billion in the first quarter of 2007. The figure is six percent above the same quarter a year ago, and five percent below the bookings figure for the fourth quarter of 2006.

“Billings for the first quarter of 2007 posted slight gains over the fourth quarter of 2006, with Korea showing particularly robust growth,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “Year-over-year sales was largely mixed, with China, Korea and Taiwan posting solid double-digit growth numbers.”

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:

Billings–
Region


1Q 2007


4Q 2006


1Q 2006

1Q07/4Q06
(Q-o-Q)

1Q07/1Q06
(Y-o-Y)

Europe

0.78

0.86

0.92

-10%

-16%

China

0.65

0.50

0.38

31%

71%

Japan

2.27

2.29

2.33

-1%

-3%

North America

1.79

1.92

1.80

-7%

0%

Korea

2.47

1.78

1.77

39%

39%

Taiwan

2.01

2.10

1.59

-4%

26%

ROW

0.79

0.89

0.79

-12%

0%

Total

10.75

10.34

9.58

4%

12%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ May 2007

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 provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

ASSOCIATION CONTACTS:
Dan Tracy/SEMI
Ph: 408.943.7987
E-mail: dtracy@semi.org

Scott Smith/SEMI
Ph: 408.943.7957
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org

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