SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 17, 2011 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.58 billion in orders in February 2011 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.87, according to the February Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.87 means that $87 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in February 2011 was $1.58 billion. The bookings figure is 4.7 percent more than the final January 2011 level of $1.51 billion, and is 26.7 percent above the $1.25 billion in orders posted in February 2010.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in February 2011 was $1.83 billion. The billings figure is 2.3 percent more than the final January 2011 level of $1.79 billion, and is 79.8 percent more than the February 2010 billings level of $1.02 billion.
"Billings increased for the third month in a row, while bookings improved over 4 percent from the figure reported in January," said Dan Tracy, senior director of Industry Research & Statistics. "February bookings are over 25 percent higher than the bookings reported one year ago."
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.
Source: SEMI March 2011
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).
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