SAN JOSE, Calif. — September 20, 2012 — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.12 billion in orders worldwide in August 2012 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.84, according to the August Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.84 means that $84 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in August 2012 was $1.12 billion. The bookings figure is 9.2 percent lower than the revised July 2012 level of $1.23 billion, and is 3.6 percent lower than the August 2011 order level of $1.16 billion.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in August 2012 was $1.34 billion. The billings figure is 7.4 percent lower than the revised July 2012 level of $1.44 billion, and is 8.4 percent less than the August 2011 billings level of $1.46 billion.
“The second half of the year continues to show reduced order and billing levels for the 2012 spending cycle,” said Dan Tracy, senior director of SEMI Industry Research and Statistics. “We expect 2012 equipment revenues to decline slightly with total spending for front-end and back-end semiconductor equipment globally remaining at the $40 billion or greater level for the third consecutive year.”
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.
June 2012 (final)
July 2012 (revised)
August 2012 (prelim)
Source: SEMI, September 2012
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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- Next SEMI Book-to-Bill: October 18, 2012 at 3:00pm PDT
- The SEMI North American Book-to-Bill data trends include estimates for some North American companies that do not participate in the SEMI data collection program. Estimates are based on most current public financial statements and announcements from companies, in addition to analysis of overall equipment industry trends. These estimates represent up to approximately 20 percent of the SEMI Book-to-Bill.
- Beginning with the July 2012 data, SEMI returns to a reporting format that accommodates two months of data refinement (revision): the first month of data is labeled ‘preliminary’; the second month, the data is labeled ‘revised’; and the third month, the data is labeled ’final’. This reporting procedure was used for the SEMI North American Book-to-Bill up until October 2001.
- For information on SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report, visit www.seaj.or.jp
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