North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts October 2011 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.74

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 17, 2011 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $939.4 million in orders in October 2011 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.74, according to the October Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.74 means that $74 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Taiwan-initiated Solar Panel Shipping Standard Garners International Approval

 TAIPEI, Taiwan— November 15, 2011— SEMI announces the publication of "SEMI PV23-1011— Test Method for Mechanical Vibration of c-Si Photovoltaic (PV) Modules In Shipping Environment." This new SEMI Standard, which can reduce costs related to damage incurred during the transportation of PV modules, was primarily authored by the SEMI Taiwan PV Standards Committee, and vetted by the global SEMI PV Standards Committee, which consists of over 450 members, representing over 200 companies in every major PV manufacturing region. 

Top Executives to Address “The Power of Asia” at SEMICON Japan 2011

TOKYO, Japan – November 10, 2011 With approximately three-fourths of the world’s semiconductor production capacity now located in Asia, SEMICON Japan 2011— the world's largest exhibition for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology— is poised to address key issues, including the importance of Asia’s role in the overall market.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts September 2011 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.75

SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 20, 2011 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $984.8 million in orders in September 2011 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.75, according to the September Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.75 means that $75 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.