North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts April 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.03

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 22, 2014 — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.44 billion in orders worldwide in April 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03, according to the April EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.   A book-to-bill of 1.03 means that $103 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Increase in First Quarter 2014 Silicon Wafer Shipments

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 19, 2014 — Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter 2014 when compared to fourth quarter 2013 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,364 million square inches during the most recent quarter, a 7.1 percent increase from the 2,208 million square inches shipped during the previous quarter. New quarterly total area shipments are 11.1 percent higher than first quarter 2013 shipments.

New Technology Symposium at SEMICON West 2014 to Spotlight Critical Issues in Semiconductor Manufacturing

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 22, 2014 — SEMI has announced the new Semiconductor Technology Symposium (STS), to be held July 8-10 as part of the SEMICON West 2014 (www.semiconwest.org) technical and business program agenda. The new program addresses the most important and critical issues facing the future of semiconductor manufacturing in a new more technical conference format.

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts March 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.06

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 21, 2014 — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.28 billion in orders worldwide in March 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06, according to the March EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.   A book-to-bill of 1.06 means that $106 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

SEMI Releases 4th Quarter 2013 Worldwide Photovoltaic Equipment Market Statistics Report

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 9, 2014 — SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries, today reported that for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, worldwide photovoltaic manufacturing equipment book-to-bill ratio remained below parity, at 0.61, for the eleventh consecutive quarter. Bookings levels improved some in the quarter to reach the highest value since the first quarter of 2012.