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Semiconductor Equipment Sales Up in September over Last Year

27 October 2015

North American semiconductor equipment suppliers posted $1.60 billion in orders worldwide in September as the book-to-bill ratio remained above parity at 1.07, according to the trade group SEMI.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings of $1.60 billion is 4.1% lower than the final August level of $1.67 billion, but is a whopping 35.1% Equipment bookings for September were up 35.1% higher than during the same month in 2014. Source: SEMIEquipment bookings for September were up 35.1% higher than during the same month in 2014. Source: SEMIhigher than the same month last year when bookings were $1.19 billion, SEMI says. A book-to-bill of 1.07 means that $107 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average for worldwide billings in September was $1.50 billion, 4.6% lower than the final August level of $1.58 billion, but 19.7% higher than the same month in 2014 when billings were $1.26 billion, the company says.

“Both bookings and billings trended slightly lower in the September three-month average compared to August,” says Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “While year-to-date billings through the first three quarters are above 2014 billings, uncertainty with semiconductor demand has dampened expectations with capex plans in the near-term.”

SEMI’s book-to-bill is a ratio of three-month moving averages of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers.

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