SEMI Reports Second Quarter 2016 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings $10.5 Billion

SAN JOSE, Calif. — September 13, 2016SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.5 billion in the second quarter of 2016. The billings figure is 26 percent higher than the first quarter of 2016 and 11 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 95 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $11.9 billion in the second quarter of 2016. The figure is 17 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago and 27 percent higher than the bookings figure for the first quarter of 2016.

The quarterly billings data by region in billions of U.S. dollars, quarter-over-quarter growth and year-over-year rates by region are as follows:

 

2Q2016

1Q2016

2Q2015

2Q16/1Q16
(Qtr-over-Qtr)

2Q16/2Q15
(Year-over-Year)

Taiwan

2.73

1.89

2.34

44%

17%

China

2.27

1.60

1.04

41%

118%

Korea

1.53

1.68

2.00

-9%

-24%

Rest of World

1.31

0.51

0.53

160%

147%

North America

1.20

1.01

1.55

19%

-23%

Japan

1.05

1.24

1.40

-15%

-25%

Europe

0.37

0.35

0.52

5%

-29%

Total

10.46

8.28

9.39

26%

11%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ

The Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) from SEMI provides comprehensive market data for the global semiconductor equipment market. A subscription includes three reports: the monthly SEMI Book-to-Bill Report, which offers an early perspective of the trends in the equipment market; the monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS), a detailed report of semiconductor equipment bookings and billings for seven regions and over 22 market segments; and the SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Forecast, which provides an outlook for the semiconductor equipment market. For more information or to subscribe, please contact SEMI customer service at 1.877.746.7788 or 1.877.746.7788 FREE (toll free in the U.S.) or 1.408.943.6901 or 1.408.943.6901 FREE (International Callers).

About SEMI

SEMI® connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information about SEMI, visit www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter .

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