North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts December 2010 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.90

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 20, 2011 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.53 billion in orders in December 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.90, according to the December 2010 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.90 means that $90 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in December 2010 was $1.53 billion. The bookings figure is 1.4 percent more than the final November 2010 level of $1.51 billion, and is 68 percent above the $912.7 million in orders posted in December 2009.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in December 2010 was $1.70 billion. The billings figure is 8.7 percent more than the final November 2010 level of $1.57 billion, and is 100 percent more than the December 2009 billings level of $850.1 million.

“Orders for new semiconductor manufacturing equipment placed by worldwide customers to North American manufacturers remained constant while billings edged upward in comparison with our last report,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI.  “The continued pace of billings reflects the strong order rate that persisted at record levels through most of the last 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.

 

 

Billings
(3-month avg.)

Bookings
(3-month avg.)

Book-to-Bill

       

July 2010

1,495.8

1,836.6

1.23

August 2010

1,554.6

1,816.1

1.17

September 2010

1,610.9

1,651.2

1.03

October 2010

1,623.3

1,593.7

0.98

November 2010 (final)

1,567.3

1,512.6

0.97

December 2010 (prelim)

1,704.3

1,533.9

0.90

 

Source: SEMI January 2011

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).

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Association Contacts

Dan Tracy/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7987
E-mail: dtracy@semi.org

Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7988
E-mail: dgeiger@semi.org

Editor’s Note:

Next SEMI Book-to-Bill: February 22, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. PST

For information on SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report, visit www.seaj.or.jp

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