Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Global semicon equipment billings down 5% y-o-y to US$10.6b in 3Q

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings in the third quarter of 2011 fell 5% year-on-year to US$10.61 billion from US$11.19 billion a year earlier.

The US-based Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing Industry association in a statement on its website on Tuesday said the billings figure was 11% lower quarter-on-quarter.

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronics manufacturing supply chains

The data is gathered in jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Meanwhile, worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were US$7.6 billion in the third quarter of 2011, down 38% year-on-year and 29% lower quarter-on-quarter, said SEMI.

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