Online information source for semiconductor professionals

Equipment orders reached US$863.3 million in December

22 January 2010 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

Popular articles

‚??Velocity‚?? the new buzzword in Intel‚??s PQS annual awards - 12 April 2012

Oberai discusses Magma’s move into solar PV yield management space - 29 August 2008

Applied Materials adds Jim Rogers to Board of Directors - 29 April 2008

TSMC honors suppliers at annual Supply Chain Management Forum - 03 December 2008

Sematech Litho Forum: Sematech mulling multi-beam mask writer effort - 12 May 2010

The book-to-bill ratio has remained above parity for six consecutive months as December, 2009 figures from SEMI report a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03 on orders of US$863.3 million. However, the ratio peaked in September, 2009 and bookings have yet to recover to seasonal averages, compared to figures produced in 2007, before the downturn took affect.

The bookings figure is up 9.0% from the final November 2009 level of US$791.8 million, and 49.1% higher than the US$579.1 million in orders posted in December 2008, indicating that the recovery remains on-track.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in December 2009 was US$842.2 million. The billings figure increase 13.2% over the final November 2009 level of US$744.2 million, and 25.3% more than the December 2008 billings level of US$672.4 million.

"Semiconductor capital equipment bookings and billings continued steady growth into December 2009," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "The Book-to-Bill ratio has been above parity for six consecutive months as the industry increases spending on technology and fills out capacity to produce semiconductor devices."

Related articles

CVD Equipment Corp expects increasing sales in 2011 - 08 March 2011

North American semiconductor equipment book-to-bill ratio continues in negative territory - 20 January 2009

Tool Order: TSMC places US$22 million equipment order with Ebara - 18 February 2011

SEMI book-to-bill ratio hits 1.00 as billings fall faster than bookings - 19 December 2008

Amtech Q1 total orders reach $59 million - 13 January 2010

Reader comments

No comments yet!

Post your comment

Name:
Email:
Please enter the word you see in the image below: