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Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings down 29% in third quarter

13 December 2011 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

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Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings continued its strong decline in the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest figures from SEMI. Bookings were US$7.6 billion, down 38% from the same quarter a year ago and 29% lower than the bookings figure for the second quarter of 2011.

Billings also followed the downward trend at US$10.6 billion in the third quarter, a decline of 11%, compared to the second quarter of 2011 and 5% lower than the same quarter a year ago.

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