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Semiconductor equipment industry posts September book-to-bill of 1.05

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted USD 1.60 billion in orders worldwide in September 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05, according to SEMI.
A book-to-bill of 1.05 means that USD 105 worth of orders were received for every USD 100 of product billed for the month.

SEMI reports that the three-month average of worldwide bookings in September 2016 was USD 1.60 billion. The bookings figure is 8.5 percent lower than the final August 2016 level of USD 1.75 billion, and is 3.2 percent higher than the September 2015 order level of USD 1.55 billion.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in September 2016 was USD 1.53 billion. The billings figure is 10.2 percent lower than the final August 2016 level of USD 1.71 billion, and is 2.6 percent higher than the September 2015 billings level of USD 1.50 billion.

"Semiconductor equipment bookings continue to outpace equipment billings,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “Year-to-date bookings and billings data are on trend to surpass last year's levels.”

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-mo. avg)Bookings (3-mo. Avg) Book-to-Bill
April 2016$1,460.2$1,595.41.09
May 2016$1,601.5$1,750.51.09
June 2016$1,715.2$1,714.31.00
July 2016$1,707.9$1,795.41.05
August 2016 (final)$1,709.0$1,753.41.03
September 2016 (prelim)$1,534.4$1,604.11.05

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