Electronics Production | June 09, 2010

Semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings up in Q1

SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $7.46 billion in the first quarter of 2010.
The billings figure is 32% percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2009 and 142% higher than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered in jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 120 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were US$9.41 billion in the first quarter of 2010. The figure is 484% more than the same quarter a year ago and 28% greater than the bookings figure for the fourth quarter of 2009.

The quarterly billings data by region in millions of U.S. dollars, year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter growth rates by region are as follows:


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