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© Jakub Jirsak Dreamstime.com Analysis | June 05, 2018

Worldwide semi equipment billings in 1Q18 reach record levels

SEMI says that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached a historic quarterly high of USD 17.0 billion for the first quarter of 2018, surging 59% in March to end the quarter with an all-time monthly high of D 7.8 billion.
The USD 17.0 billion in quarterly billings shatters the previous record set in the fourth quarter of 2017. First quarter 2018 billings are 12% higher than the previous quarter and 30% higher than the same quarter a year ago. The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 95 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

The quarterly billings data by region in billions of US dollars, quarter-over-quarter growth and year-over-year rates by region are as follows:

1Q20184Q20171Q2017QoQYoY
Korea6.264.643.5335%78%
China2.641.772.0149%31%
Taiwan2.272.893.48-22%-35%
Japan2.131.961.259%70%
Europe1.281.040.9223%39%
Rest of World2.271.220.634%103%
North America1.141.581.27-28%-10%
Total16.9915.1013.0812%30%

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