North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts February 2013 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.10

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2013 -- North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.07 billion in orders worldwide in February 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10, according to the February Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.  A book-to-bill of 1.10 means that $110 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in February 2013 was $1.07 billion. The bookings figure is 0.2 percent lower than the final January 2013 level of $1.08 billion, and is 19.7 percent lower than the February 2012 order level of $1.34 billion.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in February 2013 was $975.3 million. The billings figure is 0.8 percent higher than the final January 2013 level of $968.0 million, and is 26.3 percent lower than the February 2012 billings level of $1.32 billion.

"Three-month average bookings and billings posted by North American semiconductor equipment providers remain above parity and consistent with prior month levels," said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. "We expect modest investment by semiconductor makers in the first half of the year with foundry and advanced packaging technology among the near-term spending drivers.”

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

September 2012

1,164.4

912.8

0.78

October 2012

985.5

742.8

0.75

November 2012

910.1

718.6

0.79

December 2012

1,006.1

927.4

0.92

January 2013 (final)

968.0

1,076.0

1.11

February 2013 (prelim)

975.3

1,074.2

1.10

The data contained in this release were compiled by David Powell, Inc., an independent financial services firm, without audit, from data submitted directly by the participants. SEMI and David Powell, Inc. assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the underlying data.

The data are contained in a monthly Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. The report tracks billings and bookings worldwide of North American-headquartered manufacturers of equipment used to manufacture semiconductor devices, not billings and bookings of the chips themselves. The Book-to-Bill report is one of three reports included with the  Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS).

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit  www.semi.org


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SEMI
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SEMI
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