SEMI Reports Third Quarter 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings $9.6 Billion

SAN JOSE, Calif. — December 7, 2015 — SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015. The billings figure is 3 percent higher than the second quarter of 2015 and 9 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $8.7 billion in the third quarter of 2015. The figure is 7 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago and 14 percent lower than the bookings figure for the second quarter of 2015.

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

 

3Q2015

2Q2015

3Q2014

3Q15/2Q15(Qtr-over-Qtr)

3Q15/3Q14
(Year-over-Year)

Taiwan

2.85

2.34

2.30

22%

24%

China

1.70

1.04

0.96

63%

78%

Korea

1.56

2.00

1.00

-22%

56%

Japan

1.43

1.40

1.10

2%

30%

North America

1.18

1.55

2.16

-23%

-45%

Rest of World

0.58

0.53

0.64

9%

-10%

Europe

0.34

0.52

0.66

-36%

-49%

Total

9.64

9.39

8.82

3%

9%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ December 2015; Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

The  Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) from SEMI provides comprehensive market data for the global semiconductor equipment market. A subscription includes three reports: the monthly SEMI Book-to-Bill Report, which offers an early perspective of the trends in the equipment market; the monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (SEMS), a detailed report of semiconductor equipment bookings and billings for seven regions and over 22 market segments; and the SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Consensus Forecast, which provides an outlook for the semiconductor equipment market. For more information or to subscribe, please contact SEMI customer service at 1.877.746.7788 (toll free in the U.S.) or  1.408.943.6901 (International Callers).

SEMI is the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chains. Our 2,000 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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