North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts Decmember 2009 Book-to-BillI Ratio of 1.03


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North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts December 2009 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.03

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 21, 2010 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $863.3 million in orders in December 2009 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03, according to the December 2009 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.03 means that $103 worth of orders was received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in December 2009 was $863.3 million. The bookings figure is up 9.0 percent from the final November 2009 level of $791.8 million, and 49.1 percent higher than the $579.1 million in orders posted in December 2008.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in December 2009 was $842.2 million. The billings figure is 13.2 percent greater than the final November 2009 level of $744.2 million, and 25.3 percent more than the December 2008 billings level of $672.4 million.

"Semiconductor capital equipment bookings and billings continued steady growth into December 2009," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "The Book-to-Bill ratio has been above parity for six consecutive months as the industry increases spending on technology and fills out capacity to produce semiconductor devices."

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

(Three-month avg.)

Bookings

(Three-month avg.)

Book-to-Bill

July 2009

538.0

571.8

1.06

August 2009

580.0

614.5

1.06

September 2009

648.4

758.9

1.17

October 2009

694.1

756.3

1.09

November 2009 (final)

744.2

791.8

1.06

December 2009 (prelim)

842.2

863.3

1.03

Source: SEMI January 2010

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 manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI 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 Austin, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

Association Contacts

Dan Tracy/SEMI

Tel: 1.408.943.7987

E-mail: dtracy@semi.org

Steve Buehler/SEMI

Tel: 1.408.943.7049

E-mail: sbuehler@semi.org

Editors Note:

Next SEMI Book-to-Bill: February 18, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. PST

For information on SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report, visit www.seaj.or.jp

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