North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts June 2010 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 1.19

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North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts June 2010 Book-To-Bill Ratio of 1.19

SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 20, 2010 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.68 billion in orders in June 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.19, according to the June 2010 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.19 means that $119 worth of orders was received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in June 2010 was $1.68 billion. The bookings figure is up 10.5 percent from the final May 2010 level of $1.53 billion, and is 379.0 percent above the $351.7 million in orders posted in June 2009.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in June 2010 was $1.42 billion. The billings figure is up 5.7 percent from the final May 2010 level of $1.34 billion, and is 222.7 percent above the June 2009 billings level of $440.5 million.

"The capital spending plans that fabs have put in place have resulted in orders at the highest level since August of 2006," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "These past 12 consecutive months of Book-to-Bill ratios over 1.0 indicate the consistent customer demand that SEMI members are working hard to fulfill.”

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.


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June 2010 (prelim)




Source: SEMI July 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, Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Association Contacts:

Dan Tracy/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7987

Steve Buehler/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7049

Editor’s Note:

Next SEMI Book-to-Bill: August 19, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. PST
For information on SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report, visit

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