SEMI October Book to Bill 0.95


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NORTH AMERICAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY POSTS OCTOBER 2005 BOOK-TO-BILL RATIO OF 0.95

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 17, 2005 -- North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.10 billion in orders in October 2005 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.95 according to the October 2005 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.95 means that $95 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.


The three-month average of worldwide bookings in October 2005 was $1.10 billion. The bookings figure is 12 percent above the revised September 2005 level of $984 million and 20 percent below the $1.37 billion in orders posted in October 2004.


The three-month average of worldwide billings in October 2005 was $1.16 billion. The billings figure is six percent above the revised September 2005 level of $1.09 billion and 19 percent below the October 2004 billings level of $1.43 billion.


The report includes a revision to the August bookings figure, which corrects previously supplied participant input.


"Bookings and billings for North American based semiconductor equipment providers have been stable for the past six months," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "It is encouraging to see the recent improvement in bookings as the industry continues to ramp 300 mm production and is beginning to invest in 65 nanometer technology."

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.)

Booking
(Three-month avg.)


Book-to-Bill

May 2005

1,213.0

1,015.3

0.84

June

1,152.2

1,038.0

0.90

July

1,078.2

1,007.3

0.93

August 2005 (rev. final)

1,055.5

1,022.3

0.97

September 2005 (final)

1,088.2

984.1

0.90

October (prelim.)

1,156.2

1,104.1

0.95

The data contained in this release was 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.


SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), 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


Jonathan Davis/SEMI

Tel: 1.408.943.6937

E-mail: jdavis@semi.org



Editors Note:



The November 2005 SEMI Book-to-Bill Report is scheduled for publication on December 20, 2005; 3:00 p.m. PDT (subject to change).

Independently from SEMI, The Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) releases its January Book-to-Bill Report on approximately the same date. The SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report tracks billings and bookings worldwide of Japanese-headquartered semiconductor equipment manufacturers. For more information on the SEAJ data, visit www.seaj.or.jp

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