SEMI Reports First Quarter 2012 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$ 10.6 Billion

SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 11, 2012 – 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$ 10.61 billion in the first quarter of 2012. The billings figure is 14 percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 9 percent lower higher than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered in 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 $10.07 billion in the first quarter of 2012. The figure is 9 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago and 13 percent higher than the bookings figure for the fourth quarter of 2011.

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


Region


1Q2012


4Q2011


1Q 2011

1Q12/4Q11
(Q-o-Q)

1Q12/1Q11
(Y-o-Y)

Korea

3.32

2.55

1.66

30%

100%

North America

2.16

2.19

2.75

-1%

-22%

Taiwan

1.77

1.55

2.73

14%

-35%

Japan

1.29

1.24

1.34

3%

-4%

Europe

0.82

0.76

1.25

8%

-34%

China

0.72

0.54

1.04

33%

-30%

ROW 

0.52

0.50

0.88

4%

-41%

Total

10.61

9.34

11.65

14%

-9%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ June 2012

Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

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About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains.  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 Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit www.semi.org.


Association Contacts

Deborah Geiger/SEMI

Phone: 1.408.943.7988

Email: dgeiger@semi.org

 

Dan Tracy/SEMI

Phone: 408.943.7987

Email: dtracy@semi.org

 

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