SEMI Reports First Quarter 2011 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$ 12 Billion

SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 14, 2011 – 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 $12.00 billion in the first quarter of 2011. The billings figure is 1% percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2010 and 61% 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 US$11.08 billion in the first quarter of 2011. The figure is 18% more than the same quarter a year ago and 11% lower than the bookings figure for the fourth quarter of 2010.

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


Region


1Q2011


4Q2010


1Q 2010

1Q11/4Q10
(Q-o-Q)

1Q11/1Q10
(Y-o-Y)

North America

2.86

2.10

0.90

36%

217%

Taiwan

2.85

3.34

2.24

-15%

27%

Europe

1.27

0.86

0.31

48%

307%

Korea

1.68

1.71

1.90

-2%

-11%

Japan

1.34

1.33

0.87

1%

54%

China

1.12

1.35

0.42

-17%

163%

ROW

0.88

1.17

0.81

-24%

9%

Total

12.00

11.85

7.46

1%

61%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ June 2011
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

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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 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
E-mail: dgeiger@semi.org

Dan Tracy/SEMI
Phone: 408.943.7987
E-mail: dtracy@semi.org

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