SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 20, 2013 — North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.27 billion in orders worldwide in July 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00, according to the July EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.00 means that $100 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in July 2013 was $1.27 billion. The bookings figure is 4.6 percent lower than the final June 2013 level of $1.33 billion, and is 3.1 percent higher than the July 2012 order level of $1.23 billion.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in July 2013 was $1.27 billion. The billings figure is 4.6 percent higher than the final June 2013 level of $1.21 billion, and is 12.0 percent lower than the July 2012 billings level of $1.44 billion.
"Billings for new semiconductor manufacturing equipment continue to increase and the ratio has been at or above parity for the past seven months,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. "However, order data moderated slightly in the July report and we will look to the month ahead to determine if this reflects a trend change."
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.
June 2013 (final)
July 2013 (prelim)
Source: SEMI, August 2013
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).
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