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SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 18, 2009 – North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $569.7 million in orders in July 2009 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06, according to the July 2009 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.06 means that $106 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in July 2009 was $569.7 million. The bookings figure is about 62 percent greater than the final June 2009 level of $351.7 million, and about 36 percent less than the $889.0 million in orders posted in July 2008.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in July 2009 was $538.0 million. The billings figure is just over 22 percent greater than the final June 2009 level of $440.5 million, and about 50 percent less than the July 2008 billings level of $1.077 billion.
"The increases in both bookings and billings reported by North American equipment manufacturers boosted the book-to-bill ratio above parity for the first time since January, 2007.” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “Even with that improvement, however, bookings remain significantly below year-ago figures.”
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.
Source: SEMI August 2009
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, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.
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