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Semi equipment Book-to-Bill index retreats

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment registered both sequential and on-year decreases in the first quarter of 2019.

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$13.79 billion in billings worldwide in the first quarter of 2019, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 8% lower than US$14.96 billion in the prior quarter, and 19% below US$16.99 billion a year earlier.

Taiwan saw the largest sequential and on-year increases among all regions in the first quarter of 2019, with equipment billings rising 36% on quarter and 68% from a year earlier to US$3.81 billion, SEMI indicated. Taiwan regained its position as the largest market for semiconductor equipment in the quarter.

Korea slipped to second place in the first quarter of 2019, with sales falling 54% on year and 8% sequentially to US$2.89 billion, SEMI continued. China was ranked third during the quarter, with sales dropping 13% on quarter and 11% from a year ago to US$2.36 billion, SEMI said.

The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 80 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

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