Semiconductor fab tool makers see sequential increase in Q1

June 13, 2012 — Semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings and bookings were virtually tied in Q1 2012, reports SEMI, with $10.61 billion in billings and $10.07 in bookings. This is a 13-14% improvement sequentially, and 9% below the same quarter last year.

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $10.61 billion in Q1 2012, reports SEMI. The billings figure is 14% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011 and 9% lower than Q1 2011.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $10.07 billion in Q1 2012, 13% higher than the bookings figure for the fourth quarter of 2011 and 9% lower than Q1 2011.

This 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.
The quarterly billings data by region in millions of US dollars, year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter growth rates by region. SOURCE: SEMI/SEAJ June 2012. Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.


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%

The Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) from SEMI provides comprehensive market data for the global semiconductor equipment market. A subscription includes three reports: the monthly SEMI Book-to-Bill Report, which offers an early perspective of the trends in the equipment market; the monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (SEMS), a detailed report of semiconductor equipment bookings and billings for seven regions and over 22 market segments; and the SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Consensus Forecast, which provides an outlook for the semiconductor equipment market. SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

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