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. Visit the Semiconductors Channel of Solid State Technology!