SEMI Reports Second Quarter 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures

SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015. The billings figure is 1 percent lower than the first quarter of 2015 and 2 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $10.2 billion in the second quarter of 2015. The figure is 2 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago and 6 percent higher than the bookings figure for the first quarter of 2015.

The quarterly billings data by region in billions of U.S. dollars, quarter-over-quarter growth and year-over-year rates by region are as follows:

2Q2015 1Q2015 2Q2014 2Q15/1Q15 (Qtr-over-Qtr) 2Q15/2Q14 (Year-over-Year)
Taiwan 2.34 1.81 2.48 29% -6%
Korea 2.00 2.69 1.73 -25% 16%
North America 1.55 1.47 2.32 5% -33%
Japan 1.40 1.26 1.00 12% 40%
China 1.04 1.16* 1.03 -10% 1%
Rest of World 0.53 0.43 0.50 24% 7%
Europe 0.52 0.69 0.57 -24% -7%
Total 9.39 9.50* 9.62 -1% -2%

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