North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2018 billings

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.36 billion in billings worldwide in January 2018 (three-month average basis), according to the January Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.  The billings figure is 1.4 percent lower than the final December 2017 level of $2.40 billion, and is 27.2 percent higher than the January 2017 billings level of $1.86 billion.

“The strong billings levels from late 2017 have carried over into the new year,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “We maintain a positive outlook for the 2018 market, marking three years of growth for equipment spending.”

The SEMI Billings report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.

(3-mo. avg)
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017 (final)
January 2018 (prelim)

Source: SEMI (, February 2018
SEMI publishes a monthly North American Billings report and issues the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) report in collaboration with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ). The WWSEMS report currently reports billings by 24 equipment segments and by seven end market regions. SEMI also has a long history of tracking semiconductor industry fab investments in detail on a company-by-company and fab-by-fab basis in its World Fab Forecast and SEMI FabView databases. These powerful tools provide access to spending forecasts, capacity ramp, technology transitions, and other information for over 1,000 fabs worldwide. For an overview of available SEMI market data, please visit


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