Second quarter 2014 semi equipment billings 28% higher than 2013 second quarter

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$ 9.62 billion in the second quarter of 2014. The billings figure is 5 percent lower than the first quarter of 2014 and 28 percent higher 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 $9.96 billion in the second quarter of 2014. The figure is 9 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago and 1 percent higher than the bookings figure for the first quarter of 2014.

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:


Region


2Q2014


1Q2014


2Q2013

2Q14/1Q14
(Qtr-over-Qtr)

2Q14/2Q13
(Year-over-Year)

Taiwan

2.48

2.59

2.73

-5%

-9%

North America

2.32

1.85

1.16

25%

101%

Korea

1.73

2.03

1.22

-15%

42%

China

1.03

1.71

0.84

-40%

23%

Japan

1.00

0.96

0.74

4%

35%

Europe

0.57

0.58

0.36

-3%

58%

ROW

0.50

0.42

0.51

18%

-2%

Total

9.62

10.15

7.54

-5%

28%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ September 2014

Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

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