SEMI reports third quarter 2014 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures

SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$ 8.82 billion in the third quarter of 2014. The billings figure is 8 percent lower than the second quarter of 2014 and 15 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 $9.32 billion in the third quarter of 2014. The figure is 4 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago and 6 percent lower than the bookings figure for the second 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


3Q2014


2Q2014


3Q2013

3Q14/2Q14
(Q-o-Q)

3Q14/3Q13
(Y-o-Y)

Taiwan

2.30

2.48

2.24

-7%

3%

North America

2.16

2.32

1.22

-7%

77%

Japan

1.10

1.00

0.83

10%

32%

Korea

1.00

1.73

1.50

-42%

-34%

China

0.96

1.03

0.60

-7%

59%

Europe

0.66

0.57

0.60

16%

9%

ROW

0.64

0.50

0.64

28%

1%

Total

8.82

9.62

7.64

-8%

15%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ December 2014;Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

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