SEMI reports first quarter 2015 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures; billings $9.52B

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$9.52 billion in the first quarter of 2015. The billings figure is 7 percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2014 and 6 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 $9.66 billion in the first quarter of 2015. The figure is 2 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago and 3 percent lower than the bookings figure for the fourth 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

1Q2015

4Q2014

1Q2014

1Q15/4Q14

(Q-o-Q)

1Q15/1Q14

(Y-o-Y)

Korea

2.69

2.09

2.03

29%

33%

Taiwan

1.81

2.03

2.59

-11%

-30%

North America

1.47

1.83

1.85

-19%

-20%

Japan

1.26

1.11

0.96

13%

31%

China

1.17

0.68

1.71

73%

-32%

Europe

0.69

0.58

0.58

19%

19%

Rest of World

0.43

0.59

0.42

-27%

1%

Total

9.52

8.91

10.15

7%

-6%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ June 2015; Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

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