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)|
|Rest of World||0.53||0.43||0.50||24%||7%|