SEMI reports first quarter 2016 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures; billings $8.3B

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$8.3 billion in the first quarter of 2016. The billings figure is 3 percent higher than the fourth quarter of 2015 and 13 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 95 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $9.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016. The figure is 2 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago and 5 percent higher than the bookings figure for the fourth 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:

 

1Q2016

4Q2015

1Q2015

1Q16 / 4Q15
(Qtr-over-Qtr)

1Q16 / 1Q15
(Year-over-Year)

Taiwan

1.89

2.64

1.81

-29%

4%

Korea

1.68

1.22

2.69

38%

-37%

China

1.60

1.00

1.16

60%

39%

Japan

1.24

1.40

1.26

-11%

-2%

North America

1.01

0.92

1.47

10%

-32%

Rest of World

0.51

0.43

0.43

17%

18%

Europe

0.35

0.39

0.69

-10%

-49%

Total

8.28

8.00

9.50

3%

-13%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ

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