Semiconductor equipment bookings continue to outpace equipment billings in new book-to-bill report

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.60 billion in orders worldwide in September 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05, according to the September Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.  A book-to-bill of 1.05 means that $105 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

SEMI reports that the three-month average of worldwide bookings in September 2016 was $1.60 billion. The bookings figure is 8.5 percent lower than the final August 2016 level of $1.75 billion, and is 3.2 percent higher than the September 2015 order level of $1.55 billion.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in September 2016 was $1.53 billion. The billings figure is 10.2 percent lower than the final August 2016 level of $1.71 billion, and is 2.6 percent higher than the September 2015 billings level of $1.50 billion.

“Semiconductor equipment bookings continue to outpace equipment billings,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI.  “Year-to-date bookings and billings data are on trend to surpass last year’s levels.”

The SEMI book-to-bill is a ratio of three-month moving averages of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings and bookings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

April 2016

$1,460.2

$1,595.4

1.09

May 2016

$1,601.5

$1,750.5

1.09

June 2016

$1,715.2

$1,714.3

1.00

July 2016

$1,707.9

$1,795.4

1.05

August 2016 (final)

$1,709.0

$1,753.4

1.03

September 2016 (prelim)

$1,534.4

$1,604.1

1.05

Source: SEMI (www.semi.org), October 2016

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