Third quarter 2016 worldwide semiconductor equipment billings reach $11B, reports SEMI

SEMI, the global industry association representing more than 2,000 companies in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$11.0 billion in the third quarter of 2016. The billings figure is 5 percent higher than the second quarter of 2016 and 14 percent higher 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 $11.3 billion in the third quarter of 2016. The figure is 30 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago and 5 percent lower than the bookings figure for the second quarter of 2016.

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:

 

3Q2016

2Q2016

3Q2015

3Q2016/

2Q2016
(Qtr-over-Qtr)

3Q2016/

3Q2015
(Year-over-Year)

Taiwan

3.46

2.73

2.85

27%

22%

Korea

2.09

1.53

1.56

36%

34%

China

1.43

2.27

1.70

-37%

-16%

Japan

1.29

1.05

1.43

22%

-10%

Rest of World

1.13

1.31

0.58

-14%

95%

North America

1.05

1.20

1.18

-12%

-11%

Europe

0.53

0.37

0.34

42%

57%

Total

10.98

10.46

9.64

5%

14%

Totals may not add due to rounding; Source: SEMI/SEAJ

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