Worldwide semiconductor equipment billings drop to $15.8B in third quarter 2018

SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today reported that third quarter 2018 worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings dropped 5 percent from the previous quarter to US$15.8 billion but are 11 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago.

The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 95 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

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:

 
3Q2018
2Q2018
3Q2017
3Q18/2Q18
(Qtr-over-Qtr)
3Q18/3Q17
(Year-over-Year)
China
3.98
3.79
1.93
5%
106%
Korea
3.45
4.86
4.99
-29%
-31%
Taiwan
2.90
2.19
2.37
33%
23%
Japan
2.41
2.28
1.73
6%
40%
North America
1.27
1.47
1.50
-14%
-15%
Rest of World
0.98
0.96
0.74
2%
32%
Europe
0.85
1.18
1.06
-29%
-20%
Total
15.84
16.74
14.33
-5%
11%

Source: SEMI (www.semi.org) and SEAJ, December 2018

 

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