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Global equipment sales tumble, says SEMI

Posted: 26 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Global semiconductor industry association SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $7.58 billion the second quarter of 2005, 19 percent lower than the previous quarter and 21 percent below a year ago.

The data, gathered in cooperation with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 150 global equipment companies, reflect the downturn in the semiconductor equipment market following a robust 2004.

Global semiconductor equipment sales reached $16.9 billion in the first half of 2005, 10 percent below the first half of 2004, according to SEMI. Equipment sales decreased sequentially in all major global regions except Taiwan, and fell year-to-year in all regions except Korea. The following table shows the data.

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"The year-to-date performance is consistent with the recent SEMI member consensus survey that indicated expectations for worldwide equipment sales to reach about $33 billion this year following the very strong equipment sales in 2004," said Stanley Myers, president and chief executive of SEMI, in a statement.

Spencer Chin
EE Times




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