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Manufacturing equipment billings hit $10.97B in Q3

Posted: 24 Nov 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SEMI? semiconductor? semiconductors? wafer? wafers?

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $10.97 billion in the third quarter, up 14 percent from the previous quarter and 38 percent from year-ago level, according to the trade group Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

SEMI also reported worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings of $11.62 billion in the third quarter. This figure is up 51 percent above the same quarter in 2005, but down 5 percent from the second quarter of 2006.

"Worldwide billings for the third quarter of 2006 reached the highest levels since early 2001," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "The third quarter results serve as further indication that the industry will experience over 20 percent growth in 2006."

The Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) helped gather data from over 150 global equipment companies.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment quarterly billings per region. (Click to see full table)

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