Semi Equipment Sales Up Sharply in December Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Friday, 24 January 2014 13:45

SAN JOSE — The 90-day moving average orders at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers rose 48.3% year-over-year in December. Manufacturers reported $1.38 billion in orders worldwide in December, the SEMI trade group announced today.

The book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, according to SEMI. A ratio of 1.02 means that $102 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Worldwide bookings were up 11.1% from the revised November level of $1.24 billion, and 48.3% above December 2012. The December 90-day average bookings were at the highest level since June 2012.

The three-month average worldwide billings in December was $1.35 billion, up 20.8% from November and 33.8% higher than December 2012.

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
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

July 2013

1,204.0

1,207.2

1.00

August 2013

1,081.9

1,063.9

0.98

September 2013

1,020.9

992.8

0.97

October 2013

1,071.0

1,124.5

1.05

November 2013 (final)

1,113.9

1,238.0

1.11

December 2013 (prelim)

1,345.7

1,375.1

1.02

Source: SEMI, January 2014. In US$ millions.

 

 

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