November Semi Equipment Bookings Lagging Again Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:34

SAN JOSE — The 90-day moving average orders at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers fell 26.3% year-over-year in November, dashing hopes for a near-term turnaround.

Manufacturers posted $720.4 million in orders in November, down 3% from the revised October level and 26.3% lower than November 2011, SEMI said.

The three-month average of worldwide billings was $911.9 million, down 7.5% from the updated October level and down 22.5% from a year ago. November equipment billings are at a three-year low, SEMI said.

The book-to-bill ratio was 0.79, meaning that $79 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month. A ratio of 1.0 is considered a sign of near-term market gains.

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 and bookings figures are in millions of US dollars.

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

June 2012

1,535.7

1,424.3

0.93

July 2012

1,442.8

1,234.6

0.86

August 2012

1,331.5

1,092.9

0.82

September 2012 (final)

1,164.4

912.8

0.78

October 2012 (revised)

985.5

742.8

0.75

November 2012 (prelim)

911.9

720.4

0.79

Source: SEMI, December 2012

 

 

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