January Semi B2B At Highest Mark Since Fall 2010 Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Friday, 22 February 2013 06:29

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers saw orders outpace shipment revenues in January for the first time since last spring, raising hopes that a recovery is imminent.

For the month, the 90-day moving average orders worldwide was $1.09 billion, up 17.2% from revised December levels and 8.5% below last year's pace.

Worldwide billings were down 23.2% from a year ago and 5.4% from last month to $952.1 million.

The book-to-bill ratio jumped to 1.14, the first time since May 2012 that the ratio topped the benchmark 1.0 level, and the highest mark since September 2010. A book-to-bill of 1.14 means that $114 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed.

 

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

August 2012

1,331.5

1,092.9

0.82

September 2012

1,164.4

912.8

0.78

October 2012

985.5

742.8

0.75

November 2012

910.1

718.6

0.79

December 2012 (final)

1,006.1

927.4

0.92

January 2013 (prelim)

952.1

1,086.7

1.14

Source: SEMI, February 2013

 

 

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