SAN JOSE SEMI today reported worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $11.1 billion in the second quarter. The figure is up 3% sequentially, and about 15% year-over-year.  

SEMI also reported worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings of $10.2 billion in the second quarter, down 18% from last year, and about 4% below the first quarter numbers.
“Investment by memory manufacturers was particularly strong during the first half of the year, resulting in modest growth in billings during the second quarter,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “Bookings, while experiencing a slight decline, remain at sustainable levels, with this year’s revenues expected to be on par with 2006.”
This data was gathered in cooperation with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan from more than 150 global equipment companies providing data on a monthly basis.

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