North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.05 in July

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in July 2004 was $1.61 billion. The bookings figure is level with the revised June 2004 level and 128 percent above the $706.9 million in orders posted in July 2003.

(August 23, 2004) Santa Clara, Calif.&#8212Nvidia postponed the delivery of about 20,000 processed uncut wafers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to avoid further buildup of its entry-level graphics chips inventory. Instead of being delivered to testing and packaging companies for back-end processing, the wafers will remain at TSMC’s warehouse.


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