NA semi equipment industry posts June b-to-b ratio of 0.93

July 20, 2005 – North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.07B in orders in June 2005 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.93, according to the June 2005 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.

A book-to-bill of 0.93 means that $93 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in June 2005 was $1.07B. The bookings figure is 5.5% above the revised May 2005 level of $1.02B and 33% below the $1.61B in orders posted in June 2004.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in June 2005 was $1.15B. The billings figure is 4.9% below the revised May 2005 level of $1.21B and 33% below the June 2004 billings level of $1.50B.

“North American providers of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment continue to see stabilizing trends and a book-to-bill ratio that is trending toward parity,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “While overall billings are below last year’s levels, the current data reflects incremental improvement for front-end and especially final manufacturing equipment.”

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.


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