(August 26, 2005) San Jose, Calif. — Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $7.58 billion in Q2 2005, SEMI reports. Billings are 19% below Q1 2005 and 21% below Q2 2004’s figure. The data is gathered together with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 150 global equipment companies that provide monthly data.
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment reached $16.9 billion in the first half of 2005, or about 10% below the billings level posted for the first half of 2004. “The year-to-date performance is consistent with the recent SEMI member consensus survey that indicated expectations for worldwide equipment sales to reach about $33 billion this year following the very strong equipment sales in 2004,” says Stanley T. Myers, SEMI’s president and CEO.