August 26, 2005 – SEMI today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $7.58 billion in 2Q05. The billings figure is 19% below 1Q05and 21% below the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered in cooperation with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 150 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment reached $16.9 billion in the first half of 2005, which is 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 US$33 billion this year following the very strong equipment sales in 2004,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI.”