Gartner Forecasts Lower Revenue in 2007

The semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market will grow 6.2%, predicts Gartner. Packaging and assembly equipment (PAE) companies are expected to post revenue drops of about 12.2%, while automated test equipment (ATE) will decrease by 11.2%. Investment in the memory sector will drive the market, and capacity may outweigh demand.

(April 20, 2007) SAN JOSE, CA &#151 North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $1.42B in orders and billings in March, generating an even book-to-bill of 1.00, according to SEMI’s monthly book-to-bill report. Bookings improved slightly while billings remained at February levels. The book-to-bill had dropped slightly below parity in February at 0.98.


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