March Book-to-Bill Even

Bookings gained 1% over February 2007; billings did not gain or lose, remaining at $1.42B. Year-to-year, bookings increased 2%, and billings climbed 6% over March 2006. The book-to-bill has hovered around 1.00 since December 2006, though bookings and billings have seen seasonal declines in the first quarter of 2007. The semiconductor equipment market is stable, said Stanley T. Myers, SEMI president and CEO, with an equilibrium of orders and shipments for more than three months.

(April 20, 2007) SANTA BARBARA, CA &#151 Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) began offering getter deposition services of wafer-level packaging (WLP) of MEMS devices, and other components requiring a hard vacuum. In testing, IMT reportedly demonstrated vacuum levels below 10 mTorr for inorganic devices &#151 equal to or better than industry standard.


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