SEMI Lowers Early 2007 Book-to-Bill Estimates

January showed a three-month average of $1.45B for bookings and for billings, lower than the $1.67B and $1.60B SEMI originally announced. The book-to-bill was revised from 1.04 to parity: 1.00. In February, the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry posted $1.40B in bookings, below the preliminary $1.65B estimate. Billings equaled $1.43B, also below the preliminary $1.57B estimate. SEMI has adjusted the February book-to-bill from 1.05 to 0.98, a dip below parity that may indicate slower growth in the second half of 2007.

(April 18, 2007) CROLLES, France &#151 Tronics Microsystems SA expanded its characterization, assembly, packaging, and testing capabilities with additional space and tools. The expansion will support design-to-manufacturing services, and support its MEMS device supply chain.


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