July Book-to-Bill Tumbles to 0.84

Billings dipped slightly from June to July, hitting $1.71B. The figure is 4% higher than the average billings in July 2006. Bookings fell 10% month-to-month and dropped 17% from July 2006. Orders booked in July totaled $1.44B. SEMI president and CEO Stanley T. Myers noted that strong equipment sales in the first half of 2007 have tapered off in June and July, leading to the lowered book-to-bill ratio.

(August 17, 2007) SILVER SPRING, MD &#151 Technologies and Devices International, Inc. (TDI), began producing indium-gallium-nitride (InGaN) substrates for packaging GaN-based high-brightness LEDs and blue and green laser diodes. The material’s crystal lattice and thermal properties are composed to match the given overgrown GaN device, which can reduce defects, improve device efficiency and output, and boost lifetime and power usage.


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