Q3-08 semicon equipment billings at $6.56bn

By : |December 17, 2008 0

SAN JOSE, USA: SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $6.56 billion in the third quarter of 2008.

The billings figure is 16 percent lower than the second quarter of 2008 and 41 percent less than 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.

SEMI also reported worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings of US$5.60 billion in the third quarter of 2008. The figure is 37 percent less than the same quarter a year ago, and 20 percent less than the bookings figure for the second quarter of 2008.

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The quarterly billings data by region in millions of U.S. dollars, year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter growth rates by region are as follows:


Source: SEMI/SEAJ December 2008
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding

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