SAN JOSE, USA: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.83 billion in orders in July 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.23, according to the July 2010 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.23 means that $123 worth of orders was received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in July 2010 was $1.83 billion. The bookings figure is up 5.9 percent from the final June 2010 level of $1.73 billion, and is 220.4 percent above the $571.8 million in orders posted in July 2009.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in July 2010 was $1.49 billion. The billings figure is up 1.8 percent from the final June 2010 level of $1.47 billion, and is 177.6 percent above the July 2009 billings level of $538.0 million.
"The July report shows continued momentum in the market for new semiconductor manufacturing equipment," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "While there are some questions about the semiconductor industry sustaining its strong growth trends in the second half of this year, bookings for new equipment continue to increase and are at the highest levels recorded since January 2001.”
The SEMI book-to-bill is a ratio of three-month moving averages of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings and bookings figures are in millions of US dollars.Source: SEMI, USA.