SAN JOSE, USA: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.82 billion in orders in August 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.17, according to the August 2010 Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI.
A book-to-bill of 1.17 means that $117 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in August 2010 was $1.82 billion. The bookings figure is 1.1 percent lower than the final July 2010 level of $1.84 billion, and is 195.5 percent above the $614.5 million in orders posted in August 2009.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in August 2010 was $1.55 billion. The billings figure is up 3.8 percent from the final July 2010 level of $1.50 billion, and is 167.6 percent above the August 2009 billings level of $580.0 million.
"Overall equipment billings increased four percent in August resulting in the highest levels experienced since September 2007," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "While bookings declined slightly in August, 2010 is still on track to be a record growth year for semiconductor equipment.”
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, September 2010.