SAN JOSE, USA: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.35 billion in orders worldwide in August 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to the August EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.
A book-to-bill of 1.04 means that $104 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in August 2014 was $1.35 billion. The bookings figure is 5 percent lower than the final July 2014 level of $1.42 billion, and is 26.5 percent higher than the August 2013 order level of $1.06 billion.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in August 2014 was $1.29 billion. The billings figure is 2 percent lower than the final July 2014 level of $1.32 billion, and is 19.5 percent higher than the August 2013 billings level of $1.08 billion.