SEMI Reports Q2 2006 Semiconductor Equipment Billings of $9.59 Billion

SEMI reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached $9.59 billion in the second quarter of 2006. The billings figure is 0.2 percent higher than the first quarter of 2006 and about twenty-seven percent above 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$11.53 billion in the second quarter of 2006. The figure is 60 percent above the same quarter a year ago, and about 23 percent above the bookings figure for the first quarter of 2006.

“In the second quarter of 2006, worldwide bookings for semiconductor manufacturing equipment posted strong sequential gains, while billings reached their highest levels since the first quarter of 2001,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI.

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