SEMI Reports June Book-to-Bill Ratio of 0.94

North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.65 billion in orders in June 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.94 according to the June 2007 Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.94 means that $94 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in June 2007 was $1.65 billion. The bookings figure is relatively flat with the final May 2007 level of $1.64 billion and about seven percent less than the $1.78 billion in orders posted in June 2006.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in June 2007 was $1.75 billion. The billings figure is about five percent greater than the final May 2007 level of $1.67 billion and about 13 percent greater than the June 2006 billings level of $1.56 billion.

“North American bookings and billings are trending up slightly, and are at their highest levels of the year,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “Based on SEMI mid-year consensus forecast data, we expect the semiconductor equipment market to experience strong sales in 2007 of over $40 billion, driven by investments in 300 mm technology and 45 nm tools.”

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 U.S. dollars.

(Three-month avg.)
(Three-month avg.)
January 2007 1,448.0 1,445.8 1.00
February 2007 1,423.0 1,398.1 0.98
March 2007 1,436.4 1,419.6 0.99
April 2007 1,594.7 1,567.5 0.98
May 2007 (final) 1,670.2 1,641.9 0.98
June 2007 (prelim.) 1,753.3 1,652.1 0.94

The data contained in this release was compiled by David Powell, Inc., an independent financial services firm, without audit, from data submitted directly by the participants. SEMI and David Powell, Inc. assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the underlying data.

The data are contained in a monthly Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. The report tracks billings and bookings worldwide of North American-headquartered manufacturers of equipment used to manufacture semiconductor devices, not billings and bookings of the chips themselves.

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

The July 2007 SEMI Book-to-Bill Report is scheduled for publication on August 16, 2007; 3:00 p.m. PDT (subject to change).

Independently from SEMI, The Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) releases its July Book-to-Bill Report on approximately the same date. The SEAJ Book-to-Bill Report tracks billings and bookings worldwide of Japanese-headquartered semiconductor equipment manufacturers.