North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.39 billion in orders in August 2007 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83 according to the August 2007 Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.83 means that $83 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in August 2007 was $1.39 billion. The bookings figure is down about one percent from the final July 2007 level of $1.41 billion and 19 percent less than the $1.73 billion in orders posted in August 2006.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in August 2007 was $1.69 billion. The billings figure is even with the final July 2007 level of $1.69 billion and three percent less than the August 2006 billings level of $1.74 billion.
“Orders reported by North American equipment companies continue to trend downward, as expected, and are 15 percent below the May peak,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “Total worldwide 2007 equipment revenues remain on course to be comparable to 2006 sales.”
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.
|July 2007 (final)||1,685.8||1,406.3||0.83|
|August 2007 (prelim.)||1,687.6||1,394.5||0.83|
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 September 2007 SEMI Book-to-Bill Report is scheduled for publication on October 18, 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.