NA semiconductor equipment industry posts 1.09 book-to-bill ratio

July 21, 2014. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.47 billion in orders worldwide in June 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, according to the June EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI.  A book-to-bill of 1.09 means that $109 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in June 2014 was $1.47 billion. The bookings figure is 4.3 percent higher than the final May 2014 level of $1.41 billion, and is 10.0 % higher than the June 2013 order level of $1.33 billion.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in June 2014 was $1.34 billion. The billings figure is 4.8% lower than the final May 2014 level of $1.41 billion, and is 10.4% higher than the June 2013 billings level of $1.21 billion.

“Semiconductor equipment bookings are at the highest level since May 2012,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “The strength of the June bookings (three-month average) substantiate the outlook for strong double-digit sales growth this year.”

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.

The data contained in this release were 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. The Book-to-Bill report is one of three reports included with the SEMI Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS). For more information on SEMI, visit

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