August 22, 2014. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07, according to the July EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published Thursday by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.07 means that $107 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
The three-month average of worldwide bookings in July 2014 was $1.41 billion. The bookings figure is 2.8% lower than the final June 2014 level of $1.46 billion, and is 17.1% higher than the July 2013 order level of $1.21 billion.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in July 2014 was $1.32 billion. The billings figure is 0.7% lower than the final June 2014 level of $1.33 billion, and is 9.4% higher than the July 2013 billings level of $1.20 billion.
“Order activity for semiconductor equipment has held at a steady level so far for 2014,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “This trend, along with improvements in semiconductor device sales and unit shipments, is consistent with our outlook for strong equipment 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.
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).