Semi Gear B2B Tops 1.0; First Time in 17 Months PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Monday, 26 March 2012 09:01

SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported February bookings exceeded billings for the first time since September 2010, although the numbers were considerably behind those of a year ago.

 

The 90-day average orders in February reached $1.33 billion, up 12.2% over the revised January figures and 16.5% below the $1.6 billion in orders posted in February 2011. The three-month average worldwide billings was $1.32 billion, up 6.4% from January but down 28.3% from a year ago.

The book-to-bill ratio was 1.01, SEMI said. A book-to-bill of 1.01 means that $101 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month. The ratio last topped 1.0 in September 2010, when it was 1.03. A ratio above 1.0 is considered a sign of a pending recovery.

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 US dollars.

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo.
avg)

Book-to-Bill

Sept 2011

1,313.5

926.5

0.71

Oct 2011

1,258.3

926.8

0.74

Nov 2011

1,176.7

977.2

0.83

Dec 2011

1,300.0

1,102.9

0.85

Jan 2012 (final)

1,239.9

1,187.5

0.96

Feb 2012 (prelim)

1,319.3

1,332.7

1.01

Source: SEMI March 2012

 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 10:06
 

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