Semi Gear Orders Plunge in February PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Monday, 25 March 2013 07:42

SAN JOSE — The 90-day moving average orders at North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers fell nearly 20% in February from last year.

Worldwide bookings fell 20 basis points sequentially from the revised January figure to $1.07 billion. The industry received $1.34 billion in orders a year ago.

Three-month average worldwide billings fell 26.3% from a year ago and 80 basis points sequentially to $975.3 million.

The book-to-bill ratio was 1.10, according to the SEMI trade group, meaning $110 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month. A ratio over 1.0 is considered a sign of future growth. However, when shipments fall faster than orders, the ratio also climbs.

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

September 2012

1,164.4

912.8

0.78

October 2012

985.5

742.8

0.75

November 2012

910.1

718.6

0.79

December 2012

1,006.1

927.4

0.92

January 2013 (final)

968.0

1,076.0

1.11

February 2013 (prelim)

975.3

1,074.2

1.10

Source: SEMI, March 2013

 

 

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