Semi Equipment B2B Rises for 4th Straight Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:45

SAN JOSE, CA — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported orders rose faster than shipments in April, but remained well below last year's figures.

The 90-day moving average orders were $1.17 billion in April, up 6.4% from the revised March level but 26.8% lower from April 2012. Billings rose 9.3% from the final March number to $1.08 billion, but were down 25.7% from last year.

The book-to-bill ratio was 1.08, A book-to-bill of 1.08 means that $108 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month. It was the fourth straight month the book-to-bill ratio climbed.

The data are provided by the SEMI trade group.



Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

November 2012

910.1

718.6

0.79

December 2012

1,006.1

927.4

0.92

January 2013

968.0

1,076.0

1.11

February 2013

974.7

1,073.5

1.10

March 2013 (final)

991.0

1,103.3

1.11

April 2013 (prelim)

1,083.2

1,173.4

1.08

Source: SEMI, May 2013

 

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