SEMI Reports Second Quarter 2012 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Figures; Billings US$ 10.3 Billion
SAN JOSE, Calif. September 10, 2012 SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the worlds chip makers, today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$ 10.34 billion in the second quarter of 2012. The billings figure is 4 percent lower than the first quarter of 2012 and 13 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.
Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $9.70 billion in the second quarter of 2012. The figure is 10 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago and 4 percent lower than the bookings figure for the first quarter of 2012.
The quarterly billings data by region in millions of U.S. dollars, year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter growth rates by region are as follows:
|Region ||2Q2012 ||1Q2012 ||2Q2011 ||2Q12/1Q12 |
|Taiwan ||3.25 ||1.77 ||2.76 ||83% ||18% |
|Korea ||2.59 ||3.32 ||2.17 ||-22% ||19% |
|North America ||1.96 ||2.28* ||2.21 ||-14% ||-11% |
|Japan ||0.77 ||1.29 ||1.48 ||-40% ||-48% |
|Europe ||0.52 ||0.82 ||1.18 ||-37% ||-56% |
|China ||0.63 ||0.72 ||1.13 ||-12% ||-44% |
|ROW ||0.61 ||0.52 ||0.99 ||17% ||-38% |
|Total ||10.34 ||10.73 ||11.92 ||-4% ||-13% |
Source: SEMI/SEAJ September 2012
Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.
* North America was revised
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