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North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.67 billion in orders worldwide in August 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06, according to the August EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.06 means that $106 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.
SEMI reports that the three-month average of worldwide bookings in August 2015 was $1.67 billion. The bookings figure is 5.0 percent higher than the final July 2015 level of $1.59 billion, and is 23.8 percent higher than the August 2014 order level of $1.35 billion.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in August 2015 was $1.58 billion. The billings figure is 1.3 percent higher than the final July 2015 level of $1.56 billion, and is 21.9 percent higher than the August 2014 billings level of $1.29 billion.
"Given the trends through the year so far, the book-to-bill ratio stayed above parity on a three-month average basis,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “An adjustment in the trends is anticipated for the rest of the year due to the near-term economic outlook and lower demand for electronics in some sectors.”
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 U.S. dollars.
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