Thursday, 22 October 2009

From EDN: sales are up!

SEMI: Bookings rise y/y for first time since May 2007, industry continues to improve

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $732.8 million in orders last month and an improved book-to-bill ratio of 1.17, according to SEMI's September book-to-bill report.

By Suzanne Deffree, Managing Editor, News -- Electronic News, 10/21/2009

The semiconductor industry's overall situation continued to improve in September, according to the latest data from SEMI.

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $732.8 million in orders in September and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.17, according to SEMI's September book-to-bill report.

A book-to-bill of 1.17 means that $117 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month. The August book-to-bill ratio was 1.06.

The September bookings figure is 19.3% greater than the final August level of $614.5 million and 12.8% greater than the $649.9 million in orders posted in September 2008.

Meanwhile, billings in September were $624.6 million, a 7.7% improvement on the August level of $580 million but nearly 33% less than the August 2008 billings level of $927.3 million.

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