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Japan's book-to-bill goes above parity

Posted: 22 Nov 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Japanese-based semiconductor production equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.01 for October, up from 0.90 in September, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).

The three-month average of worldwide bookings in October were 122.2 billion yen ($1.03 billion). The bookings figure is 4.6 percent up on the final September 2005 level and up 9.4 percent from the like period a year ago.

The three-month average of worldwide billings in October was 125.5 billion yen ($1.05 billion). The billings figure is down 6 percent on the final September 2005 level and 1.6 percent down the October 2004 billings level.

The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group disclosed that it has revised its chip-equipment, book-to-bill ratio downwards for two months. The changes lowered the ratio from above parity to below that level for August and September, leaving some to wonder if the fab-tool industry is still in the doldrums.

SEMI, based here, also said that North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.95 in October, up from 0.90 in September.

- EE Times




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