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North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.51 billion in orders worldwide in June 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, according to the June EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 0.98 means that $98 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 June 2015 was $1.51 billion. The bookings figure is 2.6 percent lower than the final May 2015 level of $1.55 billion, and is 3.5 percent higher than the June 2014 order level of $1.46 billion.
The three-month average of worldwide billings in June 2015 was $1.54 billion. The billings figure is 1.0 percent lower than the final May 2015 level of $1.56 billion, and is 16.2 percent higher than the June 2014 billings level of $1.33 billion.
“The June book-to-bill saw slight declines in the three-month averages for both booking and billings compared to May,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “Both figures, however, are above the trends reported one year ago and the first half of the year has been one of positive growth.”
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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