KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings fell 9% year-on-year to US$10.61 billion in the first quarter of 2012, according to the US –based Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers’ Industry association (SEMI).
In a statement Monday on its website, SEMi said the billings figure was 14% higher than the fourth quarter of 2011.
The data is gathered in jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis, it said.
Meanwhile, SEMI said worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $10.07 billion in the first quarter of 2012.
The figure is 9% lower than the same quarter a year ago and 13% higher than the bookings figure for the fourth quarter of 2011, it said.