Global semicon equipment billings up 28% y-o-y to US$9.62b in 2Q, says SEMI

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 9): Global semiconductor equipment billings rose 28% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014 to US$9.62 billion, according to the US-based Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

In a statement on its website Sept 8, SEMI said the billings figure was 5% lower quarter-on-quarter.

The data is gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Meanwhile, worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $9.96 billion in the second quarter of 2014.

SEMI said the figure was 9% higher than the same quarter a year ago and 1% higher than the bookings figure for the first quarter of 2014.