Global 3Q semicon equipment billings up 3% y-o-y to US$9.6b, says SEMI

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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 8): Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings rose 3% year-on-year and reached US$9.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, accordin to the US-based Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

In a statement on its website yesterday, SEMI said Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $8.7 billion in the third quarter of 2015.

It said the figure was 7% lower than the same quarter a year ago and 14% lower than the bookings figure for the second quarter of 2015.

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.