Global semicon equipment billings fell 5% q-o-q to US$15.8b in 3Q, says SEMI

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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 5): Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings fell 5% quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2018 to US$15.8 billion from US$16.74 billion second quarter.

The US-based Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI) in a statement on its website Dec 3 however said the figure was 11% higher year-on-year.

The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 95 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.