Global semicon manufacturing equipment billings up 14% y-o-y in 3Q2016 to US$110b, says SEMI

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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings rose 14% year-on-year and reached US$11.0 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to the U.S. based Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

In a statement on its website Dec 5, SEMI said the billings figure was 5% higher than the second quarter of 2016.

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

Meanwhile, it said global semiconductor equipment bookings were $11.3 billion in the third quarter of 2016.

It said the figure is 30% higher than the same quarter a year ago and 5% lower than the bookings figure for the second quarter of 2016.