KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 26): Semiconductor equipment billings for North America-based manufacturers jumped 40.3% year-on-year (y-o-y) in September 2020 to US$2.75 billion from US$1.96 billion previously, according to the US-based Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
In a statement on its website last Thursday, SEMI said the billing figure was 3.6% higher than the final August 2020 level of US$2.65 billion.
SEMI president and chief executive officer (CEO) Ajit Manocha said September billings for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers marked another month of growth.
“The semiconductor industry remained resilient despite challenges posed by the [Covid-19] pandemic and geopolitical tensions,” he said.
The SEMI billings report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers.
SEMI publishes a monthly North American billings report and issues the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) report in collaboration with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).
The WWSEMS report currently reports billings for 24 equipment segments and seven end-market regions.
SEMI also has a long history of tracking semiconductor industry fab investments in detail on company-by-company and fab-by-fab bases in its World Fab Forecast and SEMI FabView databases.