SEMI b-to-b slips back to parity

SEMI’s b-to-b ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment slipped back to parity in February after being positive for four successive months.

SEMI book to bill

US-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.29 billion in orders worldwide in February 2014 and $1.29 in billings for a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00.

The bookings figure is 0.7% higher than the final January 2014 level of $1.28 billion, and is 20.1% higher than the February 2013 order level of $1.07 billion.

The billings figure is 4.5% higher than the final January 2014 level of $1.23 billion, and is 32.2% higher than the February 2013 billings level of $974.7 million.

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