Semi equipment orders slip
The book-to-bill has been positive all year. In July it was 1.0, and in June 1.1.
August bookings were $1.06 billion – 11.9% lower than July’s $1.21 billion, and is 2.7% lower than the August 2012 level of $1.09 billion.
August billings were $1.08 billion – 10.1% lower than July’s $1.20 billion, and is 18.7% lower than the August 2012 level of $1.33 billion.
“While some investment activity may be slowing, we see spending by foundries and flash memory suppliers to be key drivers for investments for the remainder of the year and into 2014, ” says SEMI CEO Denny McGuirk.