August North American semiconductor billings up 2.5% YoY, down 5.9% from July

Sept. 24, 2018

MILPITAS, CA—North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.24 billion in billings worldwide in August 2018 (three-month average basis), according to the August Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published Thursday by SEMI. The billings figure is 5.9 percent lower than the final July 2018 level of $2.38 billion, and is 2.5 percent higher than the August 2017 billings level of $2.18 billion.

“Global billings of North American equipment suppliers declined in August when compared to July, although they remain above August 2017 billings,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “Industry spending remains solid and we expect equipment expenditures in North America, China, Japan, and Taiwan to increase over their respective levels relative to the first half of the year.”

The SEMI Billings report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.

Billings
(3-mo. avg.)
Year-Over-Year
March 2018
$2,431.8
16.9%
April 2018
$2,689.9
25.9%
May 2018
$2,702.3
19.0%
June 2018
$2,484.3
8.0%
July 2018 (final)
$2,377.9
4.8%
August 2018 (prelim)
$2,236.6
2.5%

Source: SEMI (www.semi.org), September 2018

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 by 24 equipment segments and by seven end market regions. SEMI also has a long history of tracking semiconductor industry fab investments in detail on a company-by-company and fab-by-fab basis in its World Fab Forecast and SEMI FabView databases. These powerful tools provide access to spending forecasts, capacity ramp, technology transitions, and other information for over 1,000 fabs worldwide. For an overview of available SEMI market data, please visit www.semi.org/en/MarketInfo.

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