Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Billings Reach $16.7 Billion in Second Quarter 2018

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$16.7 billion in the second quarter of 2018, 1 percent lower than the previous record quarter and 19 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, reported today.

The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from more than 95 global equipment companies that provide monthly data. The quarterly billings data by region in billions of U.S. dollars, quarter-over-quarter growth and year-over-year rates by region are as follows:

  2Q2018 1Q2018 2Q2017 2Q18/1Q18
Korea 4.86 6.26 4.79 -22% 2%
China 3.79 2.64 2.51 44% 51%
Japan 2.28 2.13 1.55 7% 47%
Taiwan 2.19 2.27 2.76 -4% -21%
North America 1.47 1.14 1.23 29% 20%
Europe 1.18 1.28 0.66 -7% 80%
Rest of World 0.96 1.27 0.62 -24% 56%
Total 16.74 16.99 14.11 -1% 19%

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