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Semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings Aug. 37.6% YoY

Semiconductor manufacturing billings were up more than 35% in August 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

By SEMI September 27, 2021
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology

Billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment in August 2021 exceeded August 2020 by 37.6%, according to the Sept. 20 SEMI Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) billings report.

“After an extraordinary eight-month run of record-breaking results, billings of North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers expectedly softened in August compared to July,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “Nonetheless, billings continue to reflect strong demand for semiconductor equipment and solid year-over-year growth.”

Powered by digital transformation and other technology trends, global semiconductor equipment investments for front end fabs in 2022 are expected to reach nearly $100 billion to meet soar-ing demand for electronics after topping a projected $90 billion in 2021, both new records, SEMI said in its World Fab Fore-cast report, Sept. 14. The SEMI EMDS report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semi-conductor equipment manufacturers.

Below, figures are in millions of dollars.N.Am. semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings (3-mo. avg., 2021, YoY % increases)

$3,650.0 August, prelim., 37.6%

$3,857.4 July, final, 49.8%

$3,690.2 June, 59.2%

$3,588.5 May, 53.1%

$3,428.9 April, 50.3%

$3,273.9 March, 47.9%

Source: SEMI, www.semi.org

– Edited from press releases from SEMI, a CFE Media content partner.


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