Semiconductor sales finish 2021 on high note

Semiconductor billings consistently over 35% YoY in the second half of 2021 due to high industry demand.

By SEMI January 26, 2022
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North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $3.92 billion in billings worldwide in December 2021 (three-month moving average basis), according to the December Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 0.5% lower than final November 2021 billings of $3.93 billion and 46.1% higher than December 2020 billings of $2.68 billion.

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.

Courtesy: SEMI

Courtesy: SEMI

“After record-breaking billings of North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers in November 2021, December billings remained robust and were the second-highest ever,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “For the first time, billings topped $3 billion every month of the year, nearing $4 billion by year end, demonstrating unprecedented demand and exceptional execution by equipment suppliers.”

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.

– Edited from a SEMI press release by CFE Media. SEMI is a CFE Media and Technology content partner.

Original content can be found at Control Engineering.