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North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts January 2020 Billings

MILPITAS, Calif. —  North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.34 billion in billings worldwide in January 2020 (three-month average basis), according to the January Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI . The billings figure is 5.9 percent lower than the final December 2019 level of $2.49 billion, and is 22.9 percent higher than the January 2019 billings level of $1.90 billion.

“January data marked a solid start to 2020 with strong year-over-year billings growth for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “We expect the equipment market to recover from the soft 2019 though growth prospects may need to be tempered with the potential industry impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak.”

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.


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Source: SEMI ( ), February 2020

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 .

The data contained in this release were compiled by David Powell, Inc., an independent financial services firm, without audit, from data submitted directly by the participants. SEMI and David Powell, Inc. assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the underlying data.

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