North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts March 2021 Billings, Extending String of Record Highs

MILPITAS, Calif. — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $3.27 billion in billings worldwide in March 2021 (three-month average basis), according to the March Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 4.2% higher than final February 2021 billings of $3.14 billion and 48% higher than March 2020 billings of $2.21 billion.

“Fueled by strong demand for leading-edge technologies, billings of North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers continued to edge up in March to set a new historical high,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO.

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 Year-Over-Year
October 2020 $2,648.2 27.3%
November 2020 $2,611.6 23.1%
December 2020 $2,680.8 7.6%
January 2021 $3,038.2 29.8%
February 2021 (final) $3,143.1 32.4%
March 2021 (prelim) $3,273.9 47.9%

Source: SEMI (, April 2021


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