Second Quarter 2021 Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Surge 48% Year-over-Year to Record $24 Billion, SEMI Reports

MILPITAS, Calif. – Global semiconductor equipment billings surged 48% year-over-year to a record high of US$24.9 billion in the second quarter of 2021, a 5% increase from the prior quarter, SEMI announced today in its Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.

SEMI logoCompiled from data submitted by members of SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), the Worldwide SEMS Report is a summary of the monthly billings figures for the global semiconductor equipment industry.

Following are quarterly billings data in billions of U.S. dollars with quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year changes by region:

Region 2Q2021 1Q2021 2Q2020 2Q2021/1Q2021 2Q2021/2Q2020
China 8.22 5.96  4.59 38% 79%
Korea 6.62 7.31  4.48 -9% 48%
Taiwan 5.04 5.71  3.51 -12% 44%
Japan 1.77 1.66  1.72 7% 2%
North America 1.68 1.34  1.64 25% 2%
Rest of World 0.84 1.02  0.37 -18% 129%
Europe 0.71 0.58  0.46 22% 54%
Total  24.87  23.57  16.77 5% 48%

Sources: SEMI ( and SEAJ (, September 2021


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