Tuesday 30 May 2023
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$3.04 billion in billings worldwide in January 2021 (three-month average basis), the first time monthly billings have reached US$3 billion, said the US-based Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI).

In its January Equipment Market Data Subscription billings report published yesterday, SEMI said the billings figure is 13.4% higher than the final December 2020 billings of US$2.68 billion and 29.9% higher than the January 2020 billings level of US$2.34 billion.

SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha said January billings of North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers marked a historic monthly high for the industry and a great start to the year

“The acceleration of digital transformation is fueling strong, durable demand for semiconductor equipment,” he said.

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 US dollars.

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