KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 7): Global semiconductor equipment billings dipped 2% year-over-year (y-o-y) to US$25.8 billion (RM120.68 billion) in the second quarter of 2023 (2Q2023), while quarter-over-quarter billings slipped 4%, said the US-based SEMI.
In conjunction with the release of the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report on Wednesday, SEMI president and chief executive officer Ajit Manocha said overall demand for capital equipment remains strong despite the uncertainty that continued to pervade the macroeconomy in the first half of 2023.
“During the report period, some semiconductor market segments exercised caution in making capital equipment investments, though the impact across regions varied,” he said.
The report is compiled from data submitted by members of SEMI and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan.
The WWSEMS Report is a summary of the monthly billings figures for the global semiconductor equipment industry.