Moutain View, CA--July 23, 1996--The North American semiconductor equipment industry posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.95 in June 1996, following an adjusted ratio of 0.87 for May 1996, it was reported by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).
Figures released by SEMI show that worldwide orders for June 1996 reached $1.21 billion, increasing 3 percent from $1.18 billion in April 1996. Worldwide shipments for June 1996 decreased 6 percent, to $1.28 billion, resulting in a book-to-bill of 0.95.
The book-to-bill ratio is the ratio of three-month average orders to three-month average shipments for U.S.-based semiconductor equipment producers. A book-to-bill of 0.95 means $95 in orders were received for each $100 shipped.
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