LONDON – The book-to-bill ratio for Japanese chip-making equipment manufacturers dipped in August to 1.38 from 1.53 in July, according to a Dow Jones report that cited preliminary data released by the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan.
Global orders for Japanese semiconductor manufacturing equipment climbed 129.8 percent in August from a year earlier to 127.47 billion yen (about $1.51 billion) and as a result the book-to-bill ratio for Japanese chip-making equipment manufacturers came to 1.38, the report said
Major Japanese makers of chip production equipment include Tokyo Electron Ltd., Nikon Corp. and Canon Inc.
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