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SAN JOSE — North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers continued to see orders slide relative to sales in October, the SEMI trade group said. 

The book-to-bill ratio fell 10 basis points sequentially to 0.93, the fifth straight month of declines from a high of 1.10 in June.

A book-to-bill of 0.93 means that $93 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The three-month average worldwide bookings in October was $1.10 billion, down 7% from the revised September figures and down 1.9% from October 2013. Three-month average worldwide billings were down 5.8% from September to $1.18 billion, but up 10.6% from a year ago. 

 

 

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

May 2014

$1,407.8

$1,407.0

1.00

June 2014

$1,327.5

$1,455.0

1.10

July 2014

$1,319.1

$1,417.1

1.07

August 2014

$1,293.4

$1,346.1

1.04

September 2014 (final) 

$1,256.5

$1,186.2

0.94

October 2014 (prelim) 

$1,184.0

$1,102.9

0.93

Source: SEMI, November 2014

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