Digi Times — SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015. The billings figure is 1% lower than the first quarter of 2015 and 2% lower than the same quarter a year ago. Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were US$10.2 billion in the second quarter of 2015, SEMI disclosed.
The global semiconductor materials market increased 3% in 2014 compared to 2013, while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10%, according to SEMI. Revenues of US$44.3 billion mark the first increase in the semiconductor materials market since 2011. Total wafer fabrication materials and packaging materials were US$24 billion and US$20.4 billion, respectively, said SEMI. Comparable revenues for these segments in 2013 were US$22.7 billion for wafer fabrication materials and US$20.4 billion for packaging materials.