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Semicon equipment makers report historic global billings in January

KUALA LUMPUR: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a record US$3.04bil in global billings in January 2021, boosted by the digital transformation.

According to the US-headquartered Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers Industry (SEMI), the billings figure (three-month average basis), was 13.4% higher than the final December 2020 billings of US$2.68bil.

SEMI also pointed out the billing were 29.9% higher than the January 2020 billings level of US$2.34bil.

SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha said January billings of North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers marked a historic monthly high for the industry and a great start to the year.

“The acceleration of digital transformation is fuelling strong, durable demand for semiconductor equipment, ” he said.


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