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Worldwide semiconductor equipment sales drop to $15.8 billion in third quarter of 2018

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment fell to $15.8 billion in the third quarter of 2018, according to new data from SEMI.

SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain.

In its latest report, the organization found that third quarter 2018 worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings dropped 5 percent from the previous quarter to $15.8 billion, but are 11 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago. 

The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan from over 95 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

The quarterly billings data by region in billions of US dollars, quarter-over-quarter growth and year-over-year rates by region are shown in the table below.

semi equipment sales