Semiconductor Production Equipment Trend Watch: With the Book-to-Bill ratio above 1:1, it's coming out of the freezer and popping into the oven
Posted on: 13-Jul-2009
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Semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted a Book-to-Bill ratio of 1.01 in June, according to VLSI Research. It was the first increase above parity since July 2008. This summerís upturn in equipment orders is being driven by the 3x nm ramp. Why 2010 will be better: Mooreís Law is not dead. VLSI Chip Price Performance Index (CPPI) shows memory is becoming profitable. Assembly is being driven by the shift out of gold and into copper wire bonding.
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