April 23, 1987 |
Japan's minister of international trade and industry said Wednesday that he and U.S. Trade Representative Clayton K. Yeutter have agreed on steps that could lead to a new understanding of a bilateral agreement on trade involving semiconductors and the lifting of U.S. sanctions against Japan by mid-May. After a three-hour meeting with Yeutter, the minister, Hajime Tamura, told reporters that he had written a statement and that Yeutter had agreed with it. The statement says U.S.
May 3, 2001 |
Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell 4.5% in March as slowing economies and an inventory buildup cut into sales, an industry group said. March sales dropped to $14.4 billion from $15.07 billion a year earlier, the Semiconductor Industry Assn. said in its monthly report. Sales declined 7% from February sales of $15.48 billion. Sales were lower in every product sector and most geographic regions, the SIA said. Some analysts and companies expect semiconductor demand to recover later in the year.
November 22, 2000 |
Semiconductor equipment makers based in North America posted record orders of $3 billion in October, 17% higher than shipments in the same period, according to trade group Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International. The so-called book-to-bill was 1.17, meaning that for every $1.17 in orders taken, $1.00 in chip-making equipment was shipped. The three-month average of $3.04 billion is 5% higher than the September 2000 level.
November 27, 1997 |
Atmel Corp. said it is suing Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., alleging that Vitesse improperly hired away Atmel employees who it claims have disclosed confidential information to help Vitesse build a new chip plant in Colorado Springs, Colo. Atmel, a San Jose-based maker of specialty computer chips, said three former management-level employees who have since gone to work for Camarillo-based Vitesse are also encouraging current Atmel employees to join Vitesse.
July 13, 1987
Reflecting high order rates in recent months, shipments (billings) of semiconductors to the U.S. market in June totaled $933.4 million, 18.2% higher than May and the highest since November, 1984, the Semiconductor Industry Assn. reported. The ratio of orders to shipments (book-to-bill ratio) was 1.17 in June, meaning that $1.17 in orders came in for each $1 in shipments. "The industry's business indicators continue to show that a strong recovery is in progress," SIA President Andrew A.
April 10, 1987
Billings, or shipments, of semiconductors for March totaled $912.1 million, 34.6% higher than February's $677.8 million and 20.6% higher than the $756.2 million in March of last year, the Semiconductor Industry Assn. reported. The result was a book-to-bill ratio for March of 1.21, the sixth straight month the ratio has increased. The book-to-bill ratio of 1.21 means that for every $100 worth of product shipped, or billed, manufacturers received $121 worth of new orders, or bookings.