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Home > Press > SEMI PV Group and VDMA Release Global PV Manufacturing Equipment Book-to-Bill Report: Q4 2010 Ratio of 1.13 Indicates Expanding Equipment Sales Opportunities

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SEMI, the global trade association for the nano and microelectronics manufacturing, and VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau), the German Engineering Federation, released their new quarterly Worldwide Photovoltaics (PV) Equipment Market Statistics report. It is the industry's only book-to-bill report based on direct inputs from PV equipment manufacturers around the world.

SEMI PV Group and VDMA Release Global PV Manufacturing Equipment Book-to-Bill Report: Q4 2010 Ratio of 1.13 Indicates Expanding Equipment Sales Opportunities

San Jose, CA | Posted on May 27th, 2011

"The PV equipment industry has been demanding accurate sales and order data on a global basis to better understand key business trends, market share, and regional dynamics to better benchmark and plan their businesses," said Bettina Weiss, executive director, SEMI PV Group. "That's why we set up a comprehensive report together with VDMA covering bookings and billings data by quarter, by market region, by supply chain segment and by equipment type."

The new report revealed that both bookings and billings have increased in all quarters of 2010. "Sales in Q4 were twice as high as in Q1. Newly received orders have been well above sales throughout the year," assessed Dr. Eric Maiser, managing director of VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment.

"With a book-to bill-ratio of 1.13, the industry is still in expansion mode, despite markets becoming more volatile," reported Weiss. "Equipment manufacturers are doing very well." Asia is by far the biggest contributor to PV equipment sales with close to an 80 percent share. Detailed information on bookings and billings is available to program participants.

Program Combines Strengths of Both Associations
The Worldwide PV Equipment Market Statistics report is jointly produced by SEMI and VDMA. The joint report combines the secure, proven methodology and global scope of the SEMI Book-to-Bill report for semiconductor equipment with VDMA's current PV reporting system that has provided bookings and billing information to German PV equipment manufacturers for over two years.

"SEMI has a long history of administering data collection programs and has a great reputation in the chip industry for it. Their worldwide presence and access to a broad international community is key for the success of our joint program," said Maiser. Weiss added, "VDMA's statistical department covers data for all sectors of the German machinery industry, including PV. Their PV equipment program structure has been successful in Germany, a good reason for adopting it for our joint program. This way, we could create the first truly global capital equipment book-to-bill for the photovoltaics capital equipment market."

Employing the same methodology for data collection has clear advantages for the participants. The report is currently only available to data collection program participants. It will be available for purchase later this year, once six quarters of equipment sales information have been accumulated.

For more information and to participate in the report, please visit: www.pvgroup.org or contact Melody Song at .

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About SEMI
SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano and microelectronics manufacturing. The SEMI PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy supply chain. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

About VDMA

The German Engineering Federation (VDMA), founded in 1892, represents more than 3,000 engineering industry companies, making it one of the largest and most important industrial associations in Europe. With about 912,000 employees (2010) all over Germany and a sales turnover of 173 billion Euros (2010) the industry is the biggest employer and one of the leading sectors of the German industry as a whole. Approximately 100 VDMA member companies are active in the photovoltaic sector, covered by VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment. For more information, visit www.vdma.org/pv

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SEMI
Melody Song/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7949
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Deborah Geiger/SEMI
Tel: 1.408.943.7988
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VDMA-PV
Dr. Eric Maiser
Managing Director
VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment
Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
+49 69 6603-1433
Fax +49 69 6603-2433

www.vdma.org/pv

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