The outlook for chip equipment sales continues to get bleaker: trade association SEMI estimates...

|By:, SA News Editor

The outlook for chip equipment sales continues to get bleaker: trade association SEMI estimates the September book-to-bill for North American manufacturers hit 0.75, down from 0.8 in August, while claiming macro concerns are affecting capex. Chip equipment firms LRCX and UTEK fell this week on soft Q3 reports (I, II).