Market vision

The North American semiconductor-equipment industry posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.84 for November 1998, as reported by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (Mountain View, CA). This means that $84 in semiconductor orders were received for every $100 of products shipped.

Market vision

GEORGE KOTELLY

GEORGEK@PENNWELL.COM

The North American semiconductor-equipment industry posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.84 for November 1998, as reported by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (Mountain View, CA). This means that $84 in semiconductor orders were received for every $100 of products shipped.

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