According to a report by,  the September book-t0-bill ratio for semiconductor equipment was at 0.81.

Bookings are 12% lower than the previous month, but almost 3% higher than the same period from 2011.

Although the book-to-bill level has dropped steadily throughout the year, Intel’s recent earnings were better than expected – do you think billings will continue to slide, or is the industry poised for a bounce back?