Text Box: The monthly sales forecast for 2007 has not changed, but the monthly bookings have been revised downwards for 2Q and 3Q07. On a monthly basis ($B):

Equip    Orders   Sales
Aug          4.4          4.7
Sep P      5.6          6.0

  Year-over-Year Growth
Aug       - 19.1%   + 0.9%
Sep P     - 3.0%   + 0.4%

      Sequential Growth
Aug       - 15.7%    - 11.0%
Sep P   + 28.0%  + 26.9%

There were no changes to the forecast going forward.  Both  orders and sales for 2H07 will be lower than those of 1H07.

                                 -- Aida
 
                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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