TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) Orders for Japanese chip-making equipment fell for the sixth straight month as computer memory makers reined in spending plans, an industry group said on Friday.
Orders fell 8.2 percent in August from the same month last year to 138.44 billion yen ($1.20 billion), the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan said.
Orders from makers of dynamic random access memory have fallen, while computer processor makers such as Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc have yet to take up the slack, the industry group said.
Orders translate into sales after one to six months.
Japan, the world's largest market for chip-producing tools, is home to such microchip equipment makers as Advantest Corp, Tokyo Electron Ltd Disco Corp and Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co Ltd.
Japanese suppliers of chip equipment also include Nikon Corp, Canon Inc and Yokogawa Electric Corp.
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