Press release


Stable revenue in the first half of 2022 despite the shortage of electronic components

Strong growth in the order book at the end of June: +76%

Bezons, July 27, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. – RIBER, world leader in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) equipment serving the semiconductor industry, publishes its sales for the first half of 2022.

Business developments

As of June 30 (€m)

2022 2021 To change
Systems 2.9 2.8 +5%
Services and accessories 6.3 6.5 -3%
Total reported income 9.2 9.3 -1%

Sales for the first half of 2022 amounted to €9.2 million, stable compared to the previous year due to the difficulties in supplying electronic components which prevented new deliveries over this period.

Revenue from MBE systems amounted to €2.9 million, up +5% compared to the first half of 2021.

Revenue from services and accessories amounted to €6.3 million, with a limited decline of -3% over one year.

The breakdown of RIBER’s half-yearly revenue as of June 30, 2022 is as follows: 39% for Europe, 56% for Asia and 5% for North America.

Evolution of the order book

As of June 30 (€m) 2022 2021 To change
Systems 23.0 10.5 +119%
Services and accessories 7.6 6.9 +10%
Total order book 30.6 17.4 +76%

In a context of growth in the MBE market, the first half of 2022 saw a very strong improvement in the level of order intake, with eight MBE systems ordered during the first half, including four production systems, and a stronger level of orders for services and accessories.

The order book at June 30, 2022 amounted to €30.6 million, up +76% compared to June 30, 2021.

The systems order book is up +119% at €23.0 million, based on four production systems, compared to one in 2021, and seven research systems, compared to four in 2021. It does not include: i) orders announced on July 25 for two research systems, or (ii) the option to purchase announced on June 8 for four production machines, the firm orders of which will be confirmed when the export license is obtained.

The order book for services and accessories was up by +10% at €7.6 million, confirming the good trend in MBE research and production activities.


RIBER continues to face a shortage of deliveries of electronic boxes (resulting from the current shortage of microprocessors), crucial components for the operation of the Company’s MBE machines. Machinery sales for the second half are therefore uncertain, with planned deliveries of systems being conditional on the resumption of deliveries of electronic boxes.

Reduced short-term visibility does not detract from the robust positioning of the Company’s activities or their medium- and long-term growth potential.

Half-year results and outlook for the full year will be published on September 28, 2022 before market.


RIBER is the world market leader in MBE – Molecular Beam Epitaxy equipment. It designs and produces MBE systems and evaporators for the semiconductor industry. It also provides technical and scientific support for its customers, the maintenance of their equipment and the optimization of their performance and yield. Thanks to its high-tech equipment, RIBER plays a vital role in the development of advanced semiconductor systems that are used in many consumer applications, from information technology to 5G telecommunications networks, OLED displays and cells. new generation solar panels.

RIBER is an innovative company approved by BPI France and listed on the Euronext Growth Paris market (ISIN: FR0000075954).



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