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19 According to the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ), total worldwide sales of Japanese semiconductor and liquid crystal manufacturing equipment reached a record high of 2,159.6 billion yen (a 41.6% increase year-on-year) in FY2004. Orders since the latter half of 2004 failed to increase and sales are forecasted to decline in FY2005 and FY2006.