Global semiconductor sales reach highest total for 2013

Worldwide sales of semiconductors in July 2013 grew by 5.1% over the same month last year

Electrical Apparatus Magazine

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), a Washington, D.C.-based group that represents U.S. semiconductor designers and manufacturers, announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.53 billion for the month of July, the highest total for the year and an increase of 5.1% over July 2012. Global sales for the month were 2.6% higher than the previous month’s total of $24.88 billion. Sales in the U.S. increased 21.5% compared to July of last year, marking the region’s largest year-over-year increase in more than two years. All monthly sales numbers were compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

Regionally, July sales increased on a sequential monthly basis in Japan (7.9%), the U.S. (5.4%), Asia Pacific (1.2%), and Europe (0.3%). Compared to the same month in 2012, sales in July increased in the U.S. (21.5%), Asia Pacific (7.2%), and Europe (1.1%), but fell in Japan (-18.6%)…

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