July Semiconductor Sales Up 37 Percent Year-on-Year

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenues (Graphic: Business Wire)

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Global sales of semiconductors grew to $25.2 billion in July, an increase of 1.2 percent from June when sales were $24.9 billion and an increase of 37.0 percent from July 2009 when sales were $18.4 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported today. Year to date sales total $169.2 billion, an increase of 46.7 percent from the $115.3 billion reported for the first seven months of 2009. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.

“Worldwide sales of semiconductors were strong in July despite growing indications of slower growth in the overall economy,” said SIA President Brian Toohey. “The continued proliferation of semiconductors into a broad range of products provides opportunities for industry expansion even in a period of slower overall economic growth. Although recent public statements from a number of major manufacturers have emphasized limited visibility for the near-term, we continue to expect that industry growth for 2010 will be in line with our mid-year forecast of 28.4 percent,” Toohey concluded.

About the SIA Global Sales Report

The SIA Global Sales Report (GSR) is a three-month moving average of sales activity. The GSR is tabulated by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, an independent, non-profit organization established by the global semiconductor industry to compile industry statistics. The moving average is a mathematical smoothing technique that mitigates variations due to differences in companies’ financial calendars.

July 2010                  
Billions                  
Month-to-Month Sales                  
Market     Last Month     Current Month     % Change
Americas     4.58     4.75     3.6%
Europe     3.10     3.13     0.8%
Japan     3.77     3.88     3.1%
Asia Pacific     13.48     13.48     0.0%
Total     24.93     25.24     1.2%
                   
Year-to-Year Sales                  
Market     Last Year     Current Month     % Change
Americas     3.11     4.75     52.7%
Europe     2.33     3.13     34.2%
Japan     3.24     3.88     19.9%
Asia Pacific     9.75     13.48     38.4%
Total     18.42     25.24     37.0%
                   
Three-Month-Moving Average Sales                  
Market     Feb / Mar / Apr     May / Jun / Jul     % Change
Americas     4.12     4.75     15.2%
Europe     3.08     3.13     1.5%
Japan     3.68     3.88     5.5%
Asia Pacific     12.93     13.48     4.3%
Total     23.81     25.24     6.0%

About the SIA

The SIA is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, America’s number-one export industry over the past five years. SIA seeks to continue U.S. leadership in this critical sector that employs 185,000 people in the U.S. and provides the enabling technology for America’s $1.1 trillion high-tech industries with a U.S. workforce of nearly 6 million people. More information about the SIA can be found at www.sia-online.org.

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Contacts

Semiconductor Industry Association
John Greenagel or Anne Craib, 408-436-6600
mailbox@sia-online.org

Contacts

Semiconductor Industry Association
John Greenagel or Anne Craib, 408-436-6600
mailbox@sia-online.org