by Semiconductor Industry Association
Washington, DC – November 1, 2010 – Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $26.5 billion in September, a gain of 2.9% from the prior month when sales were $25.8 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported today. Sales for the third quarter of 2010 amounted to $79.4 billion, a 6.1% increase from the previous quarter when sales were $74.8 billion. Third quarter sales were 26.2% higher than the $62.9 billion for the like period in 2009. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.
“Semiconductor sales have grown steadily in all regions through the third quarter of 2010, with strong demand in consumer and industrial electronic products,” said SIA President Brian Toohey. “Inventory for the industry continues to be generally in balance with demand,” Toohey continued.
“We could see moderation in the growth rate through the end of the year as demand for consumer electronic products such as personal computers, flat panel televisions, and mobile devices are potentially impacted by continuing economic uncertainty,” Toohey concluded.
SIA will release an updated semiconductor forecast on November 4th.
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.
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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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