SIA Semiconductors

Global Semiconductor Sales Remain Flat in August

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012 4:30 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Oct. 2, 2012—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.30 billion for the month of August 2012, a slight increase of 0.1 percent from the previous month when sales were $24.27 billion and a 3.2 percent decrease from the August 2011 total of $25.1 billion. Year-to-date sales reached $189.46 billion in August 2012, down 4.6 percent compared to the same time last year.clientuploads/innovation.jpg

“Global semiconductor sales have held steady in recent months despite strong macroeconomic headwinds, but these challenges have hampered growth,” said Brian Toohey, president & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “With Election Day fast approaching, candidates should have a vigorous discussion about enacting government policies to reduce business uncertainty, accelerate the economic recovery and keep America at the forefront of innovation.” 

Year-over-year and year-to-date sales were lower across all regions, with small decreases in Japan and Asia Pacific and steeper drops in Europe and the Americas. Sales increased on a sequential monthly basis in the Americas (1.0 percent) for the first time since April 2012. Japan (1.0 percent) also increased month-over-month, while Europe (-1.9 percent) fell slightly and Asia Pacific remained flat. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.  

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