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Blog: 04/09/19

U.S. Semiconductor Firms Top List of U.S. Patent Recipients in 2018

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

U.S. companies engaged in semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing were among the top U.S. corporate patent recipients in 2018, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. semiconductor firms consistently rank high on this list, because the U.S. semiconductor industry invests roughly one-fifth of its annual sales into research […]

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Press Release: 04/01/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 7.3 Percent Month-to-Month in February

Year-to-year sales fall across all regions, decrease 10.6 percent overall WASHINGTON—April 1, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $32.9 billion for the month of February 2019, a decrease of 7.3 percent from the January 2019 total of $35.5 billion and 10.6 percent less than the February 2018 total of […]

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Blog: 03/22/19

Semiconductor Demand Drivers Increase Across the Board in 2018

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Semiconductors enable a wide variety of products, from smartphones and computers to cars and industrial equipment. Newly released data on 2018 semiconductor sales by broad product category, known as “end-use,” show sales increased across all categories, while end-use category shares remained remarkably stable from 2017. This is according to the 2018 annual Semiconductor End-Use Survey […]

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Press Release: 03/04/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Down 5.7 Percent Year-to-Year in January

Month-to-month sales fall across all regions, decrease 7.2 percent overall WASHINGTON—March 4, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $35.5 billion for the month of January 2019, a decrease of 5.7 percent from the January 2018 total of $37.6 billion and […]

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Blog: 02/14/19

More Than 1 Trillion Semiconductors Sold Annually for the First Time Ever in 2018

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

While much attention was paid last week to SIA’s release of final semiconductor sales in 2018 ($468.8 billion) and the percent growth over the previous year (13.7 percent), there was one equally impressive number that flew under the radar a bit: 1.004 trillion. That is the number of semiconductors that were sold in 2018, marking […]

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Press Release: 02/04/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 13.7 Percent to $468.8 Billion in 2018

INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER ANNUAL SALES AND SHIPS 1 TRILLION UNITS FOR FIRST TIME IN 2018, BUT GROWTH SLOWED DURING SECOND HALF OF YEAR WASHINGTON—Feb. 4, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the global semiconductor industry posted sales of $468.8 billion in 2018, the industry’s highest-ever […]

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Press Release: 12/31/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 9.8 Percent Year-to-Year in November

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES THROUGH NOVEMBER TOP ANNUAL TOTAL FROM 2017; MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES IN NOVEMBER SLIP 1.1 PERCENT WASHINGTON—Dec. 31, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $41.4 billion for the month of November 2018, an increase of 9.8 percent from the November […]

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Press Release: 12/03/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 12.7 Percent Year-to-Year in October; Double-Digit Annual Growth Projected for 2018

INDUSTRY FORECAST PROJECTS SALES WILL INCREASE 15.9 PERCENT IN 2018 AND 2.6 PERCENT IN 2019 WASHINGTON—Dec. 3, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $41.8 billion for the month of October 2018, an increase of 12.7 percent from the October 2017 […]

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Press Release: 10/26/18

Global Semiconductor Sales in September Up 13.8 Percent Year-to-Year

Q3 SALES ARE HIGHEST ON RECORD, 4.1 PERCENT MORE THAN PREVIOUS QUARTER, 13.8 PERCENT HIGHER THAN Q3 OF LAST YEAR WASHINGTON—Oct. 26, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $122.7 billion during the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 4.1 […]

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Press Release: 10/01/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 14.9 Percent Year-to-Year in August

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES; YEAR-TO-YEAR GROWTH SEEN ACROSS ALL MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCT CATEGORIES AND REGIONAL MARKETS WASHINGTON—Oct. 1, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, to day announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $40.16 billion for the month of August 2018, an increase of 14.9 percent […]

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Press Release: 09/04/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 17.4 Percent Year-to-Year in July

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES; YEAR-TO-YEAR GROWTH SEEN ACROSS ALL MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCT CATEGORIES AND REGIONAL MARKETS WASHINGTON—Sept. 4, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $39.5 billion for the month of July 2018, an increase of 17.4 percent compared […]

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Blog: 08/08/18

The 2018 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Where can you find just about any data point on the semiconductor industry and market? Answer: the 2018 SIA Databook which is now available! Complete with tons of data on the global semiconductor market, the U.S. semiconductor industry, and the top end markets for semiconductors, the 2018 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive resource for all things […]

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