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Blog: 07/26/16

How Are Mid-Year Semiconductor Sales Shaping Up?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Next week, SIA will release its June 2016 global sales report (GSR), which will include global semiconductor sales totals for the first half of 2016. As we approach the halfway point in semiconductor sales for 2016, how should we assess sales performance to date, what questions should we consider ahead of next week’s GSR release, […]

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Blog: 07/19/16

Congressional Research Arm Produces Report on the U.S. Chip Industry

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

A newly released report by a non-partisan research arm of Congress underscores how semiconductors’ economic and military importance has made the industry’s health a focus of congressional interest for nearly 70 years. The report, produced by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), details how the federal government played a key role in the creation and support […]

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Blog: 04/01/16

The 2016 SIA Factbook: Your Top Source for Semiconductor Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Did you know global semiconductor industry sales reached $335 billion in 2015? Did you know the U.S. semiconductor industry maintained market share leadership with 50 percent of the global market in 2015? Did you know semiconductors were America’s third-leading manufactured export in 2015, behind only airplanes and automobiles? These facts and many others are now […]

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Blog: 03/31/16

What End-Use Applications Drove Semiconductor Sales in 2015?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Communications (34.1 percent of total sales) and PCs/computers (29.7 percent) remained the top semiconductor markets by end-use in 2015, according to the recently released World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) Semiconductor End-Use Report. The report breaks down sales by end-use and regional end-market for a wide variety of semiconductor products. The figure below shows the six major […]

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Blog: 08/27/15

SIA White Paper: Facts about Semiconductor Manufacturing

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

A newly published SIA white paper affirms that U.S. semiconductor companies do the majority of their manufacturing in the United States, and semiconductors are one of America’s top manufactured exports, behind only aircraft and automobiles.

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Press Release: 08/13/15

Global Sales Report 2015

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in October; Slight Growth Projected for Next Three Years Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 1.5 Percent in Third Quarter Published Monday, November 2, 2015 Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease Slightly in August Published Monday, October 5, 2015 Global Semiconductor Sales Down Slightly in July Published Thursday, September 3, […]

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Blog: 08/06/15

The 2015 SIA Factbook: Your Source for Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

What U.S. industry spends a higher share of sales on research and development than any other U.S. industry? What U.S. industry had a sales-revenue-per-employee ratio in 2014 of $667,000, the highest level in its history and among the highest of any U.S. industry? What U.S. industry directly employs a quarter of a million workers in […]

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Blog: 07/30/15

How are Semiconductor Sales Shaping up for the First Half of 2015?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Next Monday, SIA will release its June 2015 global sales report (GSR), which will include global semiconductor sales totals for the first half (H1) of 2015. As we approach the halfway point, how should we assess semiconductor sales thus far, and what questions should we consider ahead of next week’s GSR release?

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Blog: 04/29/15

How are Semiconductor Sales Shaping up for the First Quarter of 2015?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Next Monday, SIA will release its March 2015 global sales report (GSR), which will include sales totals for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015. With two-thirds of Q1 sales already in the books, how should we assess semiconductor sales thus far and what questions should we be thinking about ahead of next week’s GSR release?

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Blog: 04/01/15

The SIA Factbook: Your Source for the Latest Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Did you know that the global semiconductor industry reached record sales of $336 billion in 2014? Did you know that the U.S. semiconductor industry maintained market share leadership with 51 percent of the global market in 2014? Did you know that semiconductors were America’s third-leading manufactured export in 2014 behind only airplanes and automobiles? These […]

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Blog: 03/18/15

What End Use Applications Drove Semiconductor Sales in 2014?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization recently published its annual Semiconductor End-Use Report for 2014, which breaks down sales by end-use and regional end-market for a wide variety of semiconductor products. The figure below shows the six major semiconductor end applications by percent share of total semiconductor end sales for 2014.

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Blog: 02/06/15

How Did the Global Semiconductor Market Reach Record Sales in 2014?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Last November, when I wrote about industry sales through the third quarter of 2014, I said that it was hard to envision final 2014 sales not being the highest annually on record and that a more interesting question to consider was whether final 2014 annual sales would surpass the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics’ (WSTS) forecast […]

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