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Blog: 07/26/17

The 2017 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 2017 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 in 2016, the 2017 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive […]

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Blog: 06/08/17

The 2017 SIA Factbook: Your Top Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Quick, where can you find out A) the size of the global semiconductor market in 2016 (answer: $339 billion), B) U.S. semiconductor industry market share in 2016 (answer: 48 percent), and C) the top end market for semiconductors in 2016 (answer: communication products) all in one place? Answer: These data points and many more are […]

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Press Release: 04/14/17

Global Sales Report 2017

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 20 Percent Year-to-Year in Q1 Published Monday, April 30, 2018 Global Semiconductor Sales Up 21 Percent Year-to-Year in February Published Monday, April 2, 2018 January Semiconductor Sales Up 22.7 Percent Compared to Last Year Published Monday, March 5, 2018 Annual Semiconductor Sales Increase 21.6 Percent, Top $400 Billion for First Time […]

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Blog: 03/14/17

End-Use Products that Drove Semiconductor Sales in 2016

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Communications and PCs/computers remained the top semiconductor markets by end use in 2016. At the same time, automotive and industrial end markets continued their strong growth path. This is according to the recently released World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) 2016 Semiconductor End-Use Report, which details sales by end use and regional end market for a […]

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Press Release: 08/13/16

Global Sales Report 2016

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 5 Percent Year-over-Year in October; Industry Forecast Revised Upward Published Monday, December 5, 2016 Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 11.5 Percent in Q3 Published Monday, October 31, 2016 Global Semiconductor Industry Posts Largest Monthly Sales Increase in 3 Years Published Monday, October 3, 2016 Global Semiconductor Sales Rebound in July Published Tuesday, […]

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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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