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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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Press Release: 12/05/14

Semiconductor Industry Forecasts Broad and Sustained Sales Growth for 2015

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

This year is not yet complete, and analysts are already considering the outlook for 2015! Such is the case for our industry, which is known for always looking ahead, right? Given that the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program released its Fall semiconductor industry forecast earlier this month on December 2, it seems appropriate now to […]

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Press Release: 11/07/14

Semiconductor Market Continues Record Setting Pace in Third Quarter of 2014

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Third quarter global semiconductor industry sales reached a record high of $87 billion, as reported earlier this week in SIA’s most recent monthly global sales report. This figure marked a 5.7 percent increase over the second quarter global sales totals.

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Blog: 10/10/14

SIA White Paper: Semiconductor Industry Has Grown U.S. Economy through Innovation

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Sixty-four years ago this month, the U.S. Patent Office issued a patent to three semiconductor pioneers for the transistor, the building block for semiconductor innovation. Since then, the U.S. semiconductor industry has continued to innovate at an impressive rate, thus contributing significantly to U.S. economic growth. In fact, a recently published SIA white paper concludes that […]

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Blog: 10/07/14

SIA White Paper: Semiconductor Industry Has Contributed More to U.S. Economic Growth than any other Major Manufacturing Industry

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

A newly published SIA white paper shows that, thanks to rapid technological development, the U.S. semiconductor industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy grew 265 percent from 1987 to 2011, more than that of any other major U.S. manufacturing industry. Based on official U.S. government data, the paper concludes what SIA and the industry has known for […]

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Press Release: 08/29/14

Semiconductor Market Setting Sales Records through the First Half of 2014

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

As SIA reported earlier this month, worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $82.7 billion during the second quarter of 2014, marking the industry’s highest-ever second quarter sales total. In fact, there were other “highest ever” sales levels achieved with the release of the June 2014 data, including highest monthly sales ever and highest first half sales […]

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Blog: 06/25/14

Semiconductor Industry Forecasts Broad and Sustained Sales Growth for 2014 and Beyond

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Earlier this month, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program revised up its full-year 2014 global semiconductor sales growth forecast to 6.5 percent from the 4.1 percent it forecasted six months ago. WSTS also forecasts positive sales growth to continue in 2015 at 3.3 percent ($336.1 billion in total sales) and 2016 at 4.3 percent […]

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