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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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Blog: 05/22/14

Projected GDP Growth Bodes Well for Semiconductor Sales

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

In its most recent World Economic Outlook published last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts global GDP growth of 3.6 percent in 2014 and 3.9 percent in 2015. Global GDP growth in 2013 was 3.0 percent.

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Press Release: 05/14/14

Semiconductor Market Maintains Momentum at Start of 2014

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

As SIA reported earlier this month, worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014, marking the industry’s highest-ever first quarter sales.  It seems apparent that global semiconductor market performance in early 2014 has continued where 2013 left off with positive sales growth. Through the second half of 2013 and into […]

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Blog: 03/24/14

Computers Remained Top Semiconductor End Use Market in 2013; Communications Growing Fast

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization recently published the 2013 Semiconductor End-Use Report, which breaks down sales by end-use and regional end-market for a wide variety of semiconductor products. The figure to the right shows top-level data for 2013 global semiconductor end-use by percent for the six major end applications in the report.

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Blog: 03/24/14

Computers Remained Top Semiconductor End Use Market in 2013; Communications Growing Fast

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization recently published the 2013 Semiconductor End-Use Report, which breaks down sales by end-use and regional end-market for a wide variety of semiconductor products. The figure to the right shows top-level data for 2013 global semiconductor end-use by percent for the six major end applications in the report.

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Blog: 06/24/13

WSTS Projects Steady Growth for Industry

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

A World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) sales forecast released earlier this month projects moderate global growth for the remainder of 2013 and 2014.

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