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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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Blog: 01/24/13

Semiconductor Companies Top 2012 Patent List, Reflecting Industry’s Innovation Leadership

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Several U.S. semiconductor companies ranked among the leading U.S. patent recipients in 2012, according to a recent report. The report, which was compiled and released by IFI Claims, shows that of the top 15 U.S. firms receiving U.S. patents in 2012, six were semiconductor companies: IBM, Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom, Micron and Texas Instruments. IBM ranked […]

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Blog: 12/20/12

SIA Working With Federal Government to Improve Collection of Semiconductor Employment Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Over the last couple months, SIA has reported some key information about U.S. semiconductor employment. In November, we announced that the U.S. semiconductor industry currently employs almost a quarter of a million workers and added jobs three times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy from 2010 to 2011. Earlier this month, we released […]

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