Demand for semiconductors is growing due to increased digitization of the economy, growing demand for “smart” products, increased remote work, schooling, and shopping, and other factors. To meet this growing demand and counter the supply chain shock caused by the pandemic, the semiconductor industry has in the short term substantially expanded shipments by increasing the utilization of existing manufacturing capacity.
To meet increased chip demand over the long term, more semiconductor manufacturing facilities, called fabs, must be built. By funding legislation called the CHIPS Act and expanding and enacting the FABS Act, leaders in Washington can usher in a historic resurgence of chip manufacturing in America, strengthen our country’s most critical industries, boost domestic chip research and design, and help ensure the U.S. leads in the crucial, chip-enabled technologies that will define America’s strength for decades to come.
To promote transparency and a better understanding of the semiconductor supply chain, SIA has launched the Semiconductor Monthly Unit Sales Dashboard shown below. Given the attention on the supply of semiconductors and the supply chain disruptions facing broad sectors of the economy, the data below is intended to provide information to industry, government stakeholders, and the public at large on unit sales of semiconductors.
The Dashboard is based on World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) data and contains a 3-month moving average (3MMA) of unit sales of semiconductors from January 2019 (pre-pandemic) to the most currently available data. Additionally, the data is broken down by product category, including Logic, Analog, Memory, Discretes, Sensors and Actuators, MOS Micro, and Optoelectronics. The figures represent total unit sales (volume) for each product category.
 A 3MMA is an average of the current month and 2 previous months data and is used to show trends of the market over a period of time