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© analog devices (illustration purposes only!) Analysis | July 06, 2016

Semi sales in Europe at over USD 2.6 billion in May

Semiconductor sales in Europe amounted to USD 2.622 billion in May 2016, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported.
The report, based on the latest WSTS figures, shows a 0.8 percent decrease compared to April, substantially in line with global monthly developments. On a worldwide basis, semiconductor sales were USD 25.952 billion in May 2016, up 0.4 percent versus April. All growth figures represent a three-month rolling average.

In Europe, the main drivers of May’s sales were discrete semiconductors (up 2.5 percent compared to April), sensors and actuators (up 0.5 percent) and logic semiconductor devices (up 1.7 percent).

Sales of semiconductors designed to be used in specific applications also increased in May over April, both in Europe and worldwide. Looking at specific product categories worldwide, automotive and consumer application specific chips performed particularly well.

In May, exchange rate effects were still visible when comparing market growth in Euros and in Dollars. Measured in Euro, semiconductor sales were EUR 2.330 billion in May 2016, down 1.4 percent versus April 2016, and a decrease of 11.4 percent versus the same month one year ago.

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