Electronics Production | January 07, 2011
November semi-sales decreased slightly
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported that worldwide semiconductor sales in November were USD 26.0 billion, a decrease of 0.9% from the prior month when sales were USD 26.2 billion.
Sales increased by 14.4% from November 2009 when sales were USD 22.7 billion. Year-to date sales through November were USD 271.8 billion, up 34.0% from the like period of 2009 when sales were USD 202.8 billion. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average. "Despite continuing macroeconomic uncertainty, the semiconductor industry is slated to close the year at record sales levels with year-over-year growth rates not experienced in nearly a decade. The application of advanced technologies continues to further the proliferation of semiconductor content into a wider range of end products including mediatablets, smartphones, eReaders, and automobiles, resulting in impressive semiconductor sales in 2010. We expect continued moderation in sales growth, in line with our November forecast", said SIA President Brian Toohey.