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European semiconductor sales positive in July
European semiconductor sales increased by 1.1% versus the same month one year ago, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) reported.
Compared to June 2013, the European semiconductor market increased in July by 0.3%. All growth figures represent a three month rolling average. Several of the main product categories reported good results in July in Europe: Sensors & actuators and MOS MPU reported above average growth, and sales of discrete and MOS Micro grew respectively by 1.8% and 2.4% Looking at market segments by application, microchips designed for specific applications grew by approximately 2.0 %, as a result of the growth in the consumer, computer & peripherals, wired & wireless communication and automotive infotainment applications. Overall, European semiconductor sales in July 2013 amounted to USD 2.850 billion. On an YTD basis, semiconductor sales increased by 1.1% versus the same period in the year 2012. In July, exchange rate effects slightly increased when comparing market growth in Euros and in Dollars. Measured in Euros, semiconductor sales were 2.179 billion Euros in July 2013, an increase of 0.2% versus the previous month and a decline of 3.0% versus the same month a year ago. On a worldwide basis, semiconductor sales in July 2013 were USD 25.534 billion, up 2.6% versus the previous month and up 5.1% versus the same month in 2012. © esia