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Semiconductor sales up in August but down in Americas

02 October 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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Worldwide semiconductor sales in August-08The SIA has reported that worldwide semiconductor sales in August 2008 grew by 5.5 percent to $22.7 billion compared to August 2007, which saw sales of $21.5 billion. Sales were up on July 2008 by 2.4 percent. All regions showed a small increase month-on-month except the Americas, which showed a decline in sales of -0.8 percent and a decline of -7.3 percent, year-on-year.

“Global sales of semiconductors remained strong in August,” said SIA President George Scalise. “Sales of personal computers and cellular handsets continued to be the principal drivers of demand. Continuing price pressure on DRAMs and NAND flash memory dampened overall industry growth. Excluding memory products, industry sales were up by 11.4 percent year-on-year in August. Year-to-date sales were 4.5 percent ahead of last year and remain in line with the SIA mid-year forecast of 4.3 percent growth in 2008,” Scalise continued.

The biggest growth in sales remains the Asia Pacific region with growth of 3.4 percent month-on-month and 12 percent year-on-year.

worldwide semiconductor sales in August

worldwide semiconductor sales in August

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