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Demand for PCs, tablets push global IC sales

Posted: 06 Oct 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor? demand? global sales?

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has revealed that global sales of semiconductors amounted $25.03 billion for August. It represents a 2.2 percent YoY increase and a 0.7 percent improvement from July when sales totaled $24.9 billion.

"Sales in August were in large part driven by strong demand in tablets and PCs," noted Brian Toohey, president, SIA. "Growth in these areas is encouraging however, lower consumer and industrial demand across a wide range of products and markets is keeping overall sales lower than expected at this point."

A strong MoM boost in sales from Japan due to recovery efforts and output from fabrication facilities helped increase semiconductor sales in August. Additionally, due to the compounding effect of increased semiconductor content in cars, automotive application specific semiconductors have experienced double-digit growth year-to-date. In the midst of a slow and soft global economic picture, growth in the semiconductor industry is promising.

worldwide semiconductor revenues

This graph shows the YoY percent change of global semiconductor revenues.

- Caroline Kazmierski
??Semiconductor Industry Association





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