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Asia Pacific posts strong August chip sales with $16.66B

Posted: 08 Oct 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Asia Pacific? semiconductor? WSTS? ESIA?

Asia Pacific semiconductor sales raked in a total of $16.66 billion in August, a 12.3 per cent sequential increase over the same month in 2013, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Associations (ESIA).

The numbers were based on the latest WSTS sales report. Looking at monthly growth rates, the logic market showed a relatively strong increase compared to other categories, continuing the upward trend started at the beginning of 2014. Revenues in the MOS microprocessor category grew strongly over July, while in the memory market, the Total Flash and Nand memory showed a positive performance compared to July. All growth figures represent a three-month rolling average.

Semiconductor devices designed to be used in specific applications registered a 0.7 per cent growth compared to July, led by strong demand in the computer and IC cards areas.

On a year-to-date basis, semiconductor sales increased by 10.1 per cent versus the same period in 2013. On a worldwide basis, semiconductor sales in August 2014 were $28.435 billion, up 1.3 per cent versus the previous month and up 9.4 per cent versus the same month in 2013.

Worldwide semiconductor sales

Semiconductor market data by region. Source: WSTS

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