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Global Semiconductor Industry on Pace for Record Sales Through First Half of 2014

Sales up across every region and nearly all product categories compared to last year; Americas region shows strongest growth

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $82.7 billion during the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.4 percent over the previous quarter and a jump of 10.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013. Global sales for the month of June 2014 reached $27.57 billion, marking the industry's highest monthly sales ever. June's sales were 10.8 percent higher than the June 2013 total of $24.88 billion and 2.6 percent more than last month's total of $26.86 billion. Year-to-date sales during the first half of 2014 were 11.1 percent higher than they were at the same point in 2013, which was a record year for semiconductor revenues. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

"Through the first half of 2014, the global semiconductor market has demonstrated consistent, across-the-board growth, with the Americas region continuing to show particular strength," said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "The industry posted its highest-ever second quarter sales and outperformed the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) sales forecast. Looking forward, macroeconomic indicators – including solid U.S. GDP growth announced last week – bode well for continued growth in the second half of 2014 and beyond."

Regionally, sales were up compared to last month in the Americas (4.9 percent), Asia Pacific (2.1 percent), Japan (2.1 percent), and Europe (1.9 percent). Compared to June 2013, sales increased in the Americas (12.1 percent), Europe (12.1 percent), Asia Pacific (10.5 percent), and Japan (8.5 percent). All four regional markets have posted better year-to-date sales through the first half of 2014 than they did through the same point last year.

To find out how to purchase the WSTS Subscription Package, which includes comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS Forecasts, please visit http://www.semiconductors.org/industry_statistics/wsts_subscription_package/.   


June 2014




Billions




Month-to-Month Sales                              




Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

5.09

5.34

4.9%

Europe

3.13

3.19

1.9%

Japan

2.89

2.95

2.1%

Asia Pacific

15.76

16.09

2.1%

Total

26.86

27.57

2.6%





Year-to-Year Sales                         




Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

4.76

5.34

12.1%

Europe

2.84

3.19

12.1%

Japan

2.72

2.95

8.5%

Asia Pacific

14.56

16.09

10.5%

Total

24.88

27.57

10.8%





Three-Month-Moving Average Sales




Market

Jan/Feb/Mar

Apr/May/June

% Change

Americas

5.08

5.34

5.1%

Europe

3.08

3.19

3.5%

Japan

2.81

2.95

4.9%

Asia Pacific

15.18

16.09

6.0%

Total

26.15

27.57

5.4%

About SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America's economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products that we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the United States. In 2013, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $155 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites companies that account for 80 percent of America's semiconductor production. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org.

About WSTS

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) is an independent non-profit organization representing the vast majority of the world semiconductor industry. The mission of WSTS is to be the respected source of semiconductor market data and forecasts. Founded in 1986, WSTS is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

Media Contact
Dan Rosso
Semiconductor Industry Association
drosso@semiconductors.org
202-446-1719

SOURCE Semiconductor Industry Association

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