WASHINGTON – The 90-day moving average semiconductor sales reached $29.7 billion worldwide in November, up 9.1% year-over-year and down 0.1% sequentially, said the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Year-to-date sales through November were 10% higher than at the same point in 2013.
“Global semiconductor sales through November have matched the total from all of 2013, assuring that the industry will achieve a new record for sales in 2014,” said Brian Toohey, president and CEO. “Demand remains strong across nearly all semiconductor product categories, and the Americas and Asia Pacific regional markets continue to post the most robust growth. Macroeconomic trends bode well for continued growth into 2015.”
All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization and represent a three-month moving average.
Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in Asia Pacific (12.3%), the Americas (11.1%), and Europe (3.4%), but decreased 4.5% in Japan.
Sales were up sequentially in the Americas (1.8%), but decreased 0.2% in Asia Pacific; sales were down 0.7% sequentially in Europe, and fell 2.6% in Japan. Sales were higher across all regions through November than they were through the same point last year.