WASHINGTON – Worldwide semiconductor sales reached $28.4 billion in August, up 9.4% year-over-year, and up 1.3% sequentially, says the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Year-to-date sales were up 10.1% compared to the same period in 2013.
“The global semiconductor market continued to demonstrate broad and sustained strength in August, and sales remain well ahead of last year’s pace,” said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, SIA. “Demand is strong across nearly all semiconductor product categories, and the industry has now posted sequential monthly growth for six consecutive months, thanks in part to continued strength in the Americas market.”
Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in Asia Pacific (12.3%), Europe (10.9%), and the Americas (7%), but decreased in Japan, down 1.7%. Sales were up sequentially in the Americas (2.3%) and Asia Pacific (1.7%), held flat in Japan, and decreased in Europe 1.3%. Sales increased across all regions for the three-month period from June to August compared to the previous three-month period.
Monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.