Semiconductor Chip Sales – August 2007

According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide sales of semiconductors increased in August grew to $21.5 billion, an increase of 4.9% over August 2006 and an increase of 4.5% from July of this year.

Sales of NAND flash memory devices led the growth as supplies tightened and prices firmed. NAND flash sales were up by 48 percent compared to August 2006 and up by 19 percent from July of this year.

August 2007 (Billions)

Month-to-Month Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 3.48 3.59 3.0%
Europe 3.29 3.38 2.9%
Japan 3.96 4.10 3.5%
Asia Pacific 9.88 10.46 5.9%
Total 20.61 21.52 4.5%

Year-to-Year Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 3.83 3.59 -6.2%
Europe 3.21 3.38 5.3%
Japan 3.92 4.10 4.6%
Asia Pacific 9.56 10.46 9.4%
Total 20.51 21.52 4.9%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market Mar / Apr / May Jun / Jul / Aug % Change
Americas 3.34 3.59 7.2%
Europe 3.27 3.38 3.5%
Japan 3.95 4.10 3.7%
Asia Pacific 9.75 10.46 7.3%
Total 20.31 21.52 6.0%

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Semiconductor Chip Sales Grow by 4.9% to $21.5 Billion in August
Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)