Semiconductor Chip Sales – February 2008

According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide sales of semiconductors in February were $20.44 billion, an increase of 1.5% from February 2007 when sales were $20.14 billion. Sales declined by 4.9% from January when the industry reported sales of $21.48 billion. According to SIA, the sequential decline in February sales was in line with normal seasonal patterns for the industry. The SIA Global Sales Report (GSR) is a three-month moving average of sales activity. The GSR is tabulated by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, which represents approximately 66 companies. The moving average is a mathematical smoothing technique that mitigates variations due to companies’ financial calendars.

February 2008 (Billions)

Month-to-Month Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 3.45 3.29 -4.6%
Europe 3.44 3.34 -3.1%
Japan 4.10 3.99 -2.8%
Asia Pacific 10.49 9.82 -6.4%
Total 21.48 20.44 -4.9%

Year-to-Year Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 3.41 3.29 -3.5%
Europe 3.34 3.34 -0.1%
Japan 3.68 3.99 8.2%
Asia Pacific 9.70 9.82 1.2%
Total 20.14 20.44 1.5%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market Sep / Oct / Nov Dec / Jan / Feb % Change
Americas 3.83 3.29 -13.9%
Europe 3.68 3.34 -9.4%
Japan 4.39 3.99 -9.1%
Asia Pacific 11.23 9.82 -12.6%
Total 23.12 20.44 -11.6%

More info: Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)