Semiconductor Chip Sales – July 2008

According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide sales of semiconductors grew by 7.6% to $22.2 billion in July from July 2007 sales of $20.6 billion. Sales grew by 2.8% from June when sales were $21.6 billion. Year-to-date sales through July were $148.3 billion, an increase of 5% from the same period of 2007 when sales were $141.3 billion.

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, an independent, non-profit organization established by the global semiconductor industry to compile industry statistics. The moving average is a mathematical smoothing technique that mitigates variations due to companies’ financial calendars.

July 2008 (Billions)

Month-to-Month Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 3.40 3.35 -1.6%
Europe 3.37 3.39 0.7%
Japan 3.95 4.11 4.0%
Asia Pacific 10.85 11.33 4.5%
Total 21.57 22.18 2.8%

Year-to-Year Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 3.48 3.35 -3.8%
Europe 3.28 3.39 3.3%
Japan 3.96 4.11 3.6%
Asia Pacific 9.88 11.33 14.7%
Total 20.60 22.18 7.6%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market Feb / Mar / Apr May / Jun / Jul % Change
Americas 3.31 3.35 1.0%
Europe 3.34 3.39 1.7%
Japan 4.25 4.11 -3.3%
Asia Pacific 9.98 11.33 13.5%
Total 20.88 22.18 6.2%

More info: Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)