According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), 2008 worldwide sales of semiconductors decreased by 2.8% to $248.6 billion ($255.6 billion in 2007). Sales declined of 22% to $17.4 billion in December 2008 ($22.3 billion in December 2007). December sales decreased by 16.6% from November 2008 when sales were $20.9 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 differences in companies’ financial calendars.
December 2008 (Billions)
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