Semiconductor Revenues for December 2008

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)

Month-to-Month Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 3.08 2.70 -12.4%
Europe 3.17 2.55 -19.6%
Japan 4.05 3.74 -7.8%
Asia Pacific 10.57 8.42 -20.3%
Total 20.87 17.41 -16.6%

Year-to-Year Sales

Market Last Year Current Month % Change
Americas 3.65 2.70 -26.2%
Europe 3.53 2.55 -27.8%
Japan 4.31 3.74 -13.2%
Asia Pacific 10.79 8.42 -21.9%
Total 22.28 17.41 -21.9%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market Jul / Aug / Sep Oct / Nov / Dec % Change
Americas 3.21 2.70 -15.9%
Europe 3.48 2.55 -26.7%
Japan 4.26 3.74 -12.2%
Asia Pacific 12.02 8.42 -29.9%
Total 22.96 17.41 -24.2%

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