According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), April 2009 worldwide sales of semiconductors increased by 6.4% to $15.6 billion ($14.7 billion in March 2009). April 2009 sales were 25% lower than April 2008 ($20.9 billion). The worldwide automotive market remains weak. Corporate information technology spending has also lagged normal patterns as companies have lengthened replacement cycles. The consumer electronics sector presents a mixed picture — analysts project increased unit sales of digital televisions and hand-held game players and lower unit sales of most other consumer electronics products.
April 2009 (Billions)
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More info: Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)