Semiconductor Revenues for April 2009

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)

Month-to-Month Sales

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 2.58 2.60 0.5%
Europe 2.19 2.17 -0.9%
Japan 2.53 2.59 2.4%
Asia Pacific 7.40 8.28 11.9%
Total 14.70 15.64 6.4%

Year-to-Year Sales

Market Last Year Current Month % Change
Americas 3.31 2.60 -21.6%
Europe 3.34 2.17 -35.0%
Japan 4.25 2.59 -39.0%
Asia Pacific 9.98 8.28 -17.0%
Total 20.88 15.64 -25.1%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market Nov / Dec / Jan Feb / Mar / Apr % Change
Americas 2.54 2.60 2.1%
Europe 2.27 2.17 -4.6%
Japan 3.23 2.59 -19.9%
Asia Pacific 7.29 8.28 13.6%
Total 15.34 15.64 1.9%

More info: Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)