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Global Semiconductor Market Maintains Broad, Consistent Growth in July

September 2, 2014

Global sales increase by 9.9 percent over last year; industry posts month-over-month growth across all regions and product categories

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.1 billion for the month of July 2014, the industry’s highest-ever monthly sales total and an increase of 9.9 percent from July 2013 when sales were $25.5 billion. Global sales from July 2014 were 2.4 percent higher than the June 2014 total of $27.4 billion. Regionally, sales in the Americas increased by 8.1 percent compared to last July, and Europe posted its strongest year-over-year growth (14.9 percent) since October 2010. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

“The global semiconductor industry posted its highest-ever monthly sales in July and remains on track for a record year in 2014,” said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “All regions posted both month-over-month and year-over-year increases for the third straight month – the first time that has happened in over four years – and sales increased in July across all semiconductor product categories, signifying the market’s broad and consistent strength.”

Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in Europe (14.9 percent), Asia Pacific (11.2 percent), the Americas (8.1 percent), and Japan (2 percent). Sales were up compared to the previous month in the Americas (3 percent), Europe (2.9 percent), Asia Pacific (2.3 percent), and Japan (2 percent).

To find out how to purchase the WSTS Subscription Package, which includes comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS Forecasts, please visit http://www.semiconductors.org/industry_statistics/wsts_subscription_package/.

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    Month-to-Month Sales
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    Market                           Last Month        Current Month       % Change
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    Americas                                      5.27                5.43           3.0%
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    Europe                                        3.18                3.27           2.9%
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    Japan                                         2.94                2.99           2.0%
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    Asia Pacific                                 16.02               16.38           2.3%
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    Total                                        27.40               28.07           2.4%
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    Year-to-Year Sales
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    Market                           Last Year         Current Month       % Change
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    Americas                                      5.02                5.43           8.1%
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    Europe                                        2.85                3.27          14.9%
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    Japan                                         2.93                2.99           2.0%
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    Asia Pacific                                 14.73               16.38          11.2%
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    Total                                        25.53               28.07           9.9%
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    Three-Month-Moving Average Sales
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    Market                           Jan/Feb/Mar       Apr/May/June        % Change
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    Americas                                      5.00                5.43           8.6%
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    Europe                                        3.06                3.27           6.9%
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    Japan                                         2.84                2.99           5.3%
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    Asia Pacific                                 15.43               16.38           6.1%
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    Total                                        26.34               28.07           6.6%
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About SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products that we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the United States. In 2013, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $155 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites companies that account for 80 percent of America’s semiconductor production. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org.

About WSTS

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) is an independent non-profit organization representing the vast majority of the world semiconductor industry. The mission of WSTS is to be the respected source of semiconductor market data and forecasts. Founded in 1986, WSTS is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

Media Contact
Dan Rosso
Semiconductor Industry Association
drosso@semiconductors.org
202-446-1719

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