Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
A Good December, says WSTS, But Not For Europe
Semiconductor sales in December were $24.7bn – up 3.8% on December 2011, says WSTS.
For the year, sales were $291.6bn – down 2.7% on 2011.
European sales in December were $2.6bn – down 5.5% on December 2011.
On a total year basis the European market in 2012 was worth $33.2bn down 11.3% on the full year 2011.
Measured in Euros, the worldwide semiconductor market was worth €226.9bn in 2012, up 5.37% on 2011.
In December 2012, European semiconductor sales were €2bn, down 1.8% on December 2011.Tags: europe, european semiconductor sales, worldwide semiconductor market, wsts