Bad December For Europe, says WSTS
Worldwide 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.
But 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 â‚¬226.9bn in 2012, up 5.37% on 2011.
In December 2012, European semiconductor sales were â‚¬2bn, down 1.8% on December 2011.