Ninth successive month of semi growth
November semiconductor sales were the ninth successive month that chip sales have grown, reports the SIA.
November’s sales of $27.2 billion were 0.6% up on October and 6.8% up on November 2012.
Leading the way was the US with y-o-y growth of 18.6% and 4.8% growth m-o-m.
“Buoyed by sustained growth in the Americas and Asia Pacific and a recent rebound in Europe and Japan, the global semiconductor industry has shown increasing strength in 2013 and is on pace for record revenue,” says Brian Toohey, SIA CEO, “with solid momentum across all regions and most product categories, the industry is well-positioned for a strong start to the new year.”
Regionally, sequential monthly sales increased in the Americas (4.2 percent), Europe (2.0 percent), and Japan (0.1 percent), but fell slightly in Asia Pacific (-1.0 percent).
Compared to November 2012, sales increased in the Americas (18.6 percent), Europe (10.9 percent), and Asia Pacific (5.5 percent). Sales in Japan decreased (-8.8 percent) compared to November 2012, in part due to the devaluation of the Japanese yen, but the region has been closer to last year’s pace in recent months.