SIA records sluggish semi start to the year

The SIA says January sales were 2.7% down on December at $26.9 billion and 5.8% down on January 2015.

SIA records sluggish semi start to the year

US sales fell 5.9% month-on-month and 16.9% year-on-year.

“Global semiconductor sales decreased in January across most regional markets and product categories, largely due to softening demand and lingering macroeconomic headwinds,” says SIA CEOJohn Neuffer, “despite these challenges, modest market growth is projected for 2016, following essentially flat sales last year.”

Regionally, sales decreased in most regions: China (-0.4%month-to-month/+4.3% year-to-year), Europe (-1.7%/-7.7%), Japan (-3.3%/-5.1%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-2.8%/-6.5%), and the Americas (-5.9%/-16.9%).

Sales also decreased across most major semiconductor product categories, with the notable exception of microprocessors, which increased year-to-year by 2.1%.

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) represents  the US industry in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research.

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