Semiconductor sales worldwide increased 10.5% to all-time monthly record

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached an all-time monthly record of $20.5 billion in August, an increase of 10.5% from the $18.6 billion reported in August 2005, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported today. Sales increased by 2.1% from July 2006. The previous record for one-month worldwide chip sales was $20.4 billion in November 2005.

The worldwide industry now derives more than 50% of its sales from the consumer market. The semiconductor content of newer consumer products such as cell phones, flash MP3 players, and digital cameras accounts for an average of 40% of the cost of such products, says SIA.

Year-to-Year Sales

Market

Aug 2005 ($ Bil.)

Aug 2006 ($ Bil.)

% Change

Americas

3.24

3.83

18.3%

Europe

3.08

3.21

4.4%

Japan

3.60

3.92

8.8%

Asia Pacific

8.67

9.58

10.5%

Total

18.59

20.54

10.5%

“Sales growth was led by DRAMs, which increased by 7.5% from July and by 31.4% from August 2005, an indication that PC sales remained strong. Sales of microprocessors increased by 2.1% from July, while declining by 6.8% from a year ago. Strong competition has resulted in a year-on-year 18 percent decline in average selling prices for microprocessors as unit sales have increased" according to SIA.

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