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Global chip sales show "modest" growth

Posted: 07 May 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor  memory 

Global semiconductor market grew 1.1 per cent in March this year from the previous month, reaching Rs.1.26 lakh crore ($23.48 billion). According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, sales for March 2013 were 0.9 per cent higher than the March 2012 total of Rs.1.25 lakh crore ($23.28 billion).

"Through the first quarter of 2013, the global semiconductor industry has seen modest but consistent growth compared to last year," said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association.

"Sales have increased across most end product categories, with memory showing the strongest growth. With recent indications that companies could be set to replenish inventories, we are hopeful that growth will continue in the months ahead. Regionally, the Americas slipped slightly in March after a strong start to the year, but Asia Pacific and Europe have seen impressive growth recently."

Year-over-year sales increased in Asia Pacific (6.9 per cent) and Europe (0.7 per cent), but decreased in the Americas (-1.5 per cent) and sharply in Japan (-18 per cent).


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