Global semiconductor industry looking up
The global semiconductor industry is seeing growth despite rough beginnings this year. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide chip sales reached US$22.2 billion in July 2008, up 2.8 per cent sequentially, and an increase of 7.6 per cent on-year. SIA President George Scalise notes that growing sales of consumer electronics, PCs and mobile […]
October 1, 2008
SIA President George Scalise notes that growing sales of consumer electronics, PCs and mobile phonesâ€” collectively accounting for 80 per cent of overall chip demandâ€”have fueled the increase in sales, in addition to LCD TV units, digital set-top boxes and digital still cameras. First half semiconductor sales, meanwhile, was US$127.5 billion, up 5.4 per cent from the US$121 billion sales in the same period last year.