Semiconductor industry posts record 2013

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached US$305.6 billion, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 per cent from 2012.


Semiconductor industry posts record 2013


The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide semiconductor sales for 2013 reached US$305.6 billion, the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 4.8 per cent from 2012. Global sales for the month of December 2013 reached $26.6 billion, marking the strongest December on record, while December sales in the Americas alone, increased 17.3 year-on-year. Fourth quarter global sales of $79.9 billion were 7.7 per cent higher than the total of $74.2 billion from the fourth quarter of 2012.

“The global semiconductor industry exceeded $300 billion in sales for the first time ever in 2013, spurred by consistent, steady growth across nearly all regions and product categories,” said Brian Toohey, president and CEO of the SIA. “The industry finished the year on a strong note with its best December on record, indicating that recent momentum is likely to carry over into 2014.”