Global Semiconductor Sales Show Up Tick



May semiconductor equipment billings up 42%

MILPITAS, CA—SEMI reported that the $2.27 billion in billings by North American-based makers of equipment for manufacture rose 42% on a year-over-year basis. The sales were also up 6.4% from the $2,136.4 billion posted in April. 

The current sales increase is driven by memory and foundry makers, said SEMI president Ajit Manocha. 

Table A provides billings of North American-based makers of equipment used in making microelectronics products.



Billings by Makers of Equipment Used to Manufacture Microelectronics Devices


Global semiconductor sales show slight uptick

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Worldwide sales of semiconductor devices rose nearly 2% between April and May to just under $32 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported.

China remained to largest market with sales $10.23 billion in May, which compares with $8.09 billion in May 2016. The Asian-Pacific region follows with May sales of $9.39 billion and almost $8 billion last May.

The Americas, the world’s third largest market saw device sales rise almost 3% to $6.25 billion for May. The May 2016 sales were $4.9 billion.

The European market stood at $3.11 billion in May, which was up 18.3% over sales a year ago of $2.63 billion. Semiconductor sales in Japan closed just under $3 billion May and were up from $2.55 billion in May 2016, the SIA said.

Table B shows global sales for microchip devices on a year-to-year basis.



Global Sales of Semiconductor Devices

Source: Semiconductor Industry Association (July 2017)

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