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Global Semiconductor Sales Show Up Tick

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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.

 

TABLE A

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.

 

TABLE B

Global Sales of Semiconductor Devices

Source: Semiconductor Industry Association (July 2017)

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