News Article

SIA: Global Semiconductor Sales Gain Momentum In May


The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.70 billion for the month of May 2013. This is an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous month when sales were $23.62 billion.

This is the largest sequential monthly increase in sales for the industry since March 2010.

Global sales in May 2013 were 1.3 percent higher than the May 2012 totalling $24.40 billion, and year-to-date sales in 2013 are 1.5 percent higher than they were at the same point in 2012.

All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and represent a three-month moving average.

"May was an unambiguously strong month for the global semiconductor industry, with growth across all regions and particularly encouraging increases in the Americas and Asia Pacific," says Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "Sales have remained ahead of last year's pace throughout 2013, indicating the increasing resiliency of the market."

Regionally, sales in May increased compared to April in Asia Pacific by 5.9 percent, in the Americas by 5.6 percent. Growth in other regions was modest to say the least; in Japan sales grew by 0.8 percent, and in Europe by 0.3 percent. But this is all good news; it is the first time since September 2012 that all four regions have seen sequential monthly growth.

Compared to the same month in 2012, sales in May 2013 increased in the Asia Pacific by 5.8 percent, in the Americas by 3.0 percent, and in Europe by a miniscule 0.1 percent. In Japan, sales fell sharply by a whopping 18.4 percent, largely because of the devaluation of the Japanese yen.

The table below shows month-to-month and year-to year sales by region compiled by the SIA based on a three-month moving average.

"Building on the semiconductor industry's recent momentum will require enacting federal policies that embrace innovation and foster growth," continues Toohey. "The Senate's recent approval of comprehensive immigration reform legislation is a significant step forward. The House should follow suit and promptly approve legislation to fix America's outdated high-skilled immigration system."

Security Lithography Advances To Thwart IC Counterfeiting
Semiconductor Memory Market Worth Over USD 250 Bn By 2026
Semiconductor Manufacturing: Achieving Water Authority Compliance
Particle Measuring Systems Releases 20 Nm Syringe Sampler
Critical Manufacturing Recognized By Gartner
Infineon Withdraws Outlook For FY20
SUSS MicroTec Purchases The Inkjet Printer Division Of Meyer Burger B.V.
Picosun Delivers Multiple Production ALD Systems To Asia
Park Systems Announces $1 Million Dollar Nano Research Grant Fund
Imec Demonstrates 24 Nanometer Pitch Lines With Single Exposure EUV Lithography
The AP&S Demo Center Will Help You. Request Your Wet Process Demonstration And Be Part Of It Live Via Video Chat.
High-end Inertial Sensors: At The Dawn Of A Mass-adoption?
Picosun Reinforces Local Operations During The COVID-19 Epidemic
50th Hollow Cathode Gas Plasma Source Ordered From Meaglow
Efinix’s Trion FPGA Silicon Platform Expands Into Europe
Intel Shines Amidst The Carnage Of The 2019 Semiconductor Market
A Burgeoning Secondary SME Market Is Inevitable
DISCO Presented With The Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award By Intel Corporation
EV Group Establishes Heterogeneous Integration Competence Center
ASYMTEK And DIMA Products Now Entirely Represented In Switzerland By Neutec Electronic AG
ACM Research Launches Stress-Free Polishing Tool For Advanced Packaging Applications; Delivers First Tool To Leading Chinese OSAT
Semiconductor Memory Adoption To Be Augmented By Penetration Of Smartphones Across The Globe
Pfeiffer Vacuum Introduces Extremely Quiet, Dry Pumps

Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Silicon Semiconductor Magazine, the Silicon Semiconductor Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: