SIA reports flat semiconductor sales in June with Eastern edge

August 3, 2012 — Global semiconductor sales stayed flat in June 2012, hitting $24.38 billion (a decline of 0.1% from May 2012), reports the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Year-over-year (Y/Y), sales fell just 2% in June, a slower decline than the semiconductor industry has seen since October 2011.

Figure. Worldwide semiconductor revenues, Y/Y percent change. SOURCE: WSTS, SIA.

“The semiconductor industry continues to navigate the turbulent global economy better than most sectors, but macroeconomic uncertainties are limiting overall recovery and growth,” said Brian Toohey, president & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “Congress can help ease economic uncertainty by enacting effective and dependable policies that promote American competitiveness and spur economic growth.”

Regionally, semiconductor sales increased on a sequential monthly basis in Japan (2%) and Asia Pacific (0.6%) but declined in Europe (-0.7%) and the Americas (-3.6%). Compared to June 2011, sales in June 2012 increased in Japan (3.7%) and Asia Pacific (1.0%) but fell steeply in the Americas (-8.1%) and Europe (-12.1%). “The Japan and Asia Pacific sequential increases are encouraging signs, but are tempered by continued weakness in Europe and the Americas,” said Toohey. This is the first time since September 2010 that Japan and Asia Pacific attained month-over-month and year-over-year growth simultaneously.

All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.

June 2012

Billions

Month-to-Month Sales

Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

4.48

4.32

-3.6%

Europe

2.84

2.82

-0.7%

Japan

3.36

3.43

2.0%

Asia Pacific

13.72

13.81

0.6%

Total

24.40

24.38

-0.1%

Year-to-Year Sales

Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

4.70

4.32

-8.1%

Europe

3.21

2.82

-12.1%

Japan

3.30

3.43

3.7%

Asia Pacific

13.67

13.81

1.0%

Total

24.89

24.38

-2.0%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market

Jan/Feb/Mar

Apr/May/June

% Change

Americas

4.46

4.32

-3.1%

Europe

2.83

2.82

-0.2%

Japan

3.42

3.43

0.2%

Asia Pacific

12.58

13.81

9.8%

Total

23.28

24.38

4.7%

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) represents the US semiconductor industry. Learn more at www.sia-online.org.

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