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Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in October; Industry on Track for Highest-Ever Annual Sales in 2013

Worldwide sales increase for eighth straight month and top $27 billion for first time ever in October; WSTS forecast projects growth of 4.4 percent in 2013 and 4.1 percent in 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.06 billion for the month of October 2013, a 7.2 percent increase from the same month last year when sales were $25.24 billion, and 0.8 percent higher than last month's total. October marked the eighth consecutive month of increasing sales and the industry's first-ever month above $27 billion in sales. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. Additionally, a new WSTS industry forecast projects that the industry will reach its highest-ever annual sales total in 2013, and continued growth is projected for 2014 and 2015. 

"With eight straight months of growth and a new monthly sales record in October, the global semiconductor industry is on track to exceed $300 billion in annual sales for the first time ever in 2013," said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "The industry is projected to maintain solid growth for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014, led largely by the Americas, which has remained well ahead of last year's pace. Congress and the Administration can help maintain and strengthen growth by resolving fiscal uncertainty and investing in scientific research."

Regionally, sequential monthly sales increased in the Americas (3.3 percent), Europe (1.7 percent), and Asia Pacific (0.1 percent), but decreased in Japan (-1.4 percent). Compared to October 2012, sales increased in the Americas (20.1 percent), Europe (8.6 percent), and Asia Pacific (7.4 percent), but fell in Japan (-12.1 percent), in part due to the devaluation of the Japanese yen. 

SIA also today endorsed the WSTS Autumn 2013 global semiconductor sales forecast. WSTS projects the industry's worldwide sales will reach $304.3 billion in 2013, which would be the industry's highest-ever annual sales total and a 4.4 percent increase from the 2012 total. WSTS predicts year-over-year increases for 2013 in the Americas (10.3 percent), Asia Pacific (7.2 percent), and Europe (4.3 percent), but a sharp decline in Japan (-14.5 percent).

Beyond 2013, the industry is expected to grow steadily across all regions, according to the WSTS forecast. WSTS predicts 4.1 percent growth globally for 2014 ($316.6 billion in total sales) and 3.4 percent growth for 2015 ($327.3 billion). WSTS expects the wireless and automotive end markets to grow faster than the total market. WSTS tabulates its semi-annual industry forecast by convening an extensive group of global semiconductor companies that provide accurate and timely indicators of semiconductor trends.

To find out how to purchase the WSTS Subscription Package, which includes comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS Forecasts, please visit http://www.semiconductors.org/industry_statistics/wsts_subscription_package/

October 2013




Billions




Month-to-Month Sales                              




Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

5.55

5.74

3.3%

Europe

2.98

3.03

1.7%

Japan

3.15

3.10

-1.4%

Asia Pacific

15.17

15.18

0.1%

Total

26.85

27.06

0.8%





Year-to-Year Sales                         




Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

4.77

5.74

20.1%

Europe

2.79

3.03

8.6%

Japan

3.53

3.10

-12.1%

Asia Pacific

14.14

15.18

7.4%

Total

25.24

27.06

7.2%





Three-Month-Moving Average Sales




Market

May/June/July

Aug/Sept/Oct

% Change

Americas

5.02

5.74

14.2%

Europe

2.85

3.03

6.5%

Japan

2.93

3.10

5.8%

Asia Pacific

14.73

15.18

3.1%

Total

25.53

27.06

6.0%

 

Autumn 2013

Amounts in US$M

Year on Year Growth in %

2012

2013

2014

2015

2012

2013

2014

2015

Americas

54,359

59,977

63,863

65,926

-1.5

10.3

6.5

3.2

Europe

33,163

34,586

35,195

36,215

-11.3

4.3

1.8

2.9

Japan

41,056

35,100

36,451

37,261

-4.3

-14.5

3.8

2.2

Asia Pacific

162,985

174,645

181,128

187,884

-0.6

7.2

3.7

3.7

Total World - $M

291,562

304,309

316,636

327,286

-2.7

4.4

4.1

3.4

Discrete Semiconductors

19,138

18,219

19,256

19,935

-10.5

-4.8

5.7

3.5

Optoelectronics

26,175

27,459

29,498

31,064

13.4

4.9

7.4

5.3

Sensors

8,009

7,957

8,324

8,682

0.5

-0.7

4.6

4.3

Integrated Circuits

238,240

250,674

259,558

267,605

-3.6

5.2

3.5

3.1

Analog

39,303

39,889

41,773

43,693

-7.2

1.5

4.7

4.6

Micro

60,238

58,671

59,557

59,608

-7.6

-2.6

1.5

0.1

Logic

81,703

84,803

90,559

94,140

3.7

3.8

6.8

4.0

Memory

56,995

67,311

67,669

70,164

-6.2

18.1

0.5

3.7

Total Products - $M

291,562

304,309

316,636

327,286

-2.7

4.4

4.1

3.4

About the SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America's economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products that we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2012, U.S. semiconductor sales totaled more than $146 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites companies that account for 80 percent of America's semiconductor production. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org.

About WSTS

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) is an independent non-profit organization representing the vast majority of the world semiconductor industry. The mission of WSTS is to be the respected source of semiconductor market data and forecasts. Founded in 1986, WSTS is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

Media Contact
Dan Rosso
Semiconductor Industry Association
drosso@semiconductors.org
202-446-1719

SOURCE Semiconductor Industry Association



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