KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 8): Global sales of semiconductors rose 27.6% year-on-year to US$144.8 billion during the third quarter of 2021, according to the U.S.-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
In a statement on its website last week, SIA said the figure was 7.4% higher than the second quarter of 2021.
It added that more semiconductor units were shipped during the third quarter of 2021 than during any other quarter in the market’s history.
SIA said global sales for the month of September 2021 were US$48.3 billion, an increase of 27.6% over the total from September 2020 and 2.2% more than sales from August 2021.
Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.
SIA president and CEO John Neuffer said semiconductor shipments reached all-time highs in the third quarter of 2021, demonstrating both the ongoing high global demand for chips and the industry’s extraordinary efforts to ramp up production to meet that demand.
“Sales into the Americas led the way, increasing more than any other regional market both month-to-month and year-to-year,” he said.
SIA said that regionally, year-on-year sales increased in the Americas (33.5%), Europe (32.3%), Asia Pacific/All Other (27.2%), Japan (24.5%), and China (24.0%).
Month-to-month sales increased in the Americas (3.9%), Europe (2.0%), Japan (2.0%), Asia Pacific/All Other (1.9%), and China (1.5%).