KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): Global semiconductor sales fell 6.2% year-o-year (y-o-y) and 3.2% month-on-month (m-o-m) in February this year to US$26 billion from US$27.7 billion and US$26.9 billion y-o-y and m-o-m respectively, according to the US-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
In a statement on its website April 4, the SIA said sales into the Americas fell sharply, decreasing 19.3% y-o-y, while year-to-year sales into China increased 3.5%.
It said all monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and represent a three-month moving average.
SIA president and CEO John Neuffer said global semiconductor sales slipped somewhat in February, due to normal seasonal trends, demand softening, and unfavorable macroeconomic conditions.
“Most regional markets have struggled to overcome these headwinds, and sales have dipped across the majority of semiconductor product categories,” he said.
The SIA said regionally, sales decreased nearly across the board: China (down 4.6% m-o-m/up 3.5% y-o-y), Europe (down 0.9%/down 6.3%), Japan (down 0.8%/down 3.5%), Asia Pacific/All Other (down 0.7%/down 6.3%), and the Americas (down 7.0%/down 19.3%).