WASHINGTON – Worldwide semiconductor sales reached $30.4 billion in February, up 16.5% year-over-year and down 0.8% sequentially, says the Semiconductor Industry Association.
February marked the global market’s largest year-over-year growth since October 2010.
“The global semiconductor industry has posted strong sales early in 2017, with memory products like DRAM and NAND flash leading the way,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, SIA. “Year-to-year sales increased by double digits across most regional markets, with the China and Americas markets showing particularly strong growth. Global market trends are favorable for continuing sales growth in the months ahead.”
Year-over-year sales increased across all regions: China (25%), the Americas (19.1%), Japan (11.9%), Asia Pacific/All Other (11.2%), and Europe (5.9%). Sequential sales increased in Asia Pacific/All Other (0.5%) but decreased slightly across all others: Europe (0.6%), Japan (0.9%), China (1%), and the Americas (2.3%).
The US industry accounts for nearly half of the world’s total semiconductor sales, and more than 80% of US semiconductor company sales are to overseas markets.
All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.