WASHINGTON – The 90-day moving average semiconductor sales in June reached $27.57 billion worldwide, the industry’s highest monthly sales ever, the Semiconductor Industry Association said today. Sales were up 10.8% year-over-year and up 2.6% sequentially, the trade group said.
For the quarter, worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $82.7 billion, up 10.8% year-over-year and 5.4% sequentially, SIA says.
Year-to-date sales during the first half were 11.1% higher than they were at the same point in 2013, which was a record year for semiconductor revenues.
All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization and represent a three-month moving average.
“Through the first half of 2014, the global semiconductor market has demonstrated consistent, across-the-board growth, with the Americas region continuing to show particular strength,” said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, SIA. “The industry posted its highest-ever second quarter sales and outperformed the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics sales forecast. Looking forward, macroeconomic indicators – including solid US GDP growth announced last week – bode well for continued growth in the second half of 2014 and beyond.”
Regionally, sales were up compared to last month in the Americas (4.9%), Asia Pacific (2.1%), Japan (2.1%), and Europe (1.9%). Compared to June 2013, sales increased in the Americas (12.1%), Europe (12.1%), Asia Pacific (10.5%), and Japan (8.5%). All four regional markets have posted better year-to-date sales through the first half than they did through the same point last year.