KUALA LUMPUR: Global sales of semiconductors rose nearly one-quarter in June 2017 to US$32.6bil (RM140bil) from a year ago, boosted by sales in the Americas, says the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
The US based trade body announced on Saturday the June sales rose 23.7% from June 2016’s sales of US$26.4bil. When compared with May, the sales were up 2% from US$32bil.
The SIA, representing US leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, said in the second quarter, global sales reached US$97.9bil – up 5.8% on-quarter and notching an increase of 23.7% in the previous corresponding quarter.
Year-to-date sales during the first half of 2017 rose 20.8%.
“Sales into the Americas market were particularly robust in June, and all regional markets saw growth of at least 18 percent year-over-year. Conditions are favorable for continued market growth in the months ahead.”
In June, sales in the Americas rose 33.4%, China (25.5%), Asia Pacific/All Other (19.5%), Europe (18.3%), and Japan (18%).
Sales also were up across all regions compared to last month: the Americas (5.1%), Europe (1.9%), China (1.5%), Japan (1%), and Asia Pacific/All Other (0.8%).
In 2016, US semiconductor company sales totaled US$164bil, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible.