Global semi­con sales up 5.1% in June

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KUALA LUMPUR: World­wide sales of semi­con­duc­tors rose by 5.1% in June to Us$34.5bil from Us$32.9bil a year ago on stronger growth in the Amer­i­cas but un­cer­tain­ties per­sist in the sec­ond half.

The Us-based Semi­con­duc­tor In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion (SIA) said in a state­ment posted on its web­site on Mon­day that global sales in June were how­ever, down by 0.3% from May’s Us$34.6bil.

Driv­ing the growth, on a year-on-year ba­sis, were the Amer­i­cas (29%), China (4.7%) and Asia Pa­cific/all other (0.4%). How­ever,

Ja­pan re­ported a 2.2% de­cline and Europe by a sharper 17.1%.

The SIA said on a month-to-month ba­sis, sales rose by 3.1% in the Amer­i­cas and by 1.1% in Ja­pan. Sales slipped by 0.4% in China, Asia Pa­cific/all other (-1.5%) while the de­cline was more in Europe (-6.0%).

Sales dur­ing the sec­ond quar­ter of 2020 rose by 5.1% to Us$103.6bil from the pre­vi­ous cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod and dipped by 0.9% from 1Q.

SIA pres­i­dent and CEO John Neuf­fer said 2Q semi­con­duc­tor sales were roughly flat com­pared to the first quar­ter, and the global in­dus­try con­tin­ues to post year-to-year sales in­creases.

“But sig­nif­i­cant un­cer­tainty re­mains for the sec­ond half of the year due to on­go­ing macroe­co­nomic head­winds, ” he said.

Monthly sales are com­piled by the World Semi­con­duc­tor Trade Sta­tis­tics or­gan­i­sa­tion and rep­re­sent a three-month mov­ing av­er­age.

The SIA rep­re­sents 95% of the US semi­con­duc­tor in­dus­try by rev­enue and nearly twothirds of non-us chip firms.

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