Global semicon sales up 5.1% in June
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.