KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 6.1% year-on-year in April to US$34.4 billion from US$32.4 billion a year earlier, said the U.S.-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
In a statement on its website June 1, SIA said sales dipped 1.2% month-on-month from US$34.9 billion in March.
All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.
SIA president and CEO John Neuffer said global semiconductor sales in April slipped slightly compared to the previous month, which is in line with seasonal trends, but significantly outpaced sales from April 2019.
“The global semiconductor market through April has shown early signs of resilience to the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but significant uncertainty remains in the months ahead,” he said.
SIA said that regionally, month-to-month sales increased in China (2.1%), but decreased in Japan (-0.9%), the Americas (-1.1%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-3.1%), and Europe (-7.6%).
It said sales increased year-to-year in the Americas (24.5%), China (4.4%), and Asia Pacific/All Other (3.3%), but fell in Japan (-0.1%) and Europe (-7.1%).
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