The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $335.8bn in 2014, an increase of 9.9% from the 2013 total. Global sales for the month of December 2014 reached $29.1bn, marking the strongest December on record. Meanwhile Fourth quarter global sales of $87.4bn were 9.3% higher than the total of $79.9bn from the fourth quarter of 2013.
“The global semiconductor industry posted its highest-ever sales in 2014, topping $335bn for the first time thanks to broad and sustained growth across nearly all regions and product categories,” said John Neuffer, President and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “The industry now has achieved record sales in two consecutive years and is well-positioned for continued growth in 2015 and beyond.”
Annual sales increased in all four regional markets for the first time since 2010. The Americas market showed particular strength, with sales increasing by 12.7% in 2014. Sales were also up in Asia Pacific by 11.4%, Europe by 7.4%, and Japan 0.1%, marking the first time annual sales in Japan increased since 2010.
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