The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.5bn for the month of January 2015, the industry’s highest-ever January total and an increase of 8.7% from January 2014 when sales were $26.3bn. Global sales from January 2015 were 2% lower than the December 2014 total, reflecting normal seasonal trends. Regionally, sales in the Americas increased by 16.4% compared to last January to lead all regional markets.
“After a record-setting 2014, the global semiconductor industry is off to a promising start to 2015, posting its highest-ever January sales led by impressive growth in the Americas market,” said John Neuffer, President and CEO of the SIA. “Global sales have increased on a year-to-year basis for 21 consecutive months and remain strong across most regions and product categories.”
Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in the Americas by 16.4% and IN Asia Pacific by 10.7%, but decreased in Europe by 0.2% and Japan by 8%. Sales decreased compared to the previous month in Asia Pacific 0.8%, Europe 2%, the Americas 3.3%, and Japan 6.4%.
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