Global semiconductor sales remain flat month on month

Worldwide semiconductor sales reached $26.3 billion in October, showing no change from the preceding month.

However, while there was little movement from last month, which also saw sales amount to $26.3bn, October sales still showed an increase of 19.8 percent increase from the same point in 2009 which amounted to $22bn.

Total sales for the year through October amounted to $248bn, representing an increase of 37 percent on the same time period for 2009 where sales reached $181.2bn, according to Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) figures.

It is noted that all monthly sales numbers represent a three month moving average.

“As expected, we are experiencing moderation in sequential sales growth rates in line with seasonal patterns, a trend that will likely continue through year end,” said SIA President Brian Toohey.  “Future growth will be increasingly driven by demand in developing markets where rapid adoption of semiconductor end use products such as mobile devices and consumer electronics continues.”