Sales of semiconductors up in March

EISAThe European Semiconductor Industry Association (EISA) said sales of chips in Europe rose by 2.7 percent, month on month.

Total sales amounted to $2.954 billion with different sectors accounting for the rise.

EISA described the growth as “healthy” and said the main products sold were discrete chips, sensors and actuators, and MOS microcontroller units which rose by 8.7 percent, 8.5 percent and 7.9 percent respectively.

Currency fluctuations took a part in the overall sales picture. Semiconductor sales measured in Euro rose by 16.8 percent compared to March of 2014.

The European picture differed from the worldwide picture. Worldwide, sales for March 2014 amounted to $27.712 billion, up six percent year on year.