Chip Sales Enter 26th Month of Growth

Worldwide semiconductor sales reached $84 billion in Q2’15: a 2% YoY and 1% QoQ increase. Data from the Semiconductor Industry Association shows that global sales in June were $28 billion (up 2% YoY, down 0.4% MoM), and year-to-date sales in the first half of 2015 were up 3.9% YoY.

Semiconductor growth has been somewhat slowed by “macroeconomic headwinds and softening demand,” said SIA CEO John Neuffer. However, the Q2’15 result was still the industry’s highest-ever for a second quarter. The semiconductor industry has now risen YoY for 26 consecutive months.

Sales compared to last year rose in China (7.8%), the Americas (5.6%) and APAC/All Other (5.2%). Sales were down in Europe (-11.5%) and Japan (-13.6%). In a MoM comparison, sales were up slightly in Japan (1%) and China (0.6%), but down in APAC/All Other (-0.6%), the Americas (-1.6%) and Europe (-1.7%). Europe and Japan were slightly affected by currency devaluations.