Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Increase 22.6% in May

By Alan Spencer
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The Semiconductor Industry Association has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $31.9 billion for the month of May 2017, which is an increase of 22.6% compared to the May 2016 total of $26.0 billion and 1.9% more than the April 2017 total of $31.4 billion.

All major regional markets had increases of more than 15% in May, and the Americas led the way with growth of 30.5% compared to May 2016. The increases for other regions were: China (26.3 %), Europe (18.3 %), Asia Pacific/All Other (17.7 %), and Japan (15.8 %).

The increases compared to April 2017 were: Europe (3.9 %), the Americas (2.8 %), Japan (2.3 %), Asia Pacific/All Other (1.7 %), and China (0.7 %).

Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased by 22.6% in May 2017