The semiconductor industry in the United States reached $28 billion in August for an increase of 3.5 percent over the previous month, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
“Following months of sluggish global semiconductor sales, the global market recently has shown signs of a rebound, punctuated by solid growth in August,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “The Americas market was particularly encouraging, topping 6 percent month-to-month growth for the first time in nearly three years to lead all regional markets.”
China was also a particularly strong market, with the most year-to-year growth worldwide. Year-to-year sales were second highest in Japan, with 2.2 percent compared to China’s 7.1 percent. Elsewhere globally, growth has slowed, including a -3.1 percent growth in the Americas.
In the United States, the industry has grown 0.5 percent year-over-year. Global sales continue to slow down compared to last year’s numbers, but Neuffer said that he is optimistic about continued growth into 2017.
Month-to-month sales continue to grow in all regions, with the Americas at 6.3 percent and Japan with the next most significant growth at 4.8 percent.
The semiconductor industry is seen by some analysts as a good indicator of the economic growth in the electronics sector in general, because they are used in such a wide number of consumer and civil devices. The Internet of Things and the increased smartphone and tablet industries have contributed to the growth of the industry as well as challenging production.
The complete report from the Semiconductor Industry Association, including additional industry sales data, is available for purchase here.
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