May chip sales soar 22.6%


May sales were up 1.9% on  April’s $31.4 billion.

All major regional markets had y-o-y increases of more than 15% in May, with the US leading the way with growth of 30.5%.

“The global semiconductor market has settled into a period of significant and steady growth in 2017, with sales through May well ahead of the total from the same point last year,” says SIA CEO John Neuffer,  “significantly, recent market growth has been consistent across all major regional markets and semiconductor product categories, with sales of memory products continuing to lead the way.”

Y-o-y sales across all regions were: the Americas (30.5%), China (26.3%), Europe (18.3%), Asia Pacific/All Other (17.7%), and Japan (15.8%). Month-to-month sales increased in Europe (3.9%), the Americas (2.8%), Japan (2.3%), Asia Pacific/All Other (1.7%), and China (0.7%).


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