The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) have reported that worldwide semiconductor sales reached an industry annual record in 2013, totalling $305.6 billion. This is an increase of 4.8% from 2012's total of $291.6 billion.
2013 alone reached $26.6 billion, marking the strongest December on
record. Also, Q4 2013 global sales reached $79.9, a 7.7% increase from
the $74.2 billion reached in Q4 2012.
“The global semiconductor
industry exceeded $300 billion in sales for the first time ever in 2013,
spurred by consistent, steady growth across nearly all regions and
product categories,” said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, SIA. “The
industry finished the year on a strong note with its best December on
record, indicating that recent momentum is likely to carry over into
Strong demand was seen in several product segments in
2013, with Logic being the largest semiconductor category by sales,
reaching $85.9 billion in 2013, a 5.2% increase from 2012. Memory at
$67.0 billion and MOS Micro-ICs at $58.7 billion, were also up in the
top 3 in terms of revenue sales. Memory was the fastest growing segment
with an increase of 17.6% in 2013, with DRAM performing particularly
well, increasing by 33.3% year-over-year. While NAND flash also
experienced a strong growth of 8.1%.
Other well performing
product segments include; optoelectronic products which reached $27.6
billion in sales with a 5.3% annual increase, and Analog which reached
$40.1 billion in sales with a 2.1% annual increase.
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