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Global Semiconductor Sales Up Slightly in September 

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The Semiconductor Industry Association, representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, announced on November 6 that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.79 billion for the month of September 2012, a 2 percent increase from the prior month when sales were $24.30 billion. Sales from the third quarter of 2012 totaled $74.4 billion — a 1.8 percent jump compared to the previous quarter — but total 2012 sales were down 4.7 percent compared to the same time last year. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.

Regionally, sales increased by 5.8 percent in the Americas on a sequential monthly basis, marking the region’s largest increase since May 2010. Sales also increased from August to September in Asia Pacific (1.6 percent), Europe (0.7 percent) and Japan (0.2 percent), but all four regions lagged behind September 2011 sales.

For complete details about semiconductor sales, visit: www.sia-online.org.

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