Semiconductor sales in Americas remained flat at $4.81bn in October, 2010
Worldwide semiconductor sales were $26.3bn in October, 2010, staying flat from the previous month when sales were also $26.3bn, according to a report by Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
The report said sales of semiconductors increased by 19.8% compared to October 2009 when sales were $22bn.
Semiconductor sales for the year through October increased by 37% to $248.2bn compared to $181.2bn for the same period in 2009. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.
Geographically, semiconductor sales in Americas remained flat at $4.81bn in October, while sales in Europe and Japan increased to $3.36bn and $4.22bn, respectively.
However, semiconductor month-to-month sales in Asia Pacific region decreased by 0.9% to $13.93bn compared to September sales of $14.06bn.
SIA president Brian Toohey said as expected, they are experiencing moderation in sequential sales growth rates in line with seasonal patterns, a trend that will likely continue through year end.
"Future growth will be increasingly driven by demand in developing markets where rapid adoption of semiconductor end use products such as mobile devices and consumer electronics continues," Toohey said.