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October semi sales up 21.9%, says SIA

  • Author:Ella Cai
  • Release on :2017-12-06
October semiconductor sales of $37.1 billion were up 3.2% on September’s $36 billion and up 21.9% on the $30.4 billion of October 2016, reports the SIA.

The WSTS forecast is now 20.6% for this year  and 7% for 2018.

“The global semiconductor market continued to grow impressively in October, with sales surpassing the industry’s highest-ever monthly total and moving closer to topping $400 billion for 2017,” saiys SIA CEO John Neuffer, “market growth continues to be driven in part by high demand for memory products, but combined sales of all other semiconductor products were up substantially as well, showing the breadth of the market’s strength this year.”

Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in the Americas (40.9%), Europe (19.5%), China (19.1%), Asia Pacific/All Other (16.3%), and Japan (10.7%).

Compared with last month, sales were up more modestly across all regions: the Americas (6.8%), China (2.6%), Europe (2.6%), Japan (1.8%), and Asia Pacific/All Other (1.5%).

ThevSIA has endorsed the WSTS forecast of 20.6% growth for this year and 7% for 2018. That would deliver a $408.7 billion – the first time it has topped $400 billion.

WSTS projects double-digit year-to-year increases across all regional markets for 2017: the Americas (31.9%), Asia Pacific (18.9%), Europe (16.3%), and Japan (12.6%).

Beyond 2017, growth in the semiconductor market is expected to moderate across all regions.


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