Saturday, December 03, 2005

Semiconductor sales up

Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports worldwide sales of $20.05 billion in October, up slightly from $19.55 billion in September.

“Industry sales continue to track with our forecast of 6.8 percent growth to $228 billion in 2005. Inventories are in balance, and production capacity utilization remains in the healthy 90 percent range,” SIA President George Scalise concluded.

Read the SIA press release at the SIA site linked here.

SIA's forecasts are for continued growth . . .

The forecast calls for 2005 sales to increase by 6.8 percent to $227.6 billion, followed by increases of 7.9 percent to $245.5 billion in 2006, 10.5 percent to $271.3 billion in 2007, and 13.9 percent to $309.2 billion in 2008.

The DRAM market is not as upbeat . . .

DRAM: The DRAM market was $26.8 billion in 2004. This market is projected to decline by 4.8 percent to $25.6 billion in 2005; to decline by 10.1 percent to $23 billion in 2006; to grow by 13.1 percent to $26.0 billion in 2007; and to grow by 20.0 percent to $31.2 billion in 2008.

Read the SIA press release which includes geographic and product category forecasts at the SIA site linked here.

Read an EETimes article about the October sales here.

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