SIA Press Release
2002-06-04
SIA Press Release:

April Chip Sales Reach $11.07 Billion for Worldwide
Semiconductor Industry

- April Sales led by Wireless Sector -

SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 31, 2002 - Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $11.07 billion in April, a 3.1% increase from the $10.73 billion level reached in March, with all four geographic regions reporting growth for the second month in a row.

"Semiconductor sales in April are continuing the steady growth exhibited in the first quarter of this year, another sign that the industry is rebounding from 2001. We expect the modest growth we are experiencing in the first half of the year to continue throughout the remainder of 2002." stated George Scalise, SIA president. He added, "April's growth was led by an increase in sales in the wireless sector."

The SIA's Global Sales Report (GSR) is a three-month moving average of sales activity. The GSR is tabulated by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, which represents approximately 66 companies. The moving average is a mathematical smoothing technique that mitigates variations due to companies' monthly financial calendars.

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The SIA is the leading voice for the semiconductor industry and has represented U.S.-based manufacturers since 1977. SIA member companies comprise approximately 90% of U.S.-based semiconductor production. Collectively, the chip industry employs a domestic workforce of 284,000 people. More information about the SIA can be found at www.sia-online.org.

April 2002
Billions
Month-to-Month Sales
Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 2.61 2.62 0.2%
Europe 2.26 2.28 1.1%
Japan 2.11 2.20 4.4%
Asia Pacific 3.76 3.97 5.7%
Total 10.73 11.07 3.1%

Year-to-Year Sales
Market Last Year Current Month % Change
Americas 3.76 2.62 -30.5%
Europe 3.08 2.28 -25.8%
Japan 3.36 2.20 -34.5%
Asia Pacific 3.54 3.97 12.1%
Total 13.74 11.07 -19.4%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales
Market Last 3 Months Current 3 Months % Change
Americas 2.47 2.62 5.8%
Europe 2.13 2.28 7.3%
Japan 2.02 2.20 8.9%
Asia Pacific 3.40 3.97 16.8%
Total 10.26 11.07 10.5%