SIA Report - Global Sales Up 1.3% in November
2002-12-31
Continued Growth for Worldwide Chip Sales
Global Sales Up 1.3% in November - 19.6% Year on Year Increase

SAN JOSE, Calif. - December 30, 2002 - Global semiconductor sales
reached $12.68 billion in November 2002, a 1.3% sequential increase from
the $12.51 billion in revenue reported in October 2002 continuing the
trend that began in the fourth quarter 2001. November sales are up
19.6% from November 2001 sales of $10.60 billion.

"The November sales of the global chip industry underscores the healthy
recovery that has been building momentum through out this year," stated
SIA President George Scalise. "The wireless sector continues to be the
strongest single market."

The semiconductor products that benefit from the strength of the
wireless sector are led by Flash and Digital Signal Processors, which
were up 6.6% and 3.7% in November. In addition, Wi-Fi has begun to
contribute to the strength of this market. Furthermore, the computer
segment continues to show growth with microprocessors up 0.5% and DRAM's
increasing by 5.8%.

Chip sales rose 5.8% in November in the European market and 1.3% in Asia
Pacific. Semiconductor sales in the Americas declined slightly by 0.8%
and 0.6% in Japan.

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.

About the SIA

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.

November 2002
Billions
Month-to-Month Sales

Market Last Month Current Month %
Change
Americas 2.65
2.63 -0.8%
Europe 2.46 2.60
5.8%
Japan 2.85
2.83 -0.6%
Asia Pacific 4.56 4.62
1.3%
Total 12.51 12.68
1.3%

Year-to-Year Sales
Market Last Year Current Month %
Change
Americas 2.50 2.63
5.0%
Europe 2.32 2.60
12.2%
Japan 2.32 2.83
21.9%
Asia Pacific 3.46 4.62
33.5%
Total 10.60 12.68
19.6%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales
Market Last 3 Months Current 3 Months %
Change
Americas 2.58 2.63
1.8%
Europe 2.21 2.60
17.5%
Japan 2.75 2.83
2.9%
Asia Pacific 4.38 4.62
5.5%
Total 11.93 12.68
6.3%