Taipei, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 08:07 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
28°C
Chip sales up 17% sequentially in 2Q09, says SIA
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 4 August 2009]

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for second-quarter 2009 totaled US$51.7 billion, up 17% on quarter but still 20% lower than the US$64.7 billion reported for second-quarter 2008, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). In June, the sales continued sequential growth to US$17.2 billion.

"The fourth-consecutive monthly increase in sales is one indicator the industry is returning to normal seasonal growth patterns," said SIA president George Scalise. Focused supply chain management by both producers and customers helped to moderate the impact of the global economic recession on the industry, Scalise added.

"Inventories have been closely managed, encouraging us to believe that the sequential increase in quarterly sales represents a gradual recovery of demand," Scalise continued. He noted that industry analysts have recently become more optimistic in their forecasts for key demand drivers. "Consensus estimates for unit sales of PCs are now in the range of minus 5% to flat compared to 2008, whereas earlier forecasts were projecting on-year unit declines of 9-12%. In cell phone handsets, analysts now believe the unit decline will be in the range of 7-9% compared to earlier forecasts of a decline of around 15%."

In addition, economic stimulus programs in China, including incentives for purchasing consumer products and investment in 3G/TD-SCDMA communications infrastructure, have helped drive semiconductor sales in the world's largest chip market, according to Scalise. "The global macroeconomic environment remains the key factor in determining the timing and rate of recovery for the semiconductor industry."

SIA: Global chip sales, 1H09 (US$b)

June 2009

2Q09

1H09

Chip sales

17.2

51.7

95.9

M/M

3.7%

-

-

Q/Q

-

17.0%

-

Y/Y

(20.0%)

(20.0%)

(25%)

Source: SIA, compiled by Digitimes, August 2009

Realtime news
  • LanMark posts profit for 1H15

    Bits + chips | 11h 1min ago

  • Samsung Pay to be released in September, say reports

    Mobile + telecom | 11h 3min ago

  • Global chip sales rise 2% in 2Q15, says SIA

    Bits + chips | 11h 5min ago

  • China market: New energy vehicle sales and production climbing

    Green energy | 11h 7min ago

  • Motech suffers net losses in 2Q15

    Green energy - Stockwatch | 11h 9min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China market shows mixed pricing trends for July 7W, 9W LED light bulbs

    LED | 11h 40min ago

  • Taiwan market: Xiaomi to open retail outlet

    Before Going to Press | 10h 50min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan handset shipments to drop in 3Q15, 4Q15

    Before Going to Press | 11h 3min ago

  • Taiwan market: Acers sees strong sales at TCAS

    Before Going to Press | 11h 8min ago

  • Catcher capacity is not harmed from recent employee protest, says company

    Before Going to Press | 11h 23min ago

  • Elan, Precise Biometrics tie up for fingerprint sensor devices

    Before Going to Press | 11h 27min ago

  • Inspection service company Sporton posts revenue growth in July

    Before Going to Press | 11h 44min ago

  • HP says business separation not affecting ordering system

    Before Going to Press | 11h 44min ago

  • China makers could surpass Korea in small- to medium-size AMOLED capacity by 2018

    Before Going to Press | 12h 4min ago

  • Makers optimistic about handset panel shipments to China in 2H15

    Before Going to Press | 12h 5min ago

  • Ichia sees decreased July revenues

    Before Going to Press | Aug 3, 19:27

  • Demand for low-efficiency PV modules comes out in US market

    Before Going to Press | Aug 3, 19:25

  • China market: Huawei offers business-use cloud computing services

    Before Going to Press | Aug 3, 19:23

  • Digitimes Research: RT Works launches Robot Assist Walker RT. 1

    Before Going to Press | Aug 3, 19:09

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 15% on year and reach 52 million units in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | Aug 3, 19:07

Pause
 | 
View more
Developments in the UV LED industry
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.