Global semiconductor sales increase 27.6% in 3Q21

Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei 0


Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled US$144.8 billion during the third quarter of 2021, up 27.6% on year and 7.4% sequentially, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Meanwhile, more semiconductor units were shipped during the third quarter of 2021 than during any other quarter in the market's history, SIA indicated.

Semiconductor sales were US$48.3 billion in September 2021, rising 27.6% from a year earlier and 2.2% on month. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

"Semiconductor shipments reached all-time highs in the third quarter of 2021, demonstrating both the ongoing high global demand for chips and the industry's extraordinary efforts to ramp up production to meet that demand," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. "Sales into the Americas led the way, increasing more than any other regional market both month-to-month and year-to-year."

Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in the Americas (33.5%), Europe (32.3%), Asia Pacific/All Other (27.2%), Japan (24.5%), and China (24.0%). Month-to-month sales increased in the Americas (3.9%), Europe (2.0%), Japan (2.0%), Asia Pacific/All Other (1.9%), and China (1.5%).