07 November 2012 Chip sales up slightly in September Chip sales up slightly in September Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.79billion in September - a 2% increase from August, which saw sales of $24.3bn. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), sales from the third quarter of 2012 totalled $74.4bn – a 1.8% jump compared to the previous quarter – but total 2012 sales were down 4.7% compared to the same time last year. Brian Toohey, SIA president and ceo said: "Semiconductor sales increased from August to September and from Q2 to Q3 as the industry continued to exhibit relative steadiness in a choppy global economy. But the global industry remains behind last year's pace due to lingering economic headwinds. Regionally, sales increased by 5.8% in the Americas on a sequential monthly basis, marking the region's largest increase since May 2010. Sales also increased from August to September in Asia Pacific (1.6%), Europe (0.7%) and Japan (0.2%), but all four regions lagged behind September 2011 sales. "On a regional basis, the Americas were particularly encouraging, posting the largest monthly increase in more than two years," Toohey added. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.sia-online.org/ This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Alternative back-up power With outdoor events like concerts, events and festivals now ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Microcontrollers deliver ... Microchip has launched what it describes as the 'world's lowest ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.