“Global demand for semiconductors remained high in April, as reflected by rising sales across a range of chip products and throughout each of the world’s major regional markets,” says SIA CEO John Neuffer.
Regionally, month-to-month sales increased across all major regional markets: the Americas (3.3%), Japan (2.6%), China (2.3%), Europe (1.6%), and Asia Pacific/All Other (0.5%).
On a year-to-year basis, sales increased in China (25.7%), Asia Pacific/All Other (24.3%), Europe (20.1%), Japan (17.6%), and the Americas (14.3%).
The SIA today endorsed the WSTS Spring 2021 global Semiconductor sales forecast, which projects the industry’s worldwide sales will be $527.2 billion in 2021, a 19.7% increase from the 2020 sales total of $440.4 billion.
WSTS projects year-to-year increases in Asia Pacific (23.5%), Europe (21.1%), Japan (12.7%), and the Americas (11.1%).